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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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At 2:41pm on February 4, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

Thought I would respond here on your page instead. Actually you're not "on" the PIR group. You have to join it to be on it and to be able to post on there and talk with the other members. Unless you mean you are just reading the posts. Glad you have the FB page...just didn't want you to miss out with the rest of the TG members on here.

At 12:51am on January 20, 2012, lenacfino said…

I know. This web-site is pretty confusing! Haha. What I did was click the, "My Page" link up top & go from there. & on your page it'll show the group, click that, scroll down & find our Div ;-) You poor thing. Well yes, I messaged you on your regular fb b/c I seen you had commented the Recruit Training Command page. I'll copy & paste so you have it here & on FB! :-)

    • Hey Lee Ann! We kept in touch on Navy For Moms & another Mom got on there this morning saying her daughter called last night in the same ship/div as OUR loved ones. She said that the division itself has not earned their writing privileges yet!  I saw your post on Recruit Training Command, so I thought I'd send you a message since we're not supposed to post too much info on that page! Hope this helps. Sucks though!

    • & the 900 divisions means a number of things, but our friend who is in the Navy told us that it means "elite". My husband scored high on the asvab, & he's 6'4. I also heard it was for taller b/c they perform more? Idk that's what our friend said who is in his 5th year of being a Sailor. 

At 10:26pm on January 19, 2012, lenacfino said…

Oh It's on Facebook! Sorry, I should have been more clear! :-)

At 11:33am on January 18, 2012, lenacfino said…

Let's say a quick prayer for some mail today! :-)

At 11:45pm on January 17, 2012, lenacfino said…

That's great she has so much support! I heard it from a friend of ours who is already in the Navy! He's told my Husband important stuff to know before he went. He said that 900 divisions get treated a little differently, which scared me at first, but he said, "No Lena it's a good thing, not bad" .. so I felt relieved! :) Did your daughter score high on her ASVAB? & I also heard 900 Divisions are normally the taller ones. Anyone that plays an instrument or good at it & most the men hold the flags! I heard too that it could be b/c they test them when they first get there & they pay attention to detail, which is good. It's pretty awesome! So I'm happy my SR is in 915! :) & Yeah, I understand.. My Husband & I have both been through that stage. We're both 26 now :) He joined a little late, but now his mind is on straight you know.

At 10:34pm on January 17, 2012, lenacfino said…

Hey! I actually got my Husband's address the same week he left. He left the 3rd too, so I've literally been writing him since. Still no mail yet, I hope something soon to keep my spirits up you know. Let me know if you get one soon too! ;-) You know I've heard that the 900 divisions are for the "Elite", so that's pretty awesome! I bet you're so proud! Please keep in touch! I love sites like these to keep me sane! 

At 5:05pm on January 11, 2012, 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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