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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:
I served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years and my husband served for 14 years. Our oldest daughter left for boot camp on August 8 and is going into the nuclear program!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
That serving is difficult, yes, but it is one of the greatest things you will ever do in life. I am thankful I had the opportunity to serve my country and I am so proud of my husband for having served and super proud of my daughter for making that decision as well!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:06pm on September 16, 2011, diannep said…
Accepted your friend request!
At 9:55pm on September 14, 2011, Nanttfn said…

Thank you for the friends request. I hope to learn about the dates for "bs".


At 7:58am on September 2, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…

Sometime this site does weird things with emails, just send me an email from your personal email account (not Navy for Moms) and I will get back to you that way. My email address is:

I sent this to your email on N4M's as well.

Thanks again, Lora

At 8:07am on August 26, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
That is awesome, I know you must be so proud of her :-) I am so sorry to hear about your step-mom. I will keep you and your family in my prayers, Lora
At 11:18pm on August 20, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
That is awesome Becky, any recruits who have band experience have it so much easier simply because they don't have to learn to march lol. And it is just an added bonus that you will probably get to see and hear her preform. Make sure she orders the video with her pictures. And you may even get a chance to see her in a picture or 2 before her PIR because they preform for one or two PIR's before their own :-)
At 7:01pm on August 20, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Hi Becky, my Sailor was also in the 900's DIV. She was in the choir and I can tell you it was AMAZING to hear her voice over the speakers at PIR. That is a moment I will never ever forget. I look forward to hearing all about your sailor and to making your ribbons. Lora
At 5:25pm on August 17, 2011, Anna said…


You need to talk to us on the group page!!  There are several moms who are still pretty new and they can certainly talk to you about getting through those first weeks of bootcamp.  I had such a hard time when my girl left 3 years ago and I thought I was so crazy since I had done that myself years before!!!  It's different when it's our girl!!!!!  I know for me it helped to talk to other moms who really do understand!!!  Just to let you know you are not alone!!!  You should also check out a group called Moms Who Served.  They don't talk alot but the group is made up of moms who are also veterans!!

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you!!!  Sending NavyMom hugs your way - - {{{ . . }}}

At 8:26pm on August 16, 2011, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  I see your daughter is in boot camp now - I have a son and a daughter serving and another daughter was accepted in the Navy's officer program - BDCP. She has one last year of school before reporting to OCS.  My husband and I are also both Navy vets.  I thought it was so cool when I left home for the Navy but it still was so hard for me when my little girl left.  I am so proud of all my sailors but I still miss them!!   Please feel free to jump in and join our chats.  We are a close, caring, friendly group of moms who are always available for help and support.  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!!

At 10:21am on August 16, 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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