This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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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At 10:16pm on February 7, 2013, Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom said…

Have a wonderful time at PIR - such an AMAZING experience!!  Take your camera and lots of Kleenex :)

At 8:27pm on January 28, 2013, Lori24 said…
My son is going in as a PactAirman. It is my understanding that this means he technically does not have a job. He will do a bunch of different jobs and if he finds one he likes and the is an opening he can apply for that. He wanted to go in as a cook but there was no opening. So I am not sure where he will go to A school and because of that I don't know how long I should plan to stay. If he goes to Florida for A school he will leave Saturday if not he will be able to spend the whole weekend with us.
At 9:33am on January 28, 2013, Lori24 said…
Hi kellismom!! Yes I am planning on attending the PIR on 3/15. I have not booked my room yet because I was trying to figure out how many days. I want to go to the meet and greet also, I think it will be great to meet the other mom's of the kids with my son!! Have you received any phone calls besides the "I'm here call"? I have seen some comments from a bunch of moms whose kids are in other divisions that received a call but I have not gotten one:(
At 4:40pm on January 24, 2013, ccd said…

Hi kellismom.....thanks for friending me...I believe 3/15 is our PIR date. We were hoping for 3/8 so my husband could attend. My stepdaughter is getting married 3/16 and he needs to be there to give her away. Both girls are aware of the conflict, and seem ok with it.....we discussed this with our SR once she received her leave date. No worries though, her Aunts were more than happy to take his place

I have reserved a room for that date already but not the flight. Just waiting for that form letter to confirm.

I'm new to all things Navy (excitedly).....she will be a QM. A school Great Lakes

At 3:07pm on January 9, 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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