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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 1:19am on January 4, 2011, navymom4e (ship12 div038) said…

His recruiter was Joe- but I think they did it all together. If you are on Southwest- we are on the same flight!

My ribbon is Stanley 038- can't wait to meet you!

At 12:49am on January 4, 2011, navymom4e (ship12 div038) said…

That would of been great if you were on our flight!!  I am getting to midway at 3:55pm and Sunday we leave at 6pm because my son stays in GL for A school.   We are staying at Springhill Suites.  I hope we can meet up I will send you a message with my cell phone # - so maybe in the morning while we are waiting at PIR ??? or some point!  Would love to meet you!


At 10:14pm on January 3, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I am so sorry, I don't know how that happened. I have the change in my order book so I'm not sure. I can send you a refund for the one ribbon or I can send you another ribbon but there is no way it would get there before you leave for PIR. Let me know what you would like me to do.
At 10:11pm on December 28, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Hi, I just wanted to check and see if you maid your payment through PayPal yet. I didn't see it yet and I have your ribbons ready to mail. Thanks
At 8:36am on December 28, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
There is still time. Go to my page and on the left side click on add as a will send me the friend request and I will accept your friendship and send you the info. If you can pay through pay pal I can send the ribbons out within a couple hours as long as the post office is still open that day. Thanks
At 12:08pm on October 12, 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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