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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Sharon*MA mom*
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  • cheryl ship 11 div 058
  • michellesmom
  • SherryYmom  Ship 07  DIV 055
  • Anita  MA Mom
  • Dana - Ship 11 / Div 361
  • ChrisNukeEMmom
  • Kac46047
  • Denise
  • bls23ship 02 div 910

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A little about me:
I am a mother of four, two by birth and two I have raised for the past 8 years. My oldest moved out 2 years ago and my youngest left for boot camp Nov 23, 2010. My husband's kids thankfully are still home, a senior and sophomore.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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My son is happy with his decision and excited and prepared to move foward, what more could a mom ask for. Thanks US Navy for training the best Sailors in the world.

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At 1:45am on February 2, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…

Hey Sharon,

I just left a long messege on our page of MA IN San Antonio. But the address will have a class number with it Truemper Street. If you want to messege me I will give you what I have.


At 8:04am on December 7, 2010, Denise said…
Hi Sharon...thanks for the friend request. My son will be attending A school in Great Lakes immediately after PIR. Southern boy will get a good lesson in a cold northern winter this year!
At 6:58pm on December 4, 2010, Kac46047 said…
oh and if he left around the 23 his PIR is prob the 28 or the week after, this is the link to the 28th pir theres lots of info!
At 6:54pm on December 4, 2010, Kac46047 said…
My boyfriend arrived at great lakes on the 23rd, he left the 22nd. Another mother on here have guys in the same div. So far we recieved everything last lol so maybe your son is in the same one. Yes college is keeping me busy. im sad theres only 1 week of classes left to distract me before christmas break. Then ill be home stalking the mailman lol
At 1:52pm on December 4, 2010, Kac46047 said…
Hang in there! you'll get that form letter, i got mine yesterday it was posted on the 30th. hopefully it comestoday, its a great mind easer!
At 11:16pm on November 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 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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