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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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Proud2bhismom's Friends

  • Sarah (Ship 4 Div 188)
  • Jenn PIR 5/30 Ship 4 Div 188
  • Cheryl(Anthony's mom)
  • Trish
  • Melissa
  • DoubleA's mom(Ship 04_DIV 187)
  • Caleb'smom  (Ship 02  Div 927)
  • MommaShep

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Got the phone call

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant May 17, 2014. 27 Replies

I got a phone call from my son yesterday. The excitement inside to see IL come up on my phone was overwhelming.  His voice was so sad and not what I was prepared for.  I was strong for him and told…Continue

hard day

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 22, 2014. 43 Replies

Having a hard day. He's been gone for 11 days now and no letter saying how to write to him. I don't want him to think I'm not writing or sending him letters or even thinking about him because I am! …Continue

dropping son off Wednesday night

Started this discussion. Last reply by cjsmallfry Oct 17, 2014. 30 Replies

Hi,New to this site. I posted on main page but uncertain where to post to get feedback and support. So here goes.  Dropping my son off Wednesday night in Boston. (any others out there doing the…Continue


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A little about me:
Proud single mom of two great kids. One son joinging Navy and one daughter in high school.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Haven't experienced yet.

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At 5:56pm on May 17, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since you have an SR at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted."

I see you have joined your PIR group; I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 1:22pm on April 22, 2014, DoubleA's mom(Ship 04_DIV 187) said…

Sorry for the delayed response. I haven't been on for a bit. My son arrived in GL on 4/4. He was supposed to be there on 4/3 but his flight was cancelled due to weather. He called on Saturday and he's really having a tough time. Wish there was something I could do.

At 10:24pm on April 18, 2014, MommaShep said…
Hi - hope you had a good day! I am forcing myself to stay busy. Planted lots of new shrubs in my yard. My son had started working in the flower beds before he left so when they are finished I'll take a picture and send it to him. He doesn't think i can finish anything without his help :)

When I accepted your friend request your message and email disappeared. I'm still trying to figure out exactly how to use this website. Sorry. Here's my email -
I look forward to going through this journey with you as a friend!! Is your daughter missing her brother? I'm happy to have one left in the "nest" - how about you?

have a nice evening
At 9:23pm on April 16, 2014, MommaShep said…
Hi there - my son is ship 4 division 188. i got the box and the letter and that's it so far. he got to RTC on 4/4. i'd love to get a letter or call. Trying to find plane tickets and pick a hotel. So many to pick from. Do you have other kids? We have a 14 year old son who will come with us. i'm trying not to worry too much but reading about the difficulties some of the other recruits have had already makes me wonder. It's nice to find another mom in the same division.
At 4:54pm on March 29, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in April.  You will meet others with loved ones leaving 04/03/2014 or this week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. I also suggest you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there.

Your future Sailor may want to join to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer him to some good links on there.

At 10:13am on March 21, 2014, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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