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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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Whit and Stephen's Mom (Ann)
  • Female
  • Buffalo, NY
  • United States

Whit and Stephen's Mom (Ann)'s Friends

  • LJs_mom
  • Lauren - Ship 11 Div 317
  • bobbysmom5812
  • dicapp
  • tripletmom+2
  • NavyWife&Mom1 (Ship 7 Div 371)
  • MomAnt
  • sheryl Navy 2
  • magaritas
  • Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom
  • Kim (Ethan's Mom)
  • Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna)
  • Susan mom to Niko
  • Lorraine
  • carols_kitchen

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Welcome, Whit's Mom and now Stephen's Mom (Ann)!

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A little about me:
I am the mom of daughter who went to boot camp on September 19, 2011 and is now HN3. So proud! Who is now HM6 and currently recruiting. My son left for boot camp on November 24, 2020
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 12:33am on April 8, 2014, Lorraine said…
I will be home on Tuesday so call anytime after 9:30 am ET. Has the sailor talked to Navy Jag or ombudsman?
At 9:20pm on March 21, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

Ann, Yes we did have a couple of moms who forgot the "+4 zip code" and had their boxes returned. New Post Office rule requires the 9-digit zip.

At 1:07pm on September 28, 2013, LJs_mom said…

OMG, I am in tears right now. ;( As soon as he landed in Chicago on Wednesday and had a chance to call me, I tried so hard not to cry while talking to him. It was only for less than 5 minutes that we spoke. He kept telling me 'mom, I got this, I am and will be ok. I am just worried about you. Mom you will not hear from me in 3 to 4 wks from now but know that I am ok.' I was at a Drs. appointment with my 18 yr old daughter and as soon as we ended the conversation and hung up I busted out in tears in front of everyone that was at the Drs office. I couldn't contain myself. Thank you so much for the advice, I don't want him to worry therefore, I will try to hold my tears when he calls. I already have 3 letters ready to be sent to him & looking forward to his Graduation day. I am glad I came accross this site & be able to share my emotions with others. Like mom always say...There is always a reward in all-hard work and sacrifices, so you must be patient and stay strong in all circumstances." God bless you and your family! :)

At 10:08am on November 3, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

It's me again!! You are now a member of "MAS We Ship Love." You will now have access to the addresses. We do it this way to provide a little security for our contact people.

At 9:59am on November 3, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! To find information on how to pack and ship, go to Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please send me a message. I could also PM you my phone number and we could talk!

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 2:29pm on September 4, 2012, MyAngel94 (Ship 14 Div 317) said…
Hello, I have a question I saw your post on Navy for moms about spending the day with your Sailor at the airport until they left. Which school was your sailor going to? My daughter will be going to San Antonio after her PIR and Im trying to get a rough idea how long she may be a the airport?
At 9:08am on July 29, 2012, bobbysmom5812 said…
Thank you.I am calling him now.
At 6:14pm on April 19, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Thanks for your interest. Why don't you go to the Sailor Rescue List and voice your opinion on how you think we should do this?

At 4:57pm on November 7, 2011, Susan mom to Niko said…

rescue list is still active...  we have a list where I have all the names, locations and phone numbers for moms that have volunteered... send yours along and I will add to the list!!  Thanks!!

At 3:07pm on September 29, 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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