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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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Welcome, Steven's mom!

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A little about me:
My name is Deanna. I am married with 3 boys. One is 27 and works for an advertising company here in Pittsburgh. My middle son is 19 and going to Virginia Tech. My youngest is 18 and will be leaving for boot camp on August 2. He is a volunteer firefighter and EMT. His leaving scares me, makes me sad, but mostly fills me with pride. I love my babies so much. I'm not ready for this. I pray I will find peace and much needed support here.
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...
I really haven't learned much yet. I think I've known for a long time this would be my son's path (Oh how I tried to talk him into college before joining). I have learned that what parents want can't and shouldn't stand in the way of a child's dream. My son has always served his community in some way (now as a volunteer fire fighter) and now wants to serve his country. What more could a mom want?

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At 4:29pm on April 3, 2013, Jana said…

You are a hop skip and a jump away thanks for the post


At 4:19pm on July 13, 2012, Jane (SHIP 13 DIV 314) said…
Hi Stevens Mom :)
I just wanted to say hi, my son Corey also leaves for bootcamp on the 2nd :)
At 3:06pm on February 12, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Here is something that will help you in your journey as a Navy Family.  Everything is contained within (videos, powerpoint presentations, tips, links). It's here on your personal page, you can always refer to it.

Navy For Moms Survival Guide (Clickable link)

I live in North CA. My son's commitment to the Navy ends next month. Your son's is just starting out. Enjoy the ride. Good luck to your sailor recruit and please thank him for his future service. Please feel free to visit the San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families Group.  (Clickable link)

At 12:37am 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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