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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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


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At 1:13pm on June 22, 2011, MarianneKT's Mom said…
Hi - where in japan will your son be and what rate?  My daughter is on the Essex for 3 years and is a DC.  Katie has already been there for over 2 years.
At 1:12pm on February 20, 2011, YMM (Ship 12 Div 98) said…
halfpintl, I read you comment on the PIR Ref Info Group. I wanted to clarify about Sarge's willingness to keep an SR's cell phone and civi's. Does he do this only for families who hire his taxi service or for anyone? Is this another business that he has? How much does he charge to keep personal belongings? I started and sort of "administer" that group, so it'd be great to have more details to post. Thank you!
At 3:01pm on February 19, 2011, Chad's Mom said…

Thank you halfpint!  I just called and talked to the person in charge at Ship 5 about trying to talk to my son.  He said they can call everyday if they want to. I asked him if my son could use his phone card to call me more than once a day and he said he could. He was very rude to me!! Can't wait to get my son home!



At 10:41am on February 19, 2011, Chad's Mom said…
Good morning halfpint...Thank you for your concern :)  As of right now I still have not been able to talk to my son but my husband has. My husband said that our son sounded so weak and down that at this point, without coming out and saying it, he seems to be relieved to be coming home.  After he comes home and recovers from this experience we will talk to him about what his options are. I'm not even sure what his options are.  We will have to research those depending on what he wants to do.  Thank you so much for everything!!!
At 3:02pm on February 9, 2011, jmazzsmom said…
i'm a mom from 073 too.. no phone call yet.. prayers for all our divisions.
At 10:43am on February 4, 2011, zmansmom said…
Thank you and I will.
At 2:27pm on February 2, 2011, diannep said…
You're very welcome!  Nice of you to do that for him!
At 10:43pm on January 31, 2011, diannep said…

division shirts:

Click on ENTER, click on RECRUIT GRADS tab, scroll down to "order form"---phone numbers on the form if you have questions.

At 4:33pm on November 16, 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!

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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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