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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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A little about me:
Easy going - loves gardening and the outdoors. - my only son leaving for bootcamp :(
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
to be proud and support their decission
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:23pm on March 6, 2013, Mark said…
My son is Sean he is an An SN he should be the only Sean in 1st div I would like him to check his email and get back to me
At 9:26pm on February 21, 2013, lemonelephant said…


At 10:03pm on November 24, 2012, Mikesnavymom said…

Hi debnchris! It has been a whirlwind of an experience, but I wouldn't change it for the world. Even though we didn't get to actually 'meet', I'm glad we met here! My son is also in Pensacola, and has already been emailing me. What a great change from bootcamp!!

At 8:23pm on November 19, 2012, Mikesnavymom said…

It is almost here and I can hardly contain myself.I am sooooo excited. Looking forward to meeting you all at Sarge's tomorrow!!

At 11:41pm on October 9, 2012, MMMship13div016 said…

I did get my form letter, but the grad date says 23nov12 and the site says the 21st, so it is the 21st my son is on ship 13 div 016

At 12:53pm on October 5, 2012, momand4more said…

Hi when did your son leave?


At 12:31am on October 5, 2012, lemonelephant said…

You could rent a car or call Sarge. Sarge has a taxi service and he is a wealth of information and has a Meet and Greet at the Sundance Saloon in Waukegan the night before PIR. His cell number is 847-212-0246. His M&G and services have been getting great reviews.  Sarge can be found on here as OldSarge (clickable link to find out more).  If you rent a car, you will need the password in the form letter to download the vehicle pass from the week before PIR.  I hope that helps.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:01am on September 27, 2012, MMMship13div016 said…

My son landed in chicago at 9:05 and is on his bus trip to RTC, he should be there shortly. No I did not go to MEPS, they really did not know what time it would be and my son did not want to be embarrassed, so I did not go think it was hard on him to

At 11:09pm on September 26, 2012, MMMship13div016 said…

I live in san diego, and he left from hear  when does your son leave 

At 12:52pm on September 25, 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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