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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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My oldest child and only son is following in his grandpa and great grandpa's footsteps! I am very proud of the young man he is and the Sailor that he is becoming.
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At 4:58pm on November 1, 2011, heard t said…
Hi Kathyann, I accepted your friend request, my daughter will be going to Bremerton, Wa to the Stennis.
At 9:29am on October 25, 2011, Cathy_ProudNavyMom said…
Hi kathyann, I sent a friend request - want to talk to you about Washington if I could.  My daughter is assigned to the Stennis, stationed in Bremerton.  :-)
At 7:52pm on July 26, 2011, gsskygirl(SECF) said…
I will help too!! Please share the names!
At 12:35pm on July 26, 2011, JuJu Ship 10 DIV 266 said…

Hi Kathyann...I would really love it if you could send me the names and divisions of the kids that could use a boost....Have an awesome day!

At 9:18am on July 26, 2011, Mtar B (Ship10/Div266)PIR8/19 said…
Please let me know who to help!
At 2:02am on July 26, 2011, kim said…

Hi Kathyann - let me know the names and I can send off notes as well.  Thanks


At 9:22am on July 16, 2011, Mama C (PS E-Class 1202-1) said…

Kathyann - Just saw your post on Boot Camp Mom's.  From what I can see from your PIR group there are only 7 Divisions graduating.  That means there will be enough room for your mother to attend the PIR.  The 4 that were named on the form will have priority, but there should be room to add another person.  You may need have her wait in the Visitor's Center until all "invited guests" are seated, but you can always save an additional seat for her.

When my son PIR'd 5/14 - there were 8 Divisions graduating and there was plenty of room in the Great Hall for additional people.  That was my experience with PIR.  I know that when there are 10 or more Divisions graduating, seating is at a premium and no additional people are able to be at the actual ceremony.  They can see your Sailor after the ceremony, but that would be it. 

I hope this makes sense.  Any questions, just ask or friend me.  Hope it all works for you!



At 4:59pm on July 5, 2011, diannep said…

kathyann:  Please join your PIR group.  Here is the link to it:

Just click on it and join!  Lots of info there for you.

PIR 8/19/11 Div 263-268, 940


At 2:16pm on April 20, 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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