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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.

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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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Kathy (Ship 07 DIV 114)
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A little about me:
Wife and mother of three kids ages 22, 20 & 15. Work as a RN at a surgery center. Hobbies include reading, home decorating and breeding Mini Goldendoodles.
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...
I have no experience yet however my son is excited and I believe he will gain a lot from the Navy.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:27pm on March 2, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Kathy, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor. For more information, go to Molly's page and click on "View All" in the Discussion Forum. Then go to page 2 and read "Are you new to Molly's Adopt A Sailor?" If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us! Pat
At 10:37pm on February 26, 2011, Ragdollrae HM A school SA said…
Hello Kathy. I am happy to help with your letter writing campaign. I have been sending additional letters to my son to hand out to anyone not reeiving letters and letting them all know that they can write me. I will certainly write to someone in particular. My son is in PIR 4/8. I am happy to write to someone in 4/1. Please send me his info. THanks so much!
At 7:04pm on February 26, 2011, davysnavywife (Groton CT) said…
Thanks Kathy. Can I get the street address for div 114? Is it the same as 109?
At 6:54pm on February 26, 2011, SAwife11 said…
hi kathy, have you met any mom's, sisters, wives, gf, who has a SR in Div 144 ship 3? i'm on a mission to find those that have a SR in the same div as my fiance and I have already started a group for this div. here is the link please fwd to anyone you have met that in 144
At 4:27pm on February 26, 2011, diannep said…
Ok, Kathy.  I am very curious about the mini goldendoodles.  My cousin just got a regular sized one last year, but she was interested in a smaller one before that.  Please fill me in on how big they get, etc.  I would love to see a picture of one. 
At 4:25pm on February 26, 2011, diannep said…

You are very welcome, Kathy.  SO kind of you to do this for this young man.  Will love to see his face when his letters come!  N4M ladies are great that way!  :-)

At 1:27pm on February 2, 2011, SSMom said…


At 9:18pm on January 12, 2011, Maria,son in Miramar, SD,Ca said…
I cried the very moment that my son signed up for the Navy , that was 6 months ago..... Today , I still cannot hold my tears .
At 12:21am on January 7, 2011, YMM (Ship 12 Div 98) said…
It's great to know that there is someone near who is experiencing all of this. Let's stay in touch.
At 4:56pm on December 30, 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 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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