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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.

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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Hats Off to the USO

Started this discussion. Last reply by luckysailorsmom- USS Truman AOAN Feb 7, 2012. 6 Replies

when our guys & girls got to the airport in northeast chicago ,The USO had lots of food,drinks ,they had computers and phones .My son was thrilled ! on to school....I just cannot thank The USO…Continue

phone-calls from boot camp >Moms tell us all here !

Started this discussion. Last reply by luckysailorsmom- USS Truman AOAN Feb 7, 2012. 6 Replies

I got my phone call today ,my son graduates Feb.3,2012  ship 12 div.058. he said they technically graduated yesterday .they got to do battle station drills .he sounded a lot more upbeat . all you…Continue


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A little about me:
My son left for Boot Camp Dec.5,2011.
graduates on Feb.3,2012,He joined right out of high school.
I have been told he will be an aircrewman.
We live in Alvarado,Texas my son grew up here from age one.
I raise Pomeranian dogs .

Boot Camp PIR Graduation ..Ship 12 Div.058 ....Friday Feb.3,2012
I am so proud of my son !!
My house is too quiet without my son and his friends.
I got to talk to him today and he sounded very depressed.
and of course every time I go into town ,.everything I drive by holds a memory.
we were told he would go to PCola next .I just can't wait to talk to him more.

Feb 26,2012 classed up in Pcola (Aircrew) I am so proud of my son and relieved that he actually gets excited about his new job now ! HOOYAH!

update March 9,2012
my son is in candidate school right now.he has phase 2 liberty and seems to be getting comfortable with his military life .

Update Jan,14,2013 My son left on deployment this morning on The USS Truman .his rate is A.O. I'm feeling a little lost ,I hope he loves it ! Their only out for a month then back and out again within 4 days .

UPDATE:July 2013 , out for a 9 month deployment on The Truman. its not getting any easier for me, He came home for July 4th and left on 13 back to Norfolk for deployment. heart wrenching goodbyes.

UPDATE:MARCH 2014 their heading home!!!!!!!!!!! yep!! At 11:04am on September 7, 2015, luckysailorsmom- USS Truman AOAN said…
Update : my son has married and has a 3 month old little girl. My first grandchild. They are in VA.and I having a hard time being separated fro grand daughter.:-(
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I have not really learned much yet,as a mom I have been reading every post on this board.I found it very soothing and helpful. Thanks for being here .my heart aches.

i miss my son like crazy.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:04am on September 7, 2015, luckysailorsmom- USS Truman AOAN said…
Update : my son has married and has a 3 month old little girl. My first grandchild. They are in VA.and I having a hard time being separated fro grand daughter.:-(
At 10:06pm on March 29, 2014, Zanga-mom (CVN 75) said…

My son called today. Think I'll be able to be in VA when they return! So happy! Thanks again for your help. Hope you enjoy a nice long visit with your son. 

At 12:58pm on March 28, 2014, Zanga-mom (CVN 75) said…
At 2:33pm on February 3, 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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