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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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A little about me:
British born from Liverpool. So proud of my son going for the American side. His dad's a veteran so feel so good about him. Living in San Diego teach p/t another teen at home my daughter. Miss my son tons
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I truthfully believe the opportunities that can be had way out way what they can gain in civilian life. When I see crime and violence on the streets when I see kids not even graduating yet alone going to college, then we should be so proud and greatful. They are being well fed and cared for and can't steer far wrong.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:56pm on August 22, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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


At 9:38pm on August 21, 2012, Jenideer (Ship 11/ Div 302) said…

thanks Ruth so tough! i hope he will get them soon. hope to meet you and the rest of the girls at PIR! jenideer

At 11:59pm on August 19, 2012, pattyd said…

We are definitely going to graduation. I will let you know where we will be staying. We will be going to the meet and greet. Will you be going to graduation? It is very hard to raise your kids and be involved in every aspect of their life and then just send them off with strangers (even if it is the US Navy) and not talk to them or see them every day. Our other son is in the AIr Force and he just graduated from basic training in June. That was brutal too. I know we raised them to be able to go out on their own, but boy is it hard Lol

At 10:42pm on August 19, 2012, pattyd said…

Yay, I can put a face to your name...Thank you

At 9:22pm on August 17, 2012, pattyd said…

Hi Ruth,

We miss our son terribly. It is so nice to get the letters from him. He is making life long friends and we are so grateful for that. We hope to meet you when we are there for graduation.


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