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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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My son Michael is a Personnel Specialist and is now in A School in Meridian Miss.
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At 8:57pm on August 26, 2011, LLovesmysailor said…
We are meeting up at 12:30 pm at Monte Cello's. The directions are on the Pittsburgh meet and greet discussion. My cell is  412-260-5360, please delete this message after you write down my number. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Lyn
At 7:29pm on July 27, 2011, lisarobin said…
Hey Mostele! Look forward to meeting you. I will put you both down. It doesn't have to be a for sure thing.
At 8:26pm on June 24, 2011, theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) said…
I am so glad to at least have one other Mom on the Website in the same division. I know it is difficult for you because of the address situation  if you want i will rely any  infomation my son sends in his letters about the div to you in message form. Wouldn't want to get in trouble. If you want to give me his last name I can see if he know him . Sorry it took so long to accept you as a friend I am a little green in the area of FB and websites. I
At 8:28pm on June 23, 2011, clarkedu (MM Nuke Prototype) said…
Mostele, I sent you a couple e-mail messages... one last night and one about an hour and a half ago.  Did you get them?
At 11:39pm on June 18, 2011, clarkedu (MM Nuke Prototype) said…

Hi Mostele, you beat me to it.  I was going to send you a friend request and then got preoccupied with other stuff here.  Thank you!

To answer your question about PIR date, on the form letter in about the middle of page 2 it is handwritten under the section "RECRUIT GRADUATION".  Your son's is probably Aug. 5 like almost everyone else who started around the same time but ya never can be too sure.  I think his recruiter can give you that information if your sister can't.  Hope that helps.  If I knew your sister, I might just have to send her a (little) bonk on the head and wake her up to the importance of this stuff lol (totally for your sake, of course, friend)!

At 12:17pm on October 12, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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