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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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At 10:44pm on May 18, 2011, ATI wife said…
hi .. im desirey ..And we are in the san antonio area : )
At 3:48pm on May 2, 2011, danelover22 said…


Having your son leave for basic is the hardest part in my opinion. You aren't allowed to talk to them for the entire time. While they are allowed to call eventually, it is really up to the commander of their division as to how many calls are allowed. If someone upsets that commander, he could say "no more calls home". I only talked to my son twice the entire time! The PIR is AWESOME! I sure hope you have the opportunity to go. It was, for me at least, a very emotional graduation. I would love to get together with you both!

At 11:52pm on April 28, 2011, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…

Hi Fluffymom,  Welcome to Heads at Ease!  We are glad to have you join us.  You have a handsome "sailor to be".

Be patient, the letter will come.

At 8:58pm on April 25, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You have also been approved for "MAS We Ship Love". To help you figure out how things work go to Molly's group page and click on "View All' in the Discussion forum at the top of the page. One the first page read "Are you new to Molly's Adopt A Sailor?" You have joined at exactly the right time because our new group will be announced shortly!! If you have questions or need help, please don't hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us!!! Pat
At 1:26pm on April 21, 2011, Thomdent (Dustin's mom) said…

Dustin is going to Pensecola, at least it will be warm.  His room remains semi untouched, it was a mess and I'm in the process of getting everything together so when he sends me the list (if he ever gets to write) of what he wants to take to Florida other than the obvious cell phone and IPOD, I won't have to run around like a mad woman!  My days are kept busy with work and two grandkids so I don't have a whole lot of down time.  He is the youngest of my three and my only son who never even went to overnight camp so this is a huge adjustment for us as I'm sure it is for him.  The unknown creeps into my brain once in awhile and that's what makes me nuts.  I really want to know if he's ok and how he's coping....ok US Navy, throw me a bone. 

Have a wonderful Easter holiday and please let me know what you are hearing from your son.


At 1:07pm on July 25, 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!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
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Elizabeth and Colleen

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