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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 6/23/2022 - 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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Greetings everyone!  Just in case you want to read ;)

My youngest son graduated RTC 6-01-12 and is now in A School for CTT.  I am excited for his future with the Navy.  This is my first go around with any type of military so I almost know nothing but trying to learn!

For the time being I am a stay at grandmother of twins! 

If you are interested in my custom made stained glass PIR and Graduation Pendants this is My facebook page


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At 9:12am on July 6, 2012, harpist mom said…

Hi Cindy, Thank you for sending me a friend request. You have a good-looking sailor! His BC photo reminds me of my son's - same pose and hand position. In regard to the A school class at NTTC, my son said he was designated to march the guys to class every day. He doesn't say much because he is rather shy. I want to go to Pensacola for his A school graduation after the 2nd class. I haven't heard from my son, Kenneth, lately. Hope all is well. Keep me posted on anything you hear. Have a great day! Best regards, Carla

At 6:59pm on June 4, 2012, shell (Ship 11, Div 167) said…

Hi Cindy, It was so nice talking to you, sorry I didnt smile. This is all such a schocker a year and a half...!? Oh well I guess I will have to go visit him in Pensacola. I was even thinking about going there and working for the summer that way Travis and Tyler can spend time together. But for now, Trav bought a TV and Xbox w/internet so at least they can do online gaming... priorities :) He told me he may not even start class for a couple months...? Maybe they will meet, what is your sons name? Talk to you soon. Shelley

At 7:35am on May 25, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Hi and Welcome. 

(Please excuse my lateness in welcoming you.  Have been visiting our sailor.)

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to “cruise” my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.


At 11:21pm on May 24, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Calls for would like you to know about a program for the Men and Women of our Armed Forces.  I am giving away free phone cards for Recruits to use while they are in basic training to keep in touch with Family Members and Loved Ones.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  Please click the link above and get your new Service Member the FREE phone cards they need.

At 2:51pm on May 21, 2012, K8linSwims08 said…

Hey Ma'am! You have a very handsome son! I sure wish I had a boyfriend that cute! LOL OH wait... I do! :P Hey Cindy! 

At 7:25pm on May 18, 2012, abbyblue said…


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At 10:40am on May 18, 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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