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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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At 8:44pm on April 12, 2012, navymom 74 Ship 4 Div 805 said…
Hi this is Virginia... We met at the Nex about a year ago.. My son is in San Diego now.. He is finishing up his last school. It's been quite a journey . I will be visiting him next week. I hope your son is doing well. Hope to here from you!
At 11:50pm on November 16, 2011, mary said…


Hugs:)  I swear this is so hard,but it does help talking to others who are missing thier love ones just as much! Thanks for the friend request.

At 11:58am on May 26, 2011, navymom 74 Ship 4 Div 805 said…
Hello son did tell me about the incident that some got set back..these phases are so son is waiting to class up to RSS...I miss him so much...he also gets frustrated at times he says that its just to much waiting ..we leave to Florida tomorrow .....will be over there for 10 days...we all are very excited!! I hope you get to see your son soon!! Take care..
At 3:39pm on May 10, 2011, navymom 74 Ship 4 Div 805 said…
Hello!! How time flies... goin on three months that our boys graduated into sailors..hope ur doin good!! Will be in Pensacola at the end of this month..have you visited your son??
At 8:24am on February 1, 2011, exxie said…
You and me both, sister!!  ;)
At 8:50pm on January 31, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
It is not too late. Send me a friend request and I will send you all the info for ordering.
At 3:53am on January 31, 2011, navymom 74 Ship 4 Div 805 said…

Hi Julie,

My sons also in ship 4 div 805...we are going to be traveling from Mcallen,Tx into Chicago Midway..will be staying at the Residence Inn...have you heard anything on this div?  will they be a Grad n Go...i have only received 1 call and that was on the 13th of Jan...and 1 letter after that...i know they are getting ready for BS but i miss my son so much!!! ;(

At 10:05pm on January 18, 2011, navymom99(ship09 div075) said…

Hey manning53. Sorry it has taken me so long to answer you. There are several ships and they each have several DIV's on each one. One of the ladies who has been helping us out with info posted what most in the different DIV do. Go to the pir 2-18-11 site and look for that posting. I keep having to look back at it to remember. We are taking amtrak to great lakes. It is so much cheaper than flying. And the seats soft so you are not sitting on a hard seat the whole way. You may want to check it out. We are going to rent a car as soon as we get there at union station.



At 11:02pm on January 17, 2011, Corinne( ship04div805) said…

Hi Julie,

I just found your message...I'm still getting used to navigating this site! We are from Iowa, so for us Great Lakes is only a 3 hour drive. We are planning on driving up on Thursday night and heading home sometime on Sunday depending on what the schedule looks like. Where

will you be staying? 

At 1:07pm on January 7, 2011, 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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