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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 11, 2012. 4 Replies

Can any of you recommend a nice hotel near Great Lakes that would have large rooms? Going to my sons PIR will be my husband, our 2 other sons, myself & my mom. We are trying to keep expences down…Continue

personal items & 1st letter home

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 12, 2012. 16 Replies

Hi all I am a new navy mom. My son left for bootcamp at Great Lakes Oct 1. He arrived Oct 2nd, gave me that 1 final call home that night & told me to be loooking for a box with his personal items…Continue


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I'm a stay at home mom with 3 sons, Cyle who is 19 & left Oct 1 for bootcamp, Dylan who is 15 & is a football player, & Robbie who is almost 5 & who is the happiest kid ever. I also raise & show Australian Shepherds when I'm not busy with my boys. My husband is in the Army Reserves & works fulltime as a truck & trailer machanic. We are VERY proud of all 3 of our sons.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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SHIP-03 DIV-021

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 11:24pm 1 Comment

Anyone else have a SR  in SHIP-03 DIV-021. Have only found one other mom with SR in this ship & div.


Posted on October 13, 2012 at 4:07pm 1 Comment

I finally got my son's form letter today. At least I now have his address & can start sending him letters. HAve one ready to drop in the mail tonight with phone cards in it. Cyle is SHIP-04 DIV-021 any other moms, wives, girlfriends out there that have an SR with same ship & div?

Still nothing

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 5:26pm 3 Comments

My son arrived at Great Lakes Oct 2 for his bc. I still as of today have not received "the box", the form letter, or a letter from him. I found out today why I haven't been able to contact his recruiters. One had a death in the family & the other a sick kid. They have been out of the office since last Thur & won't be back in until Monday. So now I am sitting here with a letter & phone cards ready to mail to Cyle with no address. Needless to say I am driving myself crazy with the…


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At 8:12pm on November 12, 2012, Bears Nana said…

Well on thanksgiving we will stand out with our boys in uniform. My SR is from 802. Their buffet sounds a lot better than the other one i found. Same price but a lot more variety.

At 1:09am on November 11, 2012, Mom2Shae said…

Oh, Angel, we're on the FB group together also. My son, Shae, knows Cyle. Just found out today when I talked to him. :) Small world. Out of 90ish boys, Cyle's name was the first one he said, and I immediately knew who his mom was. lol

At 1:07am on November 11, 2012, Mom2Shae said…

Hello Angel. Thanks for the friend request. <3

At 4:52pm on October 12, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

I sent the cards to you in an email...:)

At 10:50pm on October 11, 2012, lemonelephant said…

See my reply at since there are 2 changes you may need to make to this page and then read that whole discussion.

At 12:13pm on October 10, 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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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