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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 mom 49
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  • Huntley, IL
  • United States

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At 2:43pm on May 13, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 2 to remove your last name from the URL above and change 3 (see the words in bold). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 2:41pm on May 13, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since your SR has contracted within the PACT program, the information within Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks (PACT) Program will be of interest to you. He will have training in GL, but not "A" School yet.

Join USS Momsen DDG-92 (it hasn't been active lately, but if you join and post, others may also) and Destroyer Moms (DDG).  Yes, that vessel is currently in dry dock in Washington. 

At 11:32pm on April 16, 2014, Navy mom 49 said…
Mary no problem the computer is easier to use on this sight. Sometimes I use my Kindle or phone. My husband is always on computer for work lol. Welcome to the roller coaster ride called boot camp! Anytime you want to talk we are all here!:)
At 12:18am on March 27, 2014, Donna (Ship 4 Div 813) PIR 05/16 said…
Thanks Navy mom 49! I didn't think I would have a hard time with this but today I really missed him. Hopefully I will get his letter soon and can let you know what ship and division he is in. Nice to know someone else with an SR there with mine.
At 5:52pm on March 25, 2014, krisanntd said…

Our recruiter was not very good/informative. We did not have very good info and he actually got the kids to MEPS late and they almost didn't get to ship. Yes we were at the berto center. Such a cool ceremony. Graduation will be amazing!

At 5:06pm on March 25, 2014, krisanntd said…

They probably do. Tim said there were three from his office and two from crystal lake. My name is Kris. This all happened to fast. Tims date was moved up from august 26.  A mother mom said they get a pizza party half way through with the bulls. Had yo heard that?

At 4:45pm on March 25, 2014, krisanntd said…

Sorry if you get this twice! I am still learning how to use the site. I got his box yesterday. I am now traveling for spring break so not sure if the letter came. I will be back on Thursday. Tim went to the recruiting office in carpentersville. 

At 12:57am on March 21, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR when the time comes. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:30am on March 20, 2014, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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