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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


mommafinn(ship-12 DIV-204)
  • Female
  • Nashville, NC
  • United States

Mommafinn(ship-12 DIV-204)'s Friends

  • twopercentsmom(sh09div206PIR7/6)
  • NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202
  • smokie (ship12 Div 203)
  • mareluc(Ship11/Div196/PIR 6/29)
  • tatmom4rc(Ship12, Div. 204)
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
  • diannep

mommafinn(ship-12 DIV-204)'s Groups


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Profile Information

A little about me:
I was born and raised in Colorado in the Denver area. Graduated in 1980 from Lakewood Sr. high, went into the Navy after graduation as a Hospital corpsman went on to operating room tech school in Oakland California at Oalknoll Navy regional medical center. Here is where i met my husband of 28.5 years and the father of my 2 wonderful children. Our eldest child and only son just left 5 May 2012 for basic training in Great lake ill.
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...
the importance of team work and a through job done right
an occupation
loyalty to & love for my Country
i learned to be flexible,work hard and to meet the needs i see
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:31am on June 21, 2012, smokie (ship12 Div 203) said…

Mommafinn, Hi My SR in div 203 PIR 6/29. Hope to see you at meet and greet with Sarge Thursday night. Getting excited

At 4:36pm on June 18, 2012, diannep said…

accepted your friend request.

At 5:10pm on May 10, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

If you know of anyone in Boot Camp, or Leaving Soon for Boot Camp, go to and Get FREE phone cards for them to use. Loved ones or the Recruits should NOT have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp…and now they Don't!!

At 5:53pm on May 8, 2012, mommafinn(ship-12 DIV-204) said…

thank you so much ♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW  i wish i had known what i was doing to find out what you had to offer how kind of you i think i got the profile page set up now but i did send you a friend request i am excited to get to meet new people and hear the experience of all our children

At 3:49pm on May 8, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

Hello! Do you need help with your Profile page...I was checking in on Chat and saw that you asked about setting it up. Just wanted to see if I could help. I have a closed Profile page so you won't be able to answer back on it...but you can post here on your own comment wall and I will check for it!


At 10:10am on May 8, 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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