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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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A little about me:
I am happily married to my wonderful husband Marc. We have 4 children, Joscelyn (21), Cody (18), Jenna (15) and Connor (9). My son Cody is joining the Navy. I am very nervous and proud all at the same time.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My son will have respect and support every step of the way.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:31am on August 12, 2011, lemonelephant said…
Hi, I am so glad that you found the 09/23/2011 PIR group. If there is anything I can help with, let me know. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
At 10:48pm on May 28, 2011, Kathy-3/235 said…
Thank you for adding me as a friend.

Twenty-one is a tough age.  It must be so hard for you watching your daughter find her way.

Christian was going to nursing school and was doing his clinicals and then quit because he thought he wanted to be a police officer.  He was accepted in the class and then said he didn't want to do that.  He decided to go into the Navy.  He originally wanted to go in the Navy right after high school but then was persuaded not to.  Christian was previously told he would leave in September but then the date changed to May so it happened pretty quickly for us too. 

What are some of your co-workers tips; I can certainly use some?

Take care,


At 3:50pm on May 28, 2011, Kathy-3/235 said…

I will be happy to share with you things that I learn along the way  I believe  his graduation date will be July 29th around the time your son is leaving.  Did Cody pick a job yet?  Christian chose Operations Specialist.


 I am hoping to meet some moms on this site whose son or daughter left the same time as Christian. 


My son is not much of a writer, but I am hoping he will drop me a line or two so that I have his address.  My son will be 22 in August.  He has a twin brother who is home for the summer but will be finishing up college in the fall.  I have a 27 year-old daughter who is a pharmacist and works for the Commission Corp.

At 1:59pm on May 8, 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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