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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 11:43pm on July 15, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!

At 1:09pm on July 14, 2012, CaliMommaJ said…

Hi there!

Sorry for the delayed response to your questions!  Crazy week after returning from PIR and getting ready for a REAL vacation finally!

Sarge is a retired Army vet that holds a Meet and Greet every Thurs at the Sundance Saloon for families.  He is a WEALTH of information. You can connect to him by clicking the link on the side bar for any of the meet and greet dates and it will pull up his email , phone number etc.  I did not call him until about 2 weeks prior to leaving as I needed transportation for one of my boys flying in a different day from us. Sarge will give you so much info and has connections for hotels, restaurants and he also runs a taxi service!  He also helps the guys out during A school at eh Nvel Training command when they have liberty!

Speaking of liberty, the weekend of PIR liberty time will depend on where your sailor attends A school ( next phase of training).  My son is special ops so stays at Great Lakes for another 8-10 weeks. If staying, they will move Fri afternoon after PIR (which takes several hours) and then free for remainder of evening. They have to be back and checked in by 10pm each night. we picked him up at 6:30 am each day!  We had all day Sat and Sun!  I would also rent a car if you plan to drive around-we got car at Enterprise in Waukegan. They were very good-van for about$107/day!  We did not go into Chicago as it is about a 45 min drive without traffic!  Lots to see and do if your sailor wants to site see. Ours just wanted to hang out with his wife and us!  Mostly the wife!!

Get to PIR early as suggested for best seats and bring something to sit on- cold metal bleachers and it ws cold in the hall!!  Enjoy the day-it is amazing!!

Hope this gives you helpful info!  I will be off line as NO electronics allowed on vacation!  Any other questions and I will get back to you after 7/23!!

At 6:47pm on July 13, 2012, abbyblue said…


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At 10:18am on July 9, 2012, 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.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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