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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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SeansMom Ship 3 DIV 335's Blog

Getting His Sea Legs

Posted on October 28, 2012 at 10:49pm 0 Comments

I've taken a long hiatus from NavyForMoms; I hope all are doing well. Sean was home for a magical week in September after graduating from A School and driving from Pensacola to Iowa. He spent a couple of days with two brothers in Iowa City and even got to go to a University of Iowa football game (the boys LOVE their football). Then on to Des Moines. He and I had dinner together each night while he was at home. He volunteered for a day at the recruiting station while here, as well as visiting… Continue

Holiday Surprise

Posted on December 26, 2011 at 9:34pm 2 Comments

My Sailor showed up on the doorstep as our family was sitting down to dinner tonight.  Yesterday I was quite puzzled by his lack of communication and had to leave a tearful voicemail for him; turns out he traveled from Pensacola to Portland Oregon, then home to Iowa today.   He is so thin! So sure of himself! Handsome and funny.   My dad the retired Navy veteran was with us when our sailor arrived at the door.  Never have I seen a grandfather so relieved as today. Words failed me and all  I…


PIR Magic

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 2:57am 1 Comment

Just got home from Boot Camp Graduation, AKA "PIR" and it was ..... well.... I'm speechless!  We stayed at the Navy Lodge which was not only affordable but comfortable. It's only a mile and a half from the PIR hall and boot camp.  Thanks to great advice from Lala Ribbon Queen we left the hotel early and got parked and seated about an hour and a half before graduation started. Many guests were still arriving just as the ceremony started and they had neither seats nor a good view.  At the…


New Navy Mom

Posted on September 17, 2011 at 2:18am 6 Comments

My son went into the Navy on August 10, 2011. It had been full year since he and I were entertained by the recruiter I had invited to come to our house and tell my son about the Navy. A year ago this month he was headed into his senior year of high school; he had a retail job to which he was faithful but about which he complained quite a lot. School was ok and he had a few classes he did well in, and some about which he felt uninspired. My youngest son and I spent good time together and he… Continue

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At 10:51am on September 22, 2011, MidwestMom said…

Yes -- I am a fellow Iowa mom.  My son is in Pensacola for aircrew.  He is also my youngest.  Today he's supposed to get flipped upside down in a helo dunk tank (simulating a helecopter crashing in the water).  He was so excited about this training even before he left for BC.

I hope you're able to make contact with your son for at least one of his phone calls.  I hit a 'dead spot' on Hwy 20 one day when mine called me from BC and just losing him after only talking a few minutes made me cry!  Life after BC is much, MUCH better!  :)  Hang in there!

At 11:28am on August 25, 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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