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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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I am 23 and got married to in May of this past year. My husband and I are both from Minnesota and I moved out to Port Hueneme in July.
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At 2:24pm on November 22, 2011, Devon said…
Thx! So my husband spoke to someone (sponsor maybe?) and they told him he will get his orders for after decommission about 6 months b4---which he said would be like march--does everyone else already seem to know?  This is so frustrating!  Send me a personal message if u can since I can't seem to send one to u--not sure why??  Thx
At 1:34am on November 22, 2011, Devon said…
Hi samanthaRae,I have a million questions! Lol. First, what is this #thing everyone is talking about?--ppl have said "my sailor is going to 3" or "5" or whatever-in regards to new duty station after decommission I think??? How will my husband get that info?  Also, where are u living?--we have been told to try to live in base housing in camerillo(sp?)And then do u feel supported out there while he is deployed? We r in a very tough situation---we have a 6, 2.5 and 11month old and I am very ill. (I have Lyme disease w co infections, POTSyndrome and adrenal fatigue along w vit/min deficiencies---all of which were only finally diagnosed recently---while my husband was a boot camp actually! Ugh. I am struggling to care for our young family while undergoing treatment and not having my husband here. I need to do IV meds(w a picc line in my chest! Yikes!) and we have been putting it off thinking I could begin when we got to our first real duty station and were together. But now he is deploying(we don't even know how long) and I am not sure how I will just manage the day to day, never mind IV treatments!). Even if I was healthy I'd still feel very overwhelmed right now. I know nothing about the navy. I know they have classes to help prepare u for your spouses deployment, what to do to prepare, how to cope, what resources are avail, what to expect, etc... But I am not there to go to any classes. I know I need a POA---that is the only thing someone has told me. Otherwise I am clueless. Sounds like ur husband is already deployed?--where to? (I understand they r all going to diff place rt?). Do u have children?  Where r u from orig? How long have u been in PH and how long has ur husband been in the navy? What is his rate? My husband is ISSoooo anything u can tell me about this 40 group thing :) would be great and ESP anything I should know about deployment and info about decommissioning and port H in general. Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out---I really appreciate it!Devon
At 2:10pm on November 8, 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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