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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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PIR 21 June 2013

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim~Made it to the fleet! May 2, 2013. 17 Replies

Just received the form letter today letting me know my son's PIR date is 21 June 2013.  How can I find out who the other moms are (with sons/daughters) with same PIR date?  Thanks.Continue


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A little about me:
Mom of two sons, the youngest of which has enlisted in the US Navy.
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...
My dad was in the Navy, and he is a wonderful man. He has always told me that the Navy saved his life, made him a strong individual. My youngest son attended college, and it just was not for him. He thrives on structure; needs it. Looking forward to going through the Navy experience with him.

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At 6:58am on August 19, 2013, CodyShip12DIV325 said…
I have tried to join the FB site you sent me but it won't approve my request
At 4:09pm on July 11, 2013, Jo(Bre's mom) Ship 02, DIV 939 said…
Always could user someone to chat with...I am going crazy!!! My number is 252 339-7556... my friend FB is Jo Ann Sullivan Stevenson
At 9:23am on June 7, 2013, ProudmominWV said…

I talked to my son and he IS feeling fine. He has been looking forward to this for a long time and does not want a separation. I wish I could find my original post, so I could delete the thread.

Appreciate your concern.

P.S. I can't find my original post, could you send a link so I can have it deleted? Thanks.
At 8:29am on May 23, 2013, wfindley said…

My son had a paper when he came home stating what he was paid what they took out $650 and he owed them $77.  Not sure how in the hell he is suppose to pay that back.  Things happen for a reason, so he will get through this.  Odd your son came home sick too.  I to am disenchanted with the Navy.  He will never be able to get back in now.

At 9:31pm on May 20, 2013, rita said…
Hi im rita my daughteris in boot camp left in april. She started a week late after arriving because her group was late arriving.her grad. Date is 6/21/13. I have gotten to talk to her quite a lot. She is doing well so far. Is their any tip bitsyou might be able to give me on graduation or after bootcamp?
At 12:37pm on April 26, 2013, 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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