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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Andrea Ship12 Div296
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  • Mommaof4 (FN/MM Groton CT)
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A little about me:
I have 2 wonderful boys ages 22 ( Brandon who is in the Navy) And
Aaron 20. I live in Grand Junction,Co. Where I am the manager at Christopher and CJ Banks.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 1:49pm on August 30, 2012, FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School) said…

Hey Andrea, How are you doing? Just two more weeks!!

At 10:03pm on August 21, 2012, Andrea Ship12 Div296 said…

I finally got a letter from my son.  The best day of my life and about time 5 weeks.  UGH!!!  He is doing awesome really likes it. He  just had his wisdom teeth pulled on the 13th and said it went fine.  He said he has a leadership role as a Master at arms.  He said he could make his bed in about 5 min. and can fold his clothes real good.  LOL..  Well I could go on forever.  I am soooo darn proud.   

At 11:49am on August 12, 2012, FresnoNavyMom (Nuke School) said…

Hi Andrea! How are you doing today? Did you get my message? I was pretty sleepy when I sent it.  Keep your phone by your side today, because they may get to call.

I have my tripped all booked as well. Have you checked out the PIR groups on here? There's a lot of good information and helpful moms. There's a Meet & Greet on the Thursday before the PIR that a lot of the moms are going to. It'll be nice to finally meet all my new friends!

At 10:33pm on August 11, 2012, iazcanio(jon's mom) SR 02/941 said…

Hey Andrea, My son Jon is in ship2 Div 941 PIR 8/24. I was able to join other moms/group from same div on facebook. Hopefully you will find a group for your div too. When is your SR PIR? you can also join a group for the PIR date on facebook. Hope this helps!

At 1:13pm on August 2, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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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