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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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Animosity, what a shame.

Started this discussion. Last reply by BigDaddyJames-Ship 14 Div 273 May 5, 2011. 37 Replies

You know, I came on this forum very soon after my fiancee went into the Navy which was December 2009.  From my first "uneducated" posts I've gotten no friendly hellos or welcome to the family, I…Continue

Housing housing housing, what a mess!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Apr 27, 2011. 29 Replies

Okay, here's the situation. My fiancee's ship will be moved into their barracks (guess they've been on a waiting list for like...EVER!) sometime around the end of May.  He's excited, as well he…Continue

Tags: norfolk, barracks, marriage, housing

soooooooo guess what!! Yep, engaged to a sailor!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by ronspatricia Sep 27, 2010. 13 Replies

We've made the decision to get married!!! :D  My question is of course, WHAT DO I DO.I'm 23.  I have no family.  I live in Utah at the moment and Ron lives in Maine on his ship.......but we have…Continue

Navy lingo glossary

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Sue Mar 15, 2010. 6 Replies

I realized today this might be a good place to ask this question; ever since my bf got into bootcamp he has a thousand new words for things, mostly military and Navy related, and I realize how…Continue


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At 2:20am on March 12, 2010, tinkerbell said…
She's gone! Thank the Navyformoms admins! They kicked her off the site!
At 5:35am on March 10, 2010, tinkerbell said…
OK! I am working on it! I let the Navyformoms admins know!
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I love your story! How romantic! Good luck!
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