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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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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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FLA NavyMom1501
  • Female
  • Homosassa, FL
  • United States

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A little about me:
I'm a newby Mom of a Sailor who left for bootcamp on April 17, 2013.
In addition to being extremely proud of my son, I'm so happy he decided to
move forward with a career in the Navy. I look forward to being able to
talk with the other Navy Mom's (and family members). I think it will help me
get through all this.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
There is a lot of paperwork to go through. The most interesting thing I learned was that the Navy wants their people to be physically fit BEFORE they come into bootcamp. I think that's great!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:01am on June 10, 2013, hotflashes said…

Hi Navy Mom 1501.. Message me when you get back in town and enjoy PIR, Its a wonderful experience! My son has been in for 2 yrs already and loves it! If you have any questions I may be able to answer, please let me know.

At 6:50pm on June 3, 2013, willsmom said…

Hi FLA NavyMom1501 - I just saw your friend request, thank you very much.  And thank you for being do helpful and supportive!!

At 6:03am on May 30, 2013, ellen0502 said…

Hello, I am one of the vet moms here in the PIR groups. My sons PIR was last year.

At 10:10am on May 6, 2013, Navy mom of 2 said…

FLA NavyMom 1501- 

That is fantastic news!!!! I am sure this makes you feel so much better.  Hoping that all the others receive their phone calls soon!!

At 7:05pm on May 1, 2013, joyce0822 said…

My son is also in DIV 931 Ship 2, I too am stalking the mailman for my first letter. 

At 9:50pm on April 30, 2013, RayaProudNavyMom said…

When I spoke to my son on Saturday he told me that on Sunday they would be able to write and send out letters..I have sent him letters, cards, but still have not received a letter from him. Only the form letter. with his writing on it.. Still wanting to know more of what he is going through at boot camp.  I am pretty sure you want to know the same thing. So many thing run through you mind not know what is going on with them.. Not being in the constant communication with them.. It is really hard..... 

At 11:27pm on April 29, 2013, ellen0502 said…

I already have a Sailor, his PIR was a year ago. I am one of the moms in the groups that helps out.

At 9:03pm on April 29, 2013, popasmom said…

Good evening ljones1501, I have not received a letter or a phone call!!!! I was happy for all of you that did get calls but it also made me sad that my SR did not call!!! Still stalking the postman, waiting on a PERSONAL LETTER from him, I took three letters to the post office today and I've got another one ready to be mailed in the morning!!!! What ship/division is your SR in?

At 6:21pm on April 29, 2013, heyusonia said…
Thanks ljones 1501 for the info
At 11:15am on April 26, 2013, 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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