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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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mattsmom aka Patti
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  • Villa Park, IL
  • United States

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Proud mother of 5! Navy mom of 2, one a vet and the 2nd still serving.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
While it's hard for us to let them go, the pride and joy you feel is like none other!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:12pm on December 28, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

GREAT! We would love to have you participate! Our new adoption will be announced on Molly's Adopt A Sailor page on Jan. 1. Actually this will be our biggest group that we have adopted to date! Their "wish list" is long and covers just about everything!! LOL! Some things they are requesting include: beef jerky, sunflower seeds, popcorn, gum, skittles, ramen noodles, oreos, hot sauce, toothpaste, deodorant, and socks. So keep an eye out for sales, clearance bins, and the ever-popular Dollar Stores. Can't wait to meet you! Pat

At 3:16pm on December 28, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Mattsmom, Molly's Adopt A Sailor is having a packing party for the troops at the Villa Park VFW on January 14 from 10AM to 1PM. Please join us and meet some Navy Moms!!! Pat

At 11:37pm on December 26, 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! :) 


At 11:36am on December 24, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to “cruise” my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.


 PPS--the Chicago area group page is also on the left hand side of my page

At 9:12pm on December 23, 2011, Mae Trippers Mom said…

Welcome Patti!! Always a pleasure to meet a fellow Navy Mom.

My Son Tripper has been attached to the Enterprise going on 4 years now. This next deployment will be his last, as he has chosen to come back home with 4 years of Reserves left to serve. I plan to make the homecoming this next year so that I can meet these great ladies that have gotten me thru so much. Circustance kept me from makeing the trip last July, but I am going to make it this next time, the Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise!!

Again Welcome, and I have to say that our Rare Rae is the best!!!


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