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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:
A wife and Mother of 3 Sons and 1 Daughter. I am active in my church and with my children's school and extracurricular activities. I am a Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court Magistrate. My oldest son, DM, is a Nuke and recently graduated Prototype in Ballston Spa. He will head to Pearl Harbor in mid April and board the USS Tucson. So very proud of him!
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
There are so many opportunities, but do your homework and get all the facts before making a commitment. Work hard, be patient, follow the rules, know yourself.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:47pm on May 15, 2011, swim4life said…

nice pictures!  glad you were able to attend PIR! 

Beautiful family, goliathmacdog!  ;)

At 10:35am on May 15, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Hey goliathmacdog! I'm super excited that there's a Nuke Mom from my neck of the woods. :)

I'm about an hour and a half west of Columbus... An hour north of Dayton. :)

If you ever have any questions, I'd be glad to answer! Aaron (my fiance) is an EM in Prototype (just finished his first week). I'm an open book, and I love to help others out. :)
Oh, and if you ever want to get together sometime, I'd be totally up for that, too! :)
Welcome to the crazy life of the Nuke world! :) 

At 8:33pm on March 22, 2011, Chimelle 3/149 said…

Wow-sorry you had to deal with your husband being sick. I'm glad he's ok now, though. The educational opportunities with the navy are great. My son wasn't interested in going to college right away and always knew he wanted to be in the service. After he enlisted he started looking into the college money available and I think he's going to go ahead and start doing a few classes at a time while he's serving. 

B's recruiter tried to get him to go into the Nuke program but he was hesitant. Math is not his strong suit so he looked at the other options they gave him. He scored very well on the test and was offered a position in Cryptology. He's going as a CTN, which is in computer networking. He's very excited about it all.

I hope you hear more from your son soon! I'm thinking I should wait outside for the mailman tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to more info.  :0) 

At 12:36am on March 20, 2011, Chimelle 3/149 said…

It's great to see someone close to home! He did leave from Columbus-on 3-2. He was the only one from the Navy that day. B just turned 19 a few months ago, so yep, they're the same age. He's in 3/149. From what I've read there are around 80 per division??? I've been careful to not use my son's name after being advised not to on my page or in the forums. So far B is enjoying (as much as that's possible) BC but it sounds like they have a few not quite with the program. Your son is in the performing division? Is he musical? He'll get to perform for several PIR's, right? That's really neat. We'll have to keep in contact during training. What rating is your son? 

At 6:29pm on March 16, 2011, meme2-924 said…
Hello, my son is 20. his name is Ethan. I believe there are 88 in a division. My son enlisted 7/7/2010. He's been in the DEP for 8 mo. We live in Ontario Calif. Looking forward to PIR.
At 12:47am on February 26, 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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