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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 4:22pm on August 18, 2011, diannep said…
Hey!  I was just going to suggest that you post on the Ship 5 page, asking about how they travel after being discharged.  Hoping that you get some info on that site about the process.  You can also go on the NEW MOMS STOP HERE group and message "Craig" on there...panel of advisors at the top.  Being retired Navy, and having a son/nephew in, he may be able to help you too.  Prayers....
At 8:32pm on August 8, 2011, diannep said…

Hoping that it works out...when they diagnose asthma, they usually can't keep them.  This is true in all of the military branches...have a friend dismissed from the Marines after being at bc for several weeks.  So hoping this works out for your son though...I have seen more dismissed for asthma on this site than for any other reason.

Prayers for you and your son....

At 2:35pm on July 22, 2011, NYfan A School said…

third generation navy man, that's great, we are not used to military life.

erik is our youngest of three, and i hate to give up my baby.

tel Christopher Erik is the tall one from MD with glasses.

At 2:03pm on July 22, 2011, NYfan A School said…

OMG as the kids say your name is Mary Ann too, that is too funny.

I send 1 letter today I am about to write another one right now, since it is so quiet in the office, and I will be doing some heavy name checking I think these boys need to hang together in this, don't you think.

I'm grateful our son is 26 years old all ready, he might have less of of a problem in BC than some of the real young ones.


At 8:50am on July 22, 2011, NYfan A School said…

hi plus4,

i hope Christopher and Erik are looking out for each other.

I'm writing letters today, so I'll do some name checking to make sure these boys have each others back, like we mother's do.

hope to meet you in Sept.

my name is Marrianne.


At 3:14pm on July 21, 2011, NYfan A School said…

Hi phmhplus4,

our son's name is Erik, what is your son's name?

hope to meet you at PIR.

At 9:07am on July 21, 2011, abuon18 said…

Hi! Yes our boys are together, although it's my boyfriend not my son :) This site is such a great place to be able to connect with other people who have loved ones with ours! It's great for us back home to be able to have a support team!

At 8:32pm on July 14, 2011, Vickyrun said…
Hi Welcome to my group Navy Moms Rock - don't be shy - tell us all about yourself.
At 2:45pm on July 14, 2011, 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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