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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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I'm happily married for 20 years now and a mother of 2 boys. I work as a dealer at Orleans Casino, Las Vegas, NV.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I should have read and learned more about the navy before my son left for boot camp.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:56pm on August 8, 2011, acesmom(ship:03, Div: 249) said…
praying your son is well enough soon to make his run and BS.
At 10:55pm on August 8, 2011, acesmom(ship:03, Div: 249) said…
Adam said his friend in FIT told him his mom had been talking to me. I said that would have to be Rover, he was like ,HUH. He said that he and your son were going to the same A school.
At 10:05pm on August 8, 2011, acesmom(ship:03, Div: 249) said…
I got the I'm a sailor call today. he passed his run and then went through BS last night. i was really surprised because I didn't think they did BS on Sundays.he will be staying in Great Lakes for A school and I told him to let me know as soon as I can see him.
At 8:29am on August 8, 2011, acesmom(ship:03, Div: 249) said…

I haven't gotten a call. I ran away from home over the weekend, didn't take my laptop and was off line from Fri am until late last night. I looked at Fri PIR pics and I was ok with it,( better than I thought). I think I am over my pity party and ready to move on,haha. A call from him would be wonderfull, I haven't talked to him at all since he has been gone except the I'm here call and the I didn't make it call, so I would really love to talk to him to just see what is happening. For some reason, I do feel like a load has been lifted off my heart and I'm taking that a good sign. Do you facebook?

At 8:46am on August 5, 2011, acesmom(ship:03, Div: 249) said…
When did you get your call? I got mine at 8pm Wednesday night after worrying all day about whether he pass BS. He didn't even go to BS and I was already on my way there. I was gonna drive and it's over 700 miles from here.
At 12:28pm on August 1, 2011, Lisa Brown/Cory's MOM said…
I have not heard from my son in 3 weeks. I am hoping no news is good news! Just keep your chin up! Our boys will be fine. It won't be long now!!!
At 7:21am on July 31, 2011, diannep said…
Will send the BS dates now.
At 12:47am on July 30, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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