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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 8/25/2022 - 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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At 3:43pm on January 29, 2012, Lauradomenica (Ship 02 Div 915) said…

Hey Lena! I got your message =) I'm happy to help with anything as much as I can! Ask away =)

At 5:42pm on January 20, 2012, golfwannabe5 said…

Thanks Lena! I still haven't found my message from you, but will keep on looking. I did set up a page, but my page didn't give me those options. I have to keep trying I guess. That really stinks that they haven't earned the privilege yet! I wonder how the other girl got to call home if she's in the same division? Do you think she's on the same ship, but different division? Jaime scored a decent score on the ASVAB too, she has played the flute, was in dancing for years, chorus, lots of sports, and is 5'7" tall, so I guess she qualifies. We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed that maybe they call this weekend, or can at least write home!

At 10:48pm on January 19, 2012, golfwannabe5 said…

OK, I need Navy Forum for dummies! I cannot find any messages from you. I'm having a heck of a time trying to add the forum too. I have to go in through my profile, and into forums, then find our ship. Everything seems to be embedded, what a pain in the butt it is to find things, they don't make it easy. lol Did you email me on FB under my regular name?


At 9:41pm on January 19, 2012, golfwannabe5 said…

Lena, I checked, but no message shows up from you.

At 5:31pm on January 18, 2012, golfwannabe5 said…

Nope, no letter :(  How about you, did you get one? There's always tomorrow. I talked to mu cousin about the "elite" group thing. He said he too was in the 900's. He said it could be a number of things, either she had a good ASVAB grade, which she did, they liked her background (decent grades, and played 3 sports for 7 years), Girl Scouts, dancing, used to play flute a few years back, taller (5'7"), or she adapted well to boot camp life the first week. I guess I'll find out when she calls.

At 10:41pm on January 17, 2012, golfwannabe5 said…

I just got Jaime's address on Friday, but I did get her "box" on the 6th. That came quickly. I've sent her about 4 letters already, my mother has, some of her friends have, so she'll have LOTS of reading material! lol  Really??? 900 divisions are "elite"??? Where did you hear this? I wonder why they're considered elite?  I am doing pretty good so far, we needed the break from each other. She's a teenager, out until all hours of the night, room is an absolute pig stye (but it won't be when she gets home ;) typical mother/daughter arguments. I do miss her though, thank God I have her little kitty to keep me company. I will let you know when I receive a letter too, keep in touch! Lee Ann

At 11:46pm on January 6, 2012, 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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