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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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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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Left for boot camp today 11-01-2011

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annie Dec 11, 2011. 19 Replies

Daughter left for boot camp today anyone else?

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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:03pm on December 27, 2011, fishingmom SHIP2 DIV907 said…

WOO HOO!! 9 days and counting till PIR!!! Can not wait to see the changes in our daughter, we have already heard the confidence and pride in her voice. We have made our reservations to  they do offer discounts and it looks like so much fun!!! Looking forward to meeting all of you at PIR 01-06-2012!!!

At 1:43am on November 30, 2011, kimberlydale (corpsmanmom) said…

Hi fishingmom ....Well got another letter yesterday and my SR is sounding good. Of course homesick and talking about what he misses here at home....but over-all sounded really good :)).....Our Thanksgiving was really nice - a little strange not having either of our kids home for the first time ......but I guess we need to celebrate their independence!!! Can't wait until PIR 

At 5:49pm on November 28, 2011, kimberlydale (corpsmanmom) said…

Hello there, Well I saw that too about counting days like 2-2 and 2-3 ............I guess it is possible because they were on hold for 8 days before they ever started bc.........but really I was thinking more like 3-2 or 3-3 .......I don't know and I guess the only thing we really need to know is there grad date ....and that hasn't changed yet!!! So no worries will be fine ;):) Hope your having a good MONDAY .............and that you had a great Thanksgiving :):)

At 4:52pm on September 14, 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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