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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Navy Speak

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Sherrys's Friends

  • usapaula (ship 02 div 913)
  • WhiteClay Ship 2 Div 913
  • Sailormom21811
  • navymom99(ship09 div075)
  • sherrys (Alumni-Ship 02 Div 911)
  • MariaM
  • Darnell
  • MountainMama(ship3 div081)
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

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A little about me:
I'm the mother of 2 sons. Just retired on January 1, 2011. Our youngest son is in bootcamp.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
In the NROTC program
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 10:23pm on March 31, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
wow, I know he must have been so proud of his grandson. I am so sorry that he passed before he could see him in uniform but it is awesome knowing that the ribbon brought so many fond memories and gave them a chance to share with others how proud they were/are of their Sailor. I am so glad that I was able to make the ribbons for you and your family. I hope your sailor is doing well. Send me an email if you ever want to chat, need ribbons for a homecoming celebrations or another graduation or if you need any scrapbook embellishments. My email is I hope to hear from your soon. Also check out my facebook page Unique Memory Makers. Thanks again
At 8:32pm on February 15, 2011, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Wow that was really fast. I didn't ship them until yesterday afternoon and they said they wouldn't be delivered until tomorrow. I hope you like them. I see you got your call. That is awesome. Have a great time at PIR. Let me know if you need any scrapbook items :-D
At 10:56pm on January 20, 2011, Sailormom21811 said…

I'm so glad you got your call!  Mine has had a cold too and was given a "cold pack" which apparently works wonders!  Glad he was upbeat, that is so comforting to hear for us moms.  I didn't get a letter today, our usual day.  His grandmother got one, so I am hoping for tomorrow.  Last week I didn't get a letter til Friday, so I won't give up til Saturday...LOL 

All I can say is,  4 MORE WEEKS!!!! 


At 7:31pm on January 20, 2011, MariaM said…

Sherry, did you get your call? it seems that our division doesnt call as much as others, but remember, they do what others do plus all the performing and drills!!!! its the Best Division!!! dont forget that!!! Hang in there, he will call!!! Keep writing him...they love that!!!


At 4:20pm on January 18, 2011, WhiteClay Ship 2 Div 913 said…
Sherrys, I sent you a friend request too!
At 2:06pm on January 18, 2011, Sailormom21811 said…
Sherrys did you get your phone call?  My son is in the same Div, 913, and the group was able to call last week.  I think they can buy the phone cards at the "store" they get to shop at every other week.  I'd like to think if they did actually need one that another recruit would have let him borrow theirs.  My son is staying in Great Lakes for A school, FC.  What is ahead for yours?  Great to meet another mom from "913!"  I sent you a friend invitation, hope it's ok.
At 12:27pm on December 2, 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 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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