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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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Care Package Ideas for Harry S Truman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rays_mama Jul 24, 2013. 7 Replies

I know certain things that my son particularly likes but are there things that make care packages .... "great". I have looked online and found some good ideas but thought since this site is full of…Continue

Tags: package, care, deployment


Started this discussion. Last reply by PJ Dec 8, 2010. 5 Replies

I received paperwork from my son to fill out in order to participate in adopting my sailor. I will get to pick him up at 8 am Christmas morning and return him at 8 pm. His PIR group is 01/07/11. I am…Continue

PIR 1/7/11 ....... GRAD AND GO'S

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cal Sailor Mom (Nuke ET) Dec 9, 2010. 10 Replies

I received a call from my son last night. His graduation / PIR is 1/7/11 and he found out that he is going to be a grad and go. Has anyone else received this same info from their don or saughter? He…Continue

Tags: 1/7/11, go, and, grad

Thanksgiving phone calls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marybeth Nov 26, 2010. 2 Replies

I was just wondering if anyone has received any phone calls today? I kinda thought we might and I have sat by the phone all day just hoping! I received a letter yesterday and he was saying how…Continue


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My son Ray that has joined the navy and left for bootcamp on November 3rd, 2010. I am so proud of him but this is definitely one of the most difficult things I have ever faced. I also have a daughter that misses her brother very much.
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I know I have to support my son because this is the choice he wanted for him. I am so proud of him for making such a selfless decision. I also feel like all people in the military deserve alot more respect than they receive.

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Posted on November 18, 2010 at 2:33am 2 Comments

It was in the mail today. I was so thankful to hear from him. He is in ship 12 div 034 and is set to graduate January 7th 2011. That day cannot get here soon enough but I am so thankful I received a the first letter today. He said it wasn't bad there, but he did miss home and his mama's cooking. He also mentioned that he misses his sister bugging him everyday. I can tell a difference in him jsut through the words that he wrote on the paper. I am so proud of him. I am so thankful I offered my…


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At 9:42pm on November 14, 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 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! :)

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