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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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A little about me:
I'm a happily maried mother of two. Our eldest, our son, has decided to join the Navy at 22 years of age. We are very happy and proud for him. I've been a scout, soccer, and horsey mom. We live in Eastern Washington on 15 acres. My family loves the out doors.
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A School here we come!

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 10:25pm 0 Comments

Oh my . . . I feel like I went through Boot Camp too! After eight long weeks he made it with flying colors. I'm so proud of him. Now he's moving across the street to start Corpsman School in Great Lakes. Have I said that I'm proud of him?????

He's off

Posted on June 14, 2010 at 5:01pm 3 Comments

I dropped him off at the recruiters this morning. He drove up to Spokane, and will be flying out tomorrow afternoon. I'll get "the call" sometime between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am. I cried just a little :) I'd like to thank everyone who's posted on this site. It's really made this much easier for me. I know to expect "the box" and all the paperwork to follow. Thanks again. He starts bootcamp June 15th. Anyone else's son or daughter start the same time?

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At 12:31pm on August 12, 2010, Tigmon said…
My daughter is staying at GL. She is in a temporary dorm until her school starts in 2 weeks for ICT. She called last night. Bought a new cell phone and can not wait to receive items from home. It is nice to be able to talk and text her now.
At 10:30pm on August 10, 2010, countrymom said…
Hi Leora, it's me! I'll be sure to email tomorrow if I hear from Noah! Have a good evening!
At 1:00pm on July 30, 2010, Tigmon said…
My daughter will be staying at GL after graduation. Can not wait for BS21 to be over.
At 4:09pm on June 28, 2010, Navymomof3 said…
LOL! Im sure he will be in heaven..thats too cute! I will touch bases with Red and let her know that Im here and get her daughters name. That way I can let my daughter know that I know her mom. I think if they knew that we all knew each other that will give them another push to become closer. We are all no longer "strangers". This ties us together for life
At 4:59pm on June 15, 2010, Alex's mom Joann said…
I'm soory I didn't get your son's name. I know our kids will do great it's just the unknown to us right now. I talked to Alex today she was living it up in the USO ( an area reserved for military personell) at the Charlotte airport. She was having the time of her life.
At 10:08am on May 27, 2010, 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 featured 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

Elizabeth and Colleen

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