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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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A little about me:
Mother of 4. Three daughters and one son. My son left for bootcamp on January 25th and will have his PIR on March 30th.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:51pm on March 18, 2014, fierssej said…
I got it! :) He's only been on the ship for about two months. How long has your son been there?
At 2:24pm on March 19, 2012, diannep said…

Accepted your friend request.

At 1:27am on February 9, 2012, SunshineSailor said…

Very glad to be able to share the good news - they are in good hands!  

My daughter called last night - it was a piece of financial business I needed to handle for her,  so I guess that's why it was allowed.

 She also confirmed how important getting mail is for the SR's - it' what keeps them going!  Just when I was asking her if they were informed about who won the Super Bowl, she said, "gotta go!"  ... and click.  Now we wait for letters, and to hear all about life at Boot Camp.  Will be very interesting, I'm sure!

At 9:54pm on February 8, 2012, SunshineSailor said…

Hi Steph!  How are you doing?  I have actually heard from my daughter, and she said that the RDC's  for Ship 12 Div. 098 are "awesome"!  Isn't that great to hear?!

At 2:46pm on February 8, 2012, Sancy said…

I actually got my letter on the very same day I got my box.  I was surprised to get it so fast but after reading how so many are still waiting I am REALLY surprised.  Anyway he is ship 4 div 809.  I haven't seen any others in the same.  I am very anxious to hear from him.  I keep checking the airlines as well.  They seem to be going up instead of down!!  so I guess I better make the plunge and make arrangements.  There will be 5 of us.  More wanted to come (I have a huge family) but we decided just 5.  Hopefully that 5th will be able to get in.  Web are going up on Thursday and staying though Saturday.  I hope to get to meet you.  You will know us...we are from Texas and look like it!  LOL

Will talk to you soon.  Sancy

At 12:36pm on February 8, 2012, TorisMom said…

She is 19, 20 in two months. And yes we live in Redding. It's weird. One day I'm saying the saddness has passed and the next day I'm saying this is just way to long to have no contact. Today it's, everything is fine, just proud of my kid and counting down those days. I think eventually it will be like that everyday, then before we know it we will be at PIR and hugging them and beaming with pride. 

At 1:13am on February 8, 2012, TorisMom said…

Hi Steph! Nice to meet you. My daughter is 12/097.  So far I haven't met anyone else who has a child the same. This is such an exciting and different thing than me or my daughter have ever experienced. She went to Mexico with Church for two weeks when she was 18, but other than that has always, always been with us. March 30th can't come soon enough!!!

At 8:12pm on January 30, 2012, 0309mom said…

My son left on January 12th.  We are close then.  I am still waiting for his form letter, the forum on the RTC site for his ship and division says that they received their form letters over a week ago.  I do not have an address, PIR date confirmation, infor on who he listed for PIR, etc.  I spoke with my son last twice in one day.  He needed two more character references for his clearance.  Isent the info to the e-mail address he gave me and they did not get it.  He called his dad to find out if I had sent it because I did not answer my phone.  I called the number that came with his call and spoke to the lady i had to e-mail the info to and she had received it by then.  When I spoke with her she asked me if I would like to talk to my son, and of course I did.  He sounded great, not stressed, and happy.  It made feel so much better just hearing hsi voice and how calm he was.  We spoke for about 10 minutes.  He could not give his address or PIR date over the phone though.  He also said his letter was going to be very short because he had a lot of studying to do for a test that was coming up.  Keep in touch please, it is nice to have someone who is going through the same thing I am.

At 5:41pm on January 20, 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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