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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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PROUD MOM of MY BABY GIRL - Jan 29th - Patiently Waiting NEWS

Posted on February 8, 2015 at 11:30pm 16 Comments

Uggg!  Hello everyone.  My daughter left on the 29th and I still haven't received anything did anyone 's who loved one left on that day receive anything???

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At 1:15am on February 17, 2015, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your recruit every time you post, so make change 4 when you make change 3 below.

At 9:29pm on February 8, 2015, 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 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to ANYONE with access to the web. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your recruit.

At 9:25pm on February 8, 2015, 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. 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. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 1:10am on February 7, 2015, Anna said…


Thank you for the friend request and your kind words!!  I know how tough it is waiting for the form letter and the information it contains.  When my daughter was in boot, my form letter never came.  It got lost in the mail somehow.  Luckily I got her address from her recruiter and was able to write letters.  I didn't even know the form letter existed until just a week before graduation when she mentioned the gate pass that was supposed to be in with all the info about hotels and such!!!!  Luckily it all worked out but I was a worried mess there for awhile.  And this was before NavyForMoms, so I didn't even have other moms to ask questions!!!  Now I'm just happy that I can pay forward and help new moms getting all the information they can handle!!!!!!

At 1:52am on February 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit has a contract for Culinary Specialist (CS), you will also want to check out Joint Culinary Center of Excellence Facebook Page and Joint Culinary Training Directorate (JCTD). The Rating Information Card for CS can be found at

All sailors heading to “A” School for CS spend at LEAST one week at Great Lakes Naval Base for Naval Indoctrination (INDOC). These are classes on how things are done in the fleet, which most get at “A” School, but since Ft. Lee is an Army base, this INDOC must be done before the Sailors arrive there. Sometimes Sailors going to there are in the THU at GL for 1 to 3 additional weeks before flying to VA because Ft. Lee must not have additional quarters for those who are not ready to begin classes. Since your Sailor will stay in GL for INDOC, you will have extra time with your Sailor PIR weekend. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend

At 9:10pm on February 4, 2015, Anna said…

jessies' mom,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  I'm glad you found us. So your daughter is in boot camp now? Come join the chat in our group - there is usually someone on every day. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 8:09pm on February 4, 2015, Kim said…
Hi Jessiesmom (Jeanette) no problem. I know the box is one of the emotional hurdles but next comes the form letter and that glorious first real phone call! I'm glad you joined this site. You are in good hands now. These people are the reason I'm still sane! Soon you will make friends with other mom's whose kids, husbands, wives are with Jessica and it will help so much more. I'm always here when you need me :)
At 10:57am on February 4, 2015, lemonelephant said…
Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
At 2:21pm on February 1, 2015, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

yes this is a place to chat but not all people that are on the left are on chat

  • some are reading links and or posting in there PIR group

  • and no to ur 2nd question...the chat is open to everyone to talk about everything and to support one another

  • Welcome Aboard jessies

At 12:38am on February 1, 2015, 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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