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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 9:59pm on March 21, 2012, countrywoods said…

My son is on the Abe Lincoln and is an Airman mechanic, on the F18 super hornets',for the Kestrels,

We live in lakeland, Florida

I have another son who is 9 and a husband been married 22 years this friday.


At 9:50pm on March 31, 2011, Mumsy said…
I got a letter today.  My son was very up beat.  He says the days are getting better everyday.  Passed his second PFA.  He says he is doing very well shooting also.  He said Marlinspike was fun.  He's a Nuke going to South Carolina for A School.  He said he would probably be a Grad & Go, leaving on Saturday and that kinda bummed me out. We'll be there the whole weekend.  He said it was good cause it would keep him out of trouble if he stayed the whole weekend!!  Little does he know, I know all the rules, and Dad & I would not let that happen! Ha Ha.
At 2:03pm on March 28, 2011, Mumsy said…

Sorry it's taken me so long.... I haven't been on here since 3/23.   I just try to keep myself busy since my son has left.  He's my only child and oh!!  I didn't get a call from him this week, but I got a letter.  He said this would be a busy week for him.

You say you live in Fairfield?  I live in  Tucson, AZ.  but...... I was born & raised in Tracy, CA.

I have lots of family up there.  I moved down here in 1987.  I fly into Sac. now & then to visit fam.  I know the whole area.  Lived in Stockton ( though I generally don't tell anyone) also, Roseville, & Lodi. Got a brother & a cousin in Jackson, another brother in Lodi, and lots of nieces & nephews and great ect. all over the place.

At 1:22pm on March 12, 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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