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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."

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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rnterry 04/817 PIR 7/27 alumni
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A little about me:
I am a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington. I have two Son's. My youngest, Brendan is leaving for Navy Boot Camp on Monday.
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I have no previous experience with the Navy. I work with a few retired Navy Men and they always speak highly of their experience.

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At 7:12pm on October 3, 2012, johun alumni 7/27/12Ship4Div817 said…
Hi son did not class up for rss the same time as brendan. He actually classed up 2 wks ago,but got held back now for another 3 weeks, so he classes up into the class brendan will grad from. Crazy how they can pir together and be so far apart now...but jordan is so young and it was good for him to have the xtra time for pt and visit with his dad. He really enjoyed the visit. He's behaving too.. glad brendan is almost done with rss...I hear from many drop on a daily basis..its crazy. He's been a survivor for those in rss and has learned so much just from doing that. Congrats to your sailor.
At 8:44am on July 3, 2012, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…

Usually about half the people get the first name and half get the last. He is known up there by last name but the ribbons are for you and for a keepsake. So I would get what you really want on them. I have also had people order some with the first name and some with the last :-)

At 9:57pm on June 26, 2012, johun alumni 7/27/12Ship4Div817 said…


Supposedly its in the Community Guidelines!  My son also is going to be a rescue swimmer!  Did you get your call today?  We are staying at the Comfort Inn.  Does the Courtyard have a shuttle to RTC?  We may change, it seems like others from Ship4/Div817 are staying at the Courtyards too.  Joanne

At 12:26pm on June 20, 2012, Debi K said…

I have a daughter Kelsey who will bee leaving for BC in about 20 days. She just graduated from Arlington on the 12th. My profile pic is Grad :( bitter sweet! We are very proud of her choice but I will admit I am very nervous and can't even phathom how much we will miss her. This is  ALL sooo new to us, feel a bit lost. Thanks for the reply look forward to chatting.



At 3:11pm on June 18, 2012, ReneeBC said…

Welcome to you and your handsome SR!  :)

At 5:39pm on June 17, 2012, navyknit22 said…
Glad all is good. Have a great day new friend!
At 11:08pm on June 5, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!

At 5:17pm on June 4, 2012, 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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