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


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A little about me:
I live in Ohio and work for the corrections department. I have a daughter who joined the Navy Feb. 2, 2011 and is presently in boot camp, ship 11, Div 119. I thought I wouldn't miss as much as do!
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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 8:47pm on March 18, 2011, Shirley said…
It's all ok I did the same thing when my son called home I understand . : )
At 11:27pm on March 17, 2011, Shirley said…

Hi I know what ur going through it's tough thats for sure. My son C.J. he graduated Feb. 18 th from boot camp. He just started A school a couple days ago. He sounds happy he scored a 93  he's really exited about it we all are : ) 

At 6:39pm on March 12, 2011, Shirley said…

Hi I read you're comment & what helped me was I kept a picture of my son close to me at all times & I prayed alot definetly keep you're phone by you because you never know when there gonna call & try to keep busy. No matter what it's hard my son has always been independent & it was still hard not knowing what there going through He got really home sick towards the end of boot camp & it was really hard I just wanted to go & bring him home & I couldn't & that was hard I wrote him a ton of letters to help him through it. I didn't know about this NVM at the time so I really had know where to turn at the time the NVM has helped me alot just knowing you're not the onlyone going through it helps : )

At 4:14pm on March 9, 2011, quiltblue said…
If you go to your My Page and click on options or edit you can add your dtrs ship/div numbers after your profile name.  This makes it easier for others to find you.  When she goes to A school you can change it again for her Class number, and so on, and so on.  At some point you won't have to change it anymore... but if you go to the members tab and put in your profile you can see how many or zero have the same profile name.  That's why I chose to be Quiltblue ;o)  Good Luck! HooYah!
At 4:38pm on March 8, 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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