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


dawn24d (Ship 14 Div 333)
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At 8:37am on August 29, 2012, StaceyS said…

PS:  My son will be going to A school in Pensacola as well.   :)    In my next letter I will let Devin know that I 'met' you  :)

At 8:32am on August 29, 2012, StaceyS said…

Good morning   :)   We live just outside of Mazeppa (about 10 miles from Zumbrota, Pine Island or Oronoco depending on the direction).  We will be staying at the Ramada in Waukegan, there is a meet and greet there as well, both Thursday and Friday if I remember correctly.  I received the box which was just heart wrenching then the form letter and was soooo pumped just to see his handwriting.  I completely understand the texting/talking to your son. 

Keep in touch!!  :)   Take care too.

At 7:34am on August 29, 2012, SRMom said…

We are driving also, about 6 hours.  I reserved at Homewood Suites but might check into this Residence Inn that everyone is talking about!  We may go to one of the meet and greets, it depends on what time we get in.  This Sarge guy sounds like the place to be!

Still waiting for a letter/ son has been out of the house for a couple years.  I didn't realize how often I talked/texted to him until I can't, lol!  I miss his 6:30am visits when he would stop in for breakfast when he got off work. 

Hoping today is the day for that letter in the box when I look for the 10th time :)

At 11:51am on August 28, 2012, SRMom said…

Thanks for the friend request!  This whole thing is new to me ~ no military experience what so ever, lol!

Where are you from?  We are from Minnesota.

At 10:06pm on August 26, 2012, Just inMom ship14div333 said…

Glad to meet you, I've been feeling so empty. Where will your son go to A school??

At 10:48pm on June 26, 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! :)


At 10:51am on June 25, 2012, Ronny and Anna said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for. Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE. 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. The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them. Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!


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