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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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A little about me:
My son left 12/12....and think the whole shock is finally starting to wear off for us left at home, can only imagine what he is going through...have already written a couple of letters...small ones..just day to day stuff to let him know we are all doing ok and thinking of the wait begins....for the long does that take???
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:42pm on December 20, 2010, larrysmom said…

Got the form letter today!! My son is Ship 09 Division 072...Is anyone else in that group out there?  Was told that graduation is 2/11/11...Had a nice surprise yesterday...a phone call....unfortunaltely i missed it..but he left a voicemail....keep playing it over, and he sounds good...he also got to call his dad and they spoke for a bit!! Think the shock is wearing off of all now...and just hope and pray the rest of the time goes well..Sending out all the letters i have been writing this past week....Can't wait until February!!!!

At 6:26pm on December 17, 2010, isupporttwins said…

I haven't written any letters yet. I just keep trying to put myself in his place. I would be a nervous mess.

Another friend said she got the box in about a week and the first letter came about 3 days later. I am thinking by Monday.

At 11:51am on December 12, 2010, rickiemae ship4 div 803 said…


good Luck today... I know how you feel today and my heart just dropped when I read your post. Today is really the first day of his new life. My son has only been gone 6 days and i am still crying on a daily bases. Never sad tears for him but only tears of being so proud of the decision to serve his country. Stand strong...NMH ( Navy Mom Hug )

At 9:58pm on November 18, 2010, larrysmom said…
thanks again for all this great info...trying to get all the "lingo" down before i really get in here..much appreciated :)
At 8:39pm on April 14, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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