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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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Navy Speak

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


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No more letters

Posted on December 18, 2010 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

Just talked to Matt, we can't send letters to the shipmate anymore it violates a policy that we were unaware of :(   anyway thanks all for your help!

The call!

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 7:30pm 4 Comments

I just got my first 20 minute call from boot camp, and Matt is doing well, he had his wisdom teeth pulled on Monday but is back up and in the swing of things.  

PLEASE all write to your loved ones-

The Letter

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 6:59pm 1 Comment

Well I got my letter and my boy is on Ship 12 Division 042 Any others out there? with a grad date of 01/14. I am noticing that many are on ship 12, with different Divisions? If I am correct in my reading the divisions are the units, can someone confirm this?

Let the communications begin!!

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 3:09pm 5 Comments

Woohoo- I just hung up with the Recruiter and he thrilled me by having Matthews address, I can't wait to get off work and get all these envelopes addressed and to the post office.

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At 2:14pm on December 18, 2010, TexasMomof2 said…

Hi there!  Got the address and I just put a card in the mail.....I hope he's received a lot.  I love to do this.  We always try to pay it forward on N4M's so thanks for doing this!  ~Kerry

At 11:32pm on November 28, 2010, MJ said…
We received a letter from Ben. He sounded ok, he asured me he was ok and safe..he said for me not to worry so much. He said the food was good but not as good as mine. lol
he mentioned he was getting all kinds of medical check ups and that they are going to remove his wisdom teeth! I hope that doesn't delay his graduation date. I worried how he did.
Us mothers want to keep on taking care of our babies...its so hard to stop! I'm glad you heard from your son Matt. I'm looking forward to more letters ...soon i hope.
I'm back at work this week...need distraction. ; )
At 6:54pm on November 23, 2010, MJ said…
How you doing! Nice to hear from you...I've been doing ok. I'm writing my letters but I still haven't received one yet from Ben. I'm not "into " Thanksgiving at all. It's are first time with one of gone. Usually I would start decorating Thanksgiving night and the kids were help.
We have had a death in the family the same week Ben left...needless to say it's been rather difficult. I"m actually looking forward to some sort of Normacy.
At 10:58am on November 19, 2010, MJ said…
I just got a minute to check my page. How funny our boys are one div. away. too bad they weren't in the same one. ; )
we received Ben's address and box this week. I've mailed some letters. haven't opened the box yet....
At 1:55am on November 14, 2010, MJ said…
Hello, my son is going to pepsicola florida for 16 weeks. it does sound like we have good special children. I'm trying to find a comfort with the whole concept. Having this website and talking to mom like you helps tremendously. i haven't got the box yet. Not really looking forward to that.
I have just saw the u tube videos about navy boot camp. that helps a bunch. talk to u soon.
At 11:33pm on November 11, 2010, MJ said…
Yes your wierd how you can be proud and sad at the same time. I guess I got to get used to this military life....I also have a 15 years old son who is watching older brothers every step. Woudn't be surprised if he said he wanted to join one day also.
I have a daughter who is the oldest(turning 21 in a couple of weeks). She going to school to be a elementary teacher. I really appreciate this site..talking to moms going through the same thing. a lot of mom know all the in and outs of military life and their knowledge is very helpful to me. I think this site will help me cope.
At 8:57pm on November 11, 2010, MJ said…
thanks for your reply..this is my first child going to the military ...maybe thats why I'm having such a hard time with it. Glad he went but everytime someone ask me 'how am I doing' I want to cry. I have been watching the BC videos on you tube.. that helps. How old is your son?
At 10:21pm on November 8, 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!

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