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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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Welcome, deniseMatt'smom! Ship 11, div 037

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A little about me:
Mom of 6, but 1st time military mom....Big Patriot, Sox & Celtics fan....would love to hear from other Massachusetts moms...
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Patience, because there are some great recruiters but also some bad ones, unfortunately we had a bad one first which delayed my sons first attempt to join the Navy.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:11pm on January 2, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

At 11:10pm on January 2, 2016, lemonelephant said…

You still need to make the changes below and I can still help with groups if you'd like.

At 10:31pm on December 21, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Where is your Sailor stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 10:30pm on December 21, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you should change "In the NROTC program" above to "Enlisted" because NROTC refers to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, a college scholarship program.

I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name, you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. Also make change 3 while you are there. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 5:36pm on March 3, 2013, PIR012513 said…

Hi Denise, thanks for replying... I'm Thomas> My sailor is my niece, really more of a daughter though. 

I have a question, when they get deployed, do they fly commercial airlines or military to their destination?

my gmail is I live on Instant message on there. Much easier to chat. I'm learning how this site works... not really obvious to me right away, but i'm learning! Thanks!

At 10:04pm on December 11, 2012, Calebzmom said…

Denise---go the forums and type in letters to recruits not receiving mail in the search box and that will give you a facebook link then you will see a place to join and the maybe you get addresses..or you can go to my page Calebzmom and see the link or use (members) and put my name in there like I did you to find you!!Good luck cause you can't reply back on the n4m when they send you email comment alert----Jeanette Stewart shp 11 div 032

At 10:56pm on November 28, 2012, andysmom said…

Ok..Denise if this is getting through I will be very happy.  I was so excited last week - and then I saw that none of my emails were going through to you.  I dont know what happened.  Did you get any of them?

At 2:33am on November 28, 2012, BarbG said…

Hi Denise,

Thanks for the messages!  I really don't get how to use this site.  I will try to spend more time on here.  Nick will be going to Pensacola for his A school.  He will fly home with me after PIR then off to P'cola on the 29th.  He will train in aviation tech.  I found the Meet and Greet here on N4M's.  You probably can get to it through Events.  We live in Oregon.  I have three older kids.  My oldest son was in the army. 

At 11:07am on November 27, 2012, BarbG said…

Hi Denise,  I got a message on the FB page that I'm part of that you are looking for me.  I don't really understand how to use this site, so I've stayed away from it.  Maybe with some help I can be a more frequent user here.  My SR is Kingston.  He is Ship 11 Div 037.  I would love to get more acquainted.  I just have to figure this out!

At 10:43am on November 1, 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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