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


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Proudsistah's Discussions

Airfare... Help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by jacqueline-rn Aug 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Prior to my sister's PIR date, I booked our flight to witness her graduation... as soon as I hit purchase online, 5 mins after my sister called that she won't be able to graduate as she broke her leg…Continue

Anybody interested of buying my american airlines airfare?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Proudsistah Aug 16, 2011. 7 Replies

Prior to my sister's PIR date, I booked our flight to witness her graduation... as soon as I hit purchased online 5 mins after my sister called that she won't be able to graduate as she broke her leg…Continue

spiral fracture tibia

Started this discussion. Last reply by Proudsistah Feb 1, 2011. 2 Replies

Ten days prior to BC graduation, Jan. 04, 2011 we received one of the worst phonecalls, it was my sister crying from frustration and disappointment. She broke her leg during her PFA final run. Fire…Continue


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At 11:56am on July 8, 2012, mama bear said…

well my daughther made it through boot camp, and A school and the other training.  Now she is on her 1st deployment in Afganhanstan.  She has had a tough time over there too.  She reacted to the shot she got before she went, caught I virus while there, just got over that and now she ran over part of a bomb with her truck.  She is alive but having headaches and flashbacks however not bad enough to not do her duties.  I continue to have a tough time with all this process, miss her like crazy.  Hopefully things are going better with your family now and all has settled down.  Just thought I would catch you up on what has been happening here.  Take care,

                                                                       mama bear

At 9:13pm on October 23, 2011, tks4 said…


When my daughter comes home maybe she can get together with your sister. We live in Stafford Virginia which is not too far from Norfolk Virginia.

At 10:44am on August 19, 2011, mama bear said…


   Since I am unware of what happen to your loved one I can't make an accurated statement.  Just alittle background about myself and daughter.  She went to college for classes in the Morning and came home that night and said she was joining the Navy.  It blew my mind and it has been along hard road for both of us so far.  I cried almost everyday before she even left for bootcamp.  My health isn't very good and I had a hard time accepting that she was leaving and for the lenght she was going to gone.  Once she arrived a bootcamp she found out she wasn't physically prepared enough and a day before she was to gradurate she didn't pass her run, and then from that point on she developed stress fractures and has been in the in the sick every since.

At 8:22pm on August 2, 2011, HM__Mom Ruth said…

I can't send a  private message until you accept my friend request.  Thanks.


At 2:57pm on July 21, 2011, tks4 said…
She is doing fine as far as socially. She is still in pain but dealing with it. She gets very tired just walking. She will return to Great Lakes on july 29th.  Thanks for asking I will pass it on to my daughter. Proudsistah How is your sister?
At 8:10pm on February 16, 2011, AlyciasMom said…
Hi Proudsistah

My daughter is doing okay. Unfortunately her injury is a lifetime thing. My daughter will never be fit for duty. At first we were all heartbroken but we have all accepted that it is what it is. It was great to read that your sister actually finished and she will still graduate at a later date. If I can help you at all just email me. Best wishes to your sister.

Joanne (alycia's mom)
At 1:08pm on January 31, 2011, 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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