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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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Star (S-11, D-177; PIR 6-15)
  • Female
  • Lacombe, LA
  • United States

Star (S-11, D-177; PIR 6-15)'s Friends

  • RACW(Ship02/Div932/PIR6/22)
  • fourplusone (ship11 Div 177)
  • Recruit Man - Ronny
  • Tina ( Walt's mom)
  • PaulaP (Ship11/Div 178)
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

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Profile Information

A little about me:
I am a single mom, with four children. (Three boys and a girl). My SR, graduated in May 2011 and today (January 13, 2012) enlisted in the Navy. He will be left for bootcamp on April 10th.
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...
That the Navy has no certainties except the uncertain! Hurry and Wait and nothing is set in stone!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:44pm on May 5, 2012, yelomoon said…

your son sounds like my daughter. lol   ship 5 PIR  March 16,2012

At 11:08pm on April 21, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

I did Star...I sent you back an email....thank you very much!! Tell your SR good luck from me and thank them for their service!!! Again, thank you very much...I am sure all the recruits appreciate any help and I will do everything I can to make sure no one goes without!!! Have a great weekend....

At 9:41pm on April 20, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

email me at and I'll send you the phone cards...k

At 2:45pm on April 17, 2012, PaulaP (Ship11/Div 178) said…

My daughter-n-law called his chief recruiter and we got his address.  While we understand the ship may change, his division should not. Ship 11/div178.

At 11:10am on April 17, 2012, PaulaP (Ship11/Div 178) said…
Well it was totally unexpected call but I think my SR got put in processing hold since he didn't really start until Friday. He did say he thought his PIR date would be later than he thought. It's like waiting in the dark on all this! To make things worse is my husband works overseas but hasn't had to go in the last 4 years. He leaves Friday for 2 months!! Think I'll put myself in boot camp to get over them both being gone. Please let me know when you hear from yor SR. Bet you get his box this week.i know the letter comes later. How old is your son? Mine turns 25 tomorrow!
At 11:37pm on April 16, 2012, PaulaP (Ship11/Div 178) said…
Hi Star, Have you gotten any word from your SR as far as when his PIR is? Mine called Sunday and he was starting processing week this week. He will most likely graduate 6/15.
At 12:15am on January 18, 2012, 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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