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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Started this discussion. Last reply by ProudMomof4 Dec 28, 2010. 7 Replies

The form letter said that our recruits are permitted to invite up to 4 guests to graduation. But I have a very important 5th person, his Aunt who wants to fly from Grorgia. Does anyone know if it's…Continue


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At 9:07am on June 30, 2012, MarianneKT's Mom said…

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USS Nimitz (CVN 68)

FPO, AP 96620-2820

At 9:03am on June 30, 2012, MarianneKT's Mom said…

Got the address of of this site.

At 4:18pm on January 27, 2011, ProudGMBarb said…

Glad to be your Navy4Moms "friend". Looking forward to chatting with you!

At 8:48am on January 27, 2011, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi, I wanted to welcome you to the AECF group!   Looks like your son is just getting underway with his Navy career but he going into a great field.  He will spend about a year in GL for school and then will move to another state for C school.  Length and location will be determined at the end of A school.  My hubby was an FC for over 10 years and now our son is an FC and is stationed in Hawaii.  Yep, he's loving life!  Let us know what questions you may have and welcome to the group!
At 10:22am on December 2, 2010, Ellen B said…
Welcome aboard! I have relatives in Alameda, CA. We also moved from NY to PA in 2003. Corey is 21 and couldn't wait to go into the Navy. He did the college/nothing job route for a few years, but wanted to serve his country. Once you read my excerpt on our Div page it will be clearer to you. Needless to say, he was able to get his Chef job through the Navy, which he had been pursuing at a tech school here. He, also, volunteered for submarines, so has to A Schools to attend before he gets his first assignment. He, like your son, signed up for 6 yrs., but will probably make the Navy his career.
I will ask him if he knows Tyler and that we have been talking on N4M's. They get a kick out of that fact. I hope you can be at the Meet and Greet on Jan.20th @ the Ramada-Waukegan. It will be wonderful to speak in person.
In the meantime, get yourself over to our group {group hug}. We are all on this 'journey' together!!
At 9:19am on December 2, 2010, Ellen B said…
Hi, TamiS- So nice to make your acquaintance. I love our small group. We seem to have much in common beyond our SR's. What is your son's 1st name? I will be sure to ask Corey if he knows him and hopefully, they are friends, as well. I think they get a kick out of how much we Mom's know. I hope we all hear from them soon. It seems like our Division is the last in everything, but I know they are all safe and well cared for. Look forward to sharing our daily "rants" and joys.
At 1:09am on October 4, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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