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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**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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PIR 10-4-13

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 25, 2013. 12 Replies

So my son left Aug 4th and flew out and landed in Chicago Aug 5th got the call around 10:30 that night!! This has been a really LONG week...nat a lot of sleep either. So As i said previously got the…Continue

left for bootcamp today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cynthia022312 Aug 13, 2013. 11 Replies

I feel very over welmed and lost! My son left for bootcamp bound from DFW today and should get there tonight! I do not understand how to find groups or other moms in my area, understand half of the…Continue


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A little about me:
Hi my name is Bonnie! I was a single parent for 14 years. I have now been married for almost 4 years. I have one child that has been the greatest joy of my life! I love to scrapbook, take photos, cook, dance, shop, travel, go to concerts... just about anything! I am a people person. I also have two fat cats. I just recently moved back to the Dallas area after living in the country for about 17 years. I have been laid off for the last three years. I also was born with three kidneys. I guess these are some of my highlights!
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I have NO experience with the NAVY and I am LOST...everything from the language, to rank, ship names well all of it!

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At 6:56pm on August 20, 2013, doubletrouble said…
Hi Scrappingmomma, we just got our first twins letter & his PIR is Oct 11th! We are praying super hard that the other twin's date is the same, he left Oct 13 so it is possible. We are planning on going to PIR are you? Hope we get to meet!
At 8:47pm on August 14, 2013, doubletrouble said…
Haha! I just realized you are the one on facebook that posted that saying about Navy Moms! It takes me a minute!
I see your letter, when is your PIR? I still have not received my first twins letter, he got to GL on 8/7 & we did get his box yesterday! Never been so excited to see dirty clothesx
I ordered both girlfriends a pair of the soxbox navy socks! They are going to love them!
Hope you're doing ok today.
At 4:08pm on August 12, 2013, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…
Hey there. About your Blog post. Please go to it and click the "Options" button and change it so that we can reply to it. You have itset to "closed to replies". Then we can help you out :-).
At 4:16pm on August 11, 2013, doubletrouble said…
I'm in Abilene. We have family in Ft. Worth & go visit them a lot, where is Anna compared to Ft. Worth? I hope you are figuring this site out, it is a big comfort having a place to turn to for support. All the 'veteran' moms are awesome with all the advice. Remember you are nit alone & all the craxy, mixed up emotions you are feeling are normal.
At 10:23pm on August 5, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones); I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) beginning with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile); you may want to make changes 3 and 4. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC will let you know what is happening. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 4:17pm on November 16, 2012, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…

Hi scrappingmomma, Welcome to Heads at Ease. Your adventure is just beginning.

At 7:43am on November 15, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For information on packing and shipping, go to Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Also on Molly's group page in the "Discussion Forum", you can find the information on our November/Christmas adoption the USS Blue Ridge.

Thanks for joining us. Pat

At 6:00pm on November 11, 2012, abbyblue said…

SmileyCentral.comNEW MEMBER HELP DESK.

Q&A. Boot Camp Videos, Recruit TC Link, Sample Form Letter, Navy Acronyms & more. Everyone welcome.


At 5:13pm on November 9, 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 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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I have a DIV and a SHIP

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments

I have a DIV and a SHIP number now what do I do with that!!?? I just got his box in the mail was bitter sweet...on one hand I was glad to get and so soon but on the other all it was were his clothes he left in and nothing more and then it seemed sad again....bc he also sent back his stamps and phone cards...maybe he did that by mistake!? Not sure but of course it made me worry and I am missing him, his voice and my hugs at night! Thanks to anyone who can tell me where I go from…


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