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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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Sandra D
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My son is stationed in Japan and on the George Wasington. he is only 20 and will be working on the flight deck. I am a very nervous mother, excited for him but concerned for his safety for such a dangerous field.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
It is the absolute best move any young man or woman can make if they are seeking direction for their future.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:23am on March 4, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as wellso read and consider each of the changes. 

At 12:23am on March 4, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Where is your Sailor stationed now? What vessel, if one? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 6:46am on October 7, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hi.  Contact your group page

Also, look on facebook for the USS George Washington and join it.


At 7:15pm on September 21, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
In the early 80's my brother and his family lived in Mt. Pleasant.  Charleston has always been a dream of ours.  We even have a brick somewhere around the old Woolworth's store.  We have a pix of our sailor at about age 5 pointing to it, and again from two years ago.
At 6:58pm on September 19, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

We are now looking at housing called "The Elms of Charleston."  We still have a few years before I can retire, but we so want to get down your way.

Your sailor is in my thoughts.

At 5:26pm on September 19, 2011, Pat said…
Forgot to mention most states...and if nothing else, you could become friends with either Nuke wives or the Nuke you are close enough to lend a hand or be an ear for loved ones with sailors currently in school there.
At 5:23pm on September 19, 2011, Pat said…

Welcome aboard! My son was in Nuke school in Goose I am familiar with your area...Mine is fwd deployed on a fast attack sub in the S Pacific.

Check out the groups tab at the top of this page, under the banner...Look for your son's rate (job), his ship, and for I believe that there are groups for most rates, most ships, and there might even be one for those with loved ones stationed in Japan.

At 2:54pm on September 19, 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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