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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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My son, Alex, left for bootcamp July 16, 2012

My son, Alex, left for bootcamp July 16, 2012. He graduated as a United States Sailor on September 7, 2012.  He is currently in A School in Great Lakes. We are so proud of him....keep making us proud!

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At 9:49pm on August 23, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

Did you get a phone call today?


At 8:40pm on August 23, 2012, robin said…
Hey there, sorry it took me a while to respond. I've only recieved one phone call and that was during week 3, I've been getting letters but not much info about the Div itself or really anything about PIR, I know that they have made him section leader but that's about it. Have you heard anything from your SR?
At 9:29pm on August 16, 2012, Mom of B said…

No, we're not going to Sarge's meet and greet.

At 9:42pm on August 7, 2012, TerriM (Ship 09 / Div 288) said…

Only received 1 letter and no phone call yet. Getting a little concerned with some of the latest post. I hope my son is doing okay. Sounded a little down in the letter.

At 9:41pm on August 7, 2012, TerriM (Ship 09 / Div 288) said…

No phone call yet and only 1 letter. I am a little concerned with some of the latest post.

At 6:03pm on August 6, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

That's exactly how I feel. Letters only please.~Stacey

At 7:14pm on August 5, 2012, happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288) said…

Hi there! Have you heard any news from your SR? I've received one letter, but nothing about whether they are working well together. She says no one is allowed to talk to anyone at anytime...

At 7:57am on July 19, 2012, klbrown4857 said…

Hi, thank you for requesting me as a friend cause right now I need all the friends I can get .I feel like noone in my family understands how I feel, they keep saying just get over it but I am realy sad my daughter left on monday July 16,2012 and I didn't think it would be this hard but it's realy hard. I cant stop thinking of her and hoping she is ok, I know she is but I cant stop worrying about her .I hope it gets easier down the road .

At 10:02am on June 30, 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 5:42pm on June 29, 2012, 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.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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