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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 9:21am on May 6, 2015, BrownEyedMomma said…
My daughter told me in our last phone call and letter, but I also know because she was in the push division. That means she is the last to go through. Both 175 and 176 should be should get to call today.
At 10:01pm on May 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your recruit.

At 9:59pm on May 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You WILL be getting a call tomorrow afternoon. Have your phone available from around 2 pm Central Time on. That is so interesting that the PAO would give you that advice when your recruit had not been moved to FIT. I think the person didn't even listen to the situation.

At 9:17pm on May 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

BST is the final test. After Battle Stations-21 (BST) (clickable link) a recruit is officially a US Navy Sailor. Read the info in that link to see what will happen tonight if your recruit did not call to say not to come. If there was a problem your recruit would have called last week to say don't come (and even some who make that call do go on to have PIR on time). If your recruit is with his division and not in FIT, then he is expected to have PIR on Friday.

At 8:40pm on May 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit has a contract for Sonar Technician – Surface (STG), join the group STG (Sonar).

The Rating Information Card for STG can be found at and (STG AEF). (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)

Those who have signed a 6 year contract for AEF will have Apprentice Technical Training (ATT) at GL after PIR for about 6 weeks and then will go to San Diego, CA to the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center for “A” School. Those who have signed for less than 6 years will go straight to San Diego the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you plan your weekend.

At 8:38pm on May 5, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Did he call and say not to come? If so, then there is info in Battle Stations-21 (BST) for you. If not, then he is expected to have PIR as scheduled. What Division is he in? His division may not have had BST yet. Divisions 169-174 and 926 have had BST. Divisions 175 and 176 will be making calls tomorrow. You may want to join PIR 05/08/2015 TG 26 - 9 Divisions (169-176 and 926).

At 11:44am on May 5, 2015, 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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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