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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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


Kathy-Paige's mom
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  • Portland, ME
  • United States

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Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Mar 8, 2012. 3 Replies

Ive been sending my daughter a letter every day to the address I was given does anyone. Know if they get them everyday?

My daughters been gone for 6 days I miss her so much

Started this discussion. Last reply by rluv76-ship09/div144 Apr 4, 2012. 3 Replies

Does anyone else feel the same way she was so excited about going that I should be at ease but not knowing what's going on or if she's liking it drives me crazy 


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Posted on March 5, 2012 at 11:50pm 2 Comments


only gone 5 days

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 9:46pm 0 Comments

and i miss her so much

only gone 5 days

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 9:46pm 0 Comments

and i miss her so much

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At 10:55pm on April 10, 2012, supernavymommy(PIR MAY 04/04/811 said…

where did you get the t-shirts? thanks suzanne

At 2:49am on April 9, 2012, Colleen (Ship12, DIV126) said…

Your daughter sounds amazing and so brave!  You must be So proud of her.. My SR almost went into aviation as well.. He really wants to be a police officer or do something with special Intell.. We also have a lot of school loans so we will definitely be taking atvantage of the G.I bill =)  He just joined the reserves so we will stay in San Diego for now.. not sure what the future holds but I keep telling myself, one day at a time... My husband is hilarious!  I miss his humor around the house so much!.. I keep telling him in my letters that I need a good laugh.  My kids make me smile everyday but I feel like the Joy has been sucked out of me.  I can't even imagine one of my babies gone for so long... Stay strong!  We are almost there... This will soon be a distant memory..  and we can both say, "WE DID IT!"  

At 12:44am on April 9, 2012, 1proudmom said…
That would have been nice but unfortunately it didn't happen at least not for me I hope it happen for you
At 6:08pm on April 8, 2012, Colleen (Ship12, DIV126) said…

Thank You!! 

Happy Easter!!  My kids are having such a great time... candy for breakfast...lunch and dinner.. Yikes!!  My son sang in church today it was SO cute! I taped if for my hubby.. This is the first time we have been away from each other in 10 years...=(   How was your day? Do you have other children?

At 10:56am on April 8, 2012, diannep said…

I'm not in this group....I'm a N4Moms veteran on the site to son PIRed back in 2010.  So won't see you at the MeetNGreet but have fun!

At 11:21pm on April 4, 2012, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!  We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!!  We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever.  It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!!  Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!!  I'm glad you've already commented on the group page.  Please let us know how you are doing and if there is any way we can help support you during this journey!!  What job will your daughter be doing?  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 4:37am on March 11, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Thanks for friend request.

At 2:45pm on March 6, 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! :) 


At 11:03pm on March 5, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Paigshley, start here. Read the survival guide from beginning to end.

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.


At 9:39pm on March 5, 2012, Kathy-Paige's mom said…

im new here and not quite sure what to do


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