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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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Navy Speak

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


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  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • United States

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  • mere30bear (S11/DIV361/PIR11/5)
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  • EmilySanterre-VA

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apartments in norfolk

Started this discussion. Last reply by angelmarie Nov 15, 2010. 3 Replies

Can anyone tell me about some good apartments in norfolk va?I am looking for something that is in a decent area, i have two kids and would like to be able to take them outside to play. Any and all…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Anna Nov 20, 2010. 5 Replies

I have a few questions regarding our first pcs move with a family. My husband leaves A-School December 3 and has to report to Norfolk Va December 15. Im a little lost on how to get our move started.…Continue

Discount on tickets for spouse?

Started this discussion. Last reply by angelmarie Sep 19, 2010. 2 Replies

My husband does not graduate bootcamp until sometime mid november.   I have been trying to compare the prices on how to get there.  I live in tx, so Im considering driving or flying.  I was wondering…Continue


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At 10:14am on January 7, 2011, MRs L* said…
Hey so hows life in VA? im moving there within the next 10 days.
At 10:53am on December 30, 2010, SherryETWife said…
Sorry I haven't been on here in a while. I'm not sure if you are still looking for an apartment in Virginia Beach or not but if you are my friend lives in Linkhorn Bay and she loves it!
At 8:59am on November 29, 2010, MRs L* said…
yeah please do that would be great. thanks
At 10:05am on November 23, 2010, MRs L* said…
hey did you find any good places in VA Beach? im in the midst of an apartment hunt too.
At 5:11pm on November 1, 2010, mere30bear (S11/DIV361/PIR11/5) said…
Yea i got a call think it was the longest one we've ever had about 45 mins!!! He's not feeling good tho :( poor thing. I hope this week goes by fast!
At 2:31am on November 1, 2010, skimbel said…
yes I am going to the PIR I was happy to talk to my son today. He still is swearing he has sent me letters. Well if he did then someone else is enjoying them. Well hope to see you at the PIR. Shelley
At 3:15pm on October 31, 2010, mere30bear (S11/DIV361/PIR11/5) said…
YES I AM!!!!!! only 5 more day whoot whoot!!!
At 5:49pm on September 15, 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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