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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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Started Mar 5, 2015 0 Replies

Well I haven't been on the site for about 1 1/2 years.  My daughter was in the Navy and was medically discharged in October of 2013.  As my profile states when my daughter was waiting to leaave for…Continue


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I have been married to my husband Donald for 21 years. I have two children Amanda - 18 that just left for bootcamp and Daryl - 16 that is a Sophmore in High School.
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At 2:22pm on December 29, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Do also have a Sailor who had PIR in 2013? If so, what is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty) and/or where is she stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 2:19pm on December 29, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a recruit at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted." You can make that change on the same page when you change the ZIP Code when you make the changes below.

At 1:31am on September 17, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Does your son have a ship date?

Don't forget to make the changes below.

At 12:17am on March 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your future Sailor every time you post. See change 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). Also make change 3 while you are there. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your soon to be future Sailor.

You can edit your "About me:" section when you change the ZIP code to reflect your current situation.

At 12:14am on March 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

If your son gets a ship date, go to the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. At the bottom are links for each of the months, join the one for the month that your then future Sailor ships.

At 4:49pm on June 24, 2013, Sammylee said…

Hi, I received your request in February.  Sorry I did not respond I have been on the site so little since then.  My son finished BC in March and is currently in Nuke A School at G.C.  Would love to hear from you.

At 12:59am on February 5, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Hi, I wanted to make sure you saw that Division 130 has PIR on 03/22/2013. Your SR was one of the last to fill her division and is in a Push Division, so she only has 8 Fridays at the RTC instead of 9. If your form letter said 03/29/2013, write to your SR and let her know and also email the PAO at and let them know that you have received a different date than is indicated at so that new form letters can be sent or the recruits can otherwise let their families know of the error (it could mean a different password for PIR). Take care and blessings to you and yours.

(If Push Division is a new term for you, see What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology).)

At 3:12pm on February 4, 2013, 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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