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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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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Spencer's Mom
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  • Farmington, IL
  • United States

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A little about me:
My oldest son will be leaving on August 8, 2011 for boot camp. I am proud of him for making his decision to be part of the United States Navy but I will miss him every day!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My son will receive excellent training and be better prepared for his future in these unsure economic times.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Spencer's Mom's Blog

The Form Letter

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 10:52pm 9 Comments

Today was my lucky day when the mail arrived!! I received my SR's form letter! I loved that he even included what SR stood for for me!! He knows I am terrible at remembering acronyms~looking out for his mom!  It made me so happy just to read the few lines he wrote asking me to text his friends and get his address to all the important people in his life!  I sent the texts from his phone and now I am going to get busy… Continue

The Box

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 12:28am 3 Comments

I received my box today ~ Loved seeing that my son had kept the boarding pass and receipt from his last meal at the airport! I will add this to his box of "things to keep"! His little sister was thrilled when the box got here! She said we got our kid in the box today minus our kid! She is missing her brother and she dug right in to see what was in the box he sent. Missing him but know that this is the path he choose to… Continue

And the Journey Begins

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 12:25am 0 Comments

Today was the first day of my son's journey to becoming a Sailor in the United States Navy.  The best description of my emotions would be bittersweet.  I know that he is on the path of his own choosing yet my heart aches for the little boy who once lived in my house. I will find strength in his ability to persevere and overcome all that Boot Camp throws his way.  If he can do it, the least I can do is in the words of my… Continue

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At 11:26pm on August 13, 2011, SonandSea said…

YAY! You got your form letter! Hope ours comes Monday!!! What IS the PIR date? ♥ 


At 11:54pm on August 12, 2011, SonandSea said…

YAY! So are sons are both in ship 7 div 327!!! Your son is going to nuke school, too!!! 

I guess someone needs to form a group... not sure how that works...

I mailed 2 letters today. my son's 19th birthday is next Thursday.

Think they'll have cake? ;) LOL!!!!! 

Well, they have survived 5 days and so have we! 

That rocks! 


At 3:52pm on August 8, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

How neat that they can now take their cell phones on the way up. Our son was originally scheduled to fly, but at last minute they ended up taking a bus.  You may not get you call that first night, but know that if you do not hear it is OK with him.  (not the parents, but you're starting to learn the hurry up and wait.)

Take care!  Carol

At 6:55pm on July 11, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

How are you doing so far?  First 4 weeks are the hardest on us.

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to cruise my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.


At 1:52pm on July 11, 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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