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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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Mother of 3 girls and 1 boy. I am currently owner and director of a Christian Preschool. I also teach the 3 yr. old class. My husband and I have been married for 26 1/2 yrs. we took in 3 boys that lost their mother to cancer, they have all moved out now. My daughter is almost 24 and in Great Lakes @ BC. I have a son who is 22, a daughter @ NC State who is 19 and a junior in High school who is 16. Looking forward to meeting many of you and most of all seeing my daughter. :)
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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At 12:47am on January 27, 2012, Jamie SHIP13 DIV 067 said…

Hi - Still nothing for me... any letters for you?

At 8:26pm on January 18, 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!!!  Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 5:28pm on January 18, 2012, golfwannabe5 said…

Hello Pebbles, yes, my daughter is on ship 02, Div 915, PIR 3/2. I don't know how she ended up in the "elite" group. She "used to" play the flute 4 or 5 years ago, but I don't as she'd remember how. She did get a decent ASVAB score, had decent grades in school, and has played 3 sports for 6 or 7 years. She is 5'7" tall too, someone said this is a "taller" group, no clue really. I guess I'll find out when she calls. My Cousin was in the Navy in a 900 division also, he said it could be how well she adapted to Navy life that frst week too.

At 5:10pm on January 18, 2012, akamom said…

Yes 900 division is that of the performers musically inclined, or flags etc. I am not sure what else it may include. We are in Everett, WA.

At 9:17pm on January 17, 2012, shadesofpurpleNukemom said…

My son is SHIP 2 DIV 914.  I am anxious to hear what he will be doing. Have you heard from your daughter?

At 8:26pm on January 17, 2012, Jamie SHIP13 DIV 067 said…

no nothing - no call or letter - Im a lil bummed.

At 11:10am on January 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! :) 



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