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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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first time Navy mom... dad Navy, father-in-law Marine.
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trust God...and seek Him first... and also " hurry up and wait"... hah!

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Navy prep for this mom

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Our Ali prepared her momma well for this Navy adventure, that is as well as a mom can ever be prepared for such things. For Ali, thoughts of the military took root while studying in Peru in the summer of 2011... routine, security, travel, benefits, education. After several months of research and prayer for God's guidance, the first of numerous appointments was scheduled with her recruiter.

The whole preparation proved a lesson for both of us. As the mom I had already been exposed to… Continue

Swearing In and Sending Forth

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Growing up with a mom who celebrated every birthday, milestone, and accomplishment, I learned at an early age that no feat was too large or small to go un-noticed. Mom taught me to enjoy the big and little things in life. And I liked it! As a mother of four, God blessed me with many opportunities to commemorate these passages of life also.

 So when the time drew near for “future sailor Tetrick” to head off to her Navy basic training, this mom needed to have a “sending forth”,…


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At 11:08pm on March 19, 2012, JackieD said…
Thanks. I'll be at the Navy Lodge. Hopefully we all get to meet Thu or Fri.
At 3:34am on March 17, 2012, Mimi said…

Hi alismz, I have a daughter in the 097 and have been keeping track of things as often as I can.  Most of the 097 news seems to have moved to the facebook page so I was hoping to get hooked up to that.  I'm just not navigating this site as well as I'd hoped;)

At 3:50pm on February 17, 2012, Sunny N Kansas said…

Just seen this thread on the OZ,

It is something the boys joke about, our town is a little OZ nuts, so I used the OZ name because of the joking around. This town for years has had an Octoberfest every fall, then after it went OZ crazy the name was change to OZtoberfest!

We have a OZ Museum here too and during the OZ-fest they bring in the Munchkins for a big ta do, the ruby red slippers have been here on loan for viewing in the Museum. We have a hair saloon called  Scizzors of Oz, which for some reason they have change the oz to Ahhz; which was a logo for the State of Kansas....

"Kansas the Land of Ahhzz". The State is trying to make the Terrier breed that Toto was the state dog.

We have an Emerald City Market, an antique store called The Flying Monkey Buisness, Toto's Tacoz, there was a coffee shop called JavOZ but I think it closed and then a winery called, of course, OZ Winery. It is nuts!!! The city last summer was selling yellow bricks that you could buy for $50 and have a name stamped into them, they are paving a sidewalk from a local business to the city park. Yes the Yellow Brick Road!! LOL!!

We too also have a little dog, she is a Chihuahua mix, her dad was all Chihuahua, her mom was Chihuahua , Rat Terrier and Corgi.  Her name is Penny, she is the red in color and shows no sign of the corgi breed. shes just is a little bigger that most, but our cats are still larger than her.

time to go check the mailbox....wish me luck!

At 11:16pm on February 13, 2012, Sunny N Kansas said…

Thanks! Is it just me or is this site a little hard to figure out!!

Glad you like the Sunflower I though of it since I had mention I was from Kansas. I was joking around with my son on a name for my so called handle and was joking about the OZ stuff. The town we live in is a little OZ crazy, towns people are namingtheir business names from the movie. Although I may have to change it because it is way to long and I already have people calling me Tapped for short. I'll think on it a few days and let you know if I came up with anything better!

At 1:44am on February 9, 2012, TorisMom said…

Awesome! Thanks!

At 11:36pm on February 8, 2012, TorisMom said…

Hello Alismz! Yay! I am glad to know of someone who's kid is with mine. I am still getting the hang of this website but yes, we should form an updated group for our division. I am excited to hear how this experience is so far. I am still missing my daughter so much and am glad that the weeks are passing by. I "liked" that Facebook page you told me about. Thank you. :)

At 10:17pm on February 4, 2012, Cindy said…

Hi Shari! Thanks for your call and kind words. I am so grateful that I too, was aware of the box coming. It looked as though Christopher was told to drop his drawers and throw them in the box! I haven't unpacked his bag from the airport yet. I'm not quite ready. I get teary just writing to you.Keep in touch...Cindy.

At 12:24pm on January 25, 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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