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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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Navy Speak

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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  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

Juliesiouxcity's Friends

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  • Denise Bauchens
  • Mickie
  • Vic28(Former Ship 10 Div 254)
  • navyandcheermom
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  • Aliott1200 (Ship 10, Div 256)
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  • Susan-Andrewsmom
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A little about me:
I am a Navy brat, Navy wife and now proudly a Navy mom. I also work ed for the Navy for 15 years, at NAS Alameda and Onizuka Air Force Base. I grew up in Port Orchard, Washington and worked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
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...
Pride for the country we live in and those that serve our country in all branches of the Military service.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:23pm on July 27, 2010, Iansmom said…
Talked to Ian a few hours ago. He thinks Callie is just awesome!! LOL. He thinks it neat that all of us mom's went through this together on n4m. Good luck to Callie! Wish I could be at pir to them all!
At 1:06am on July 26, 2010, Ann (Chad's mom) Ship 4 Div 817 said…
julie, I am not quite sure what the ribbons are.... but sounds great! Please explain what they look like, and let me know what you need and the cost. My son is ship 4 div 817 I am not sure if I can actually give you his last name on here.... can I? I shall wait for your reply. ~Ann
At 10:05am on July 22, 2010, Deena-mom2jake(ship 10 div 254) said…
Okay, Julie Sorry about the typo, I was hurrying too much. Div 254. ha, ha....thanks Deena
At 10:03am on July 22, 2010, Deena-mom2jake(ship 10 div 254) said…
Hi Julie
If it isn't too late I would love it if you could make me 3 ribbons. I hope that isnt too many to ask for. Myself, my sons girlfriend & his grandmother all would like them. I will compensate you just let me know the cost. You are wonderful to do this, what a task to take on. My sons name is Hyatt Ship 10 Div 154. Thank you so much, Deena
At 8:09am on July 16, 2010, Jaz04 said…
Julie, I would love for you to make a ribbon for me (and one for my mom). My SR is Cressman division 260. I too would be willing to pay you for the material & time. Please let me know the details of the expense. Thanks a bunch. Karen
At 9:54pm on July 1, 2010, Susan-Andrewsmom said…
He told me about it in his last letter. He explained what time he has to leave on Saturday morning so I can bring his cell phone and laptop to the airport before his flight leaves.
He also told his girlfriend and she happens to be our neighbor and my daughters friend as well.
At 7:00pm on June 30, 2010, Susan-Andrewsmom said…
Yes I am anxiously awaiting PIR, however just found out my son will be a grad and go and will be leaving Saturday morning. Need to share my few hours on friday with his girlfriend.
Its a good thing I really like her.
At 9:19am on June 29, 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 featured 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! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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