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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom Oct 18, 2010. 4 Replies

My son's PIR date is 11-24-10 where can I find a support group ? His A school is in Great Lakes also I was wondering if he will be allowed to use his cell phone when he is in school I don't know if…Continue

Missing my son !!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by BunkerQB Oct 19, 2010. 6 Replies

My son left for boot camp on 10-5-10 and we have only received a breif call that he arrived at 12:10 am Tuesday morning. We just received the offical letter from the navy with info. on boot camp and…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by marine_navy mom Sep 25, 2010. 2 Replies

My son is starting boot camp on 10-4 according to the recruiters it is 8 weeks long is that usually good to go by? I was trying to get my air line tickets ahead of time. They also told me that…Continue

Hotels in area

Started this discussion. Last reply by heidi_L Oct 2, 2010. 4 Replies

Can anyone recommend any reasonable hotels to stay at after my son graduates in December that are close .


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A little about me:
This is my youngest son leaving for boot camp on October 4 th. I am proud but also very upset and scared . As the time gets closer my feelings get even more intense.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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Google alerts

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 2:59pm 1 Comment

I am also looking to sign up for google alerts not sure how to do that .

Looking for a site

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 2:56pm 1 Comment

I am looking for a site for the USS Elrod FFG - 55.  I was not able to lacate one. Can somone let me know how to locate it? Thank you

Meet and Greet

Posted on October 19, 2010 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

How are we able to find out if there is a meet and greet scheduled ? My son is graduating on 11-24-10 . Does anyone know?

Question about ship

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 10:15pm 1 Comment

My son is graduating on 11-24 he is on ship 09 div 07 what do the different divisions stand for and is the ship just the location for now during boot camp. That may sound silly but this is all new to me I'm not to sure what is going on. I sure get great information from this site.


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At 10:47am on October 2, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
Are you going to MEPS for the swearing in?  I'll be thinking of you.  Hug that future sailor for us.
At 8:36pm on November 4, 2010, Tee-1sailor's mom said…
Hi Sandy, thanks for the friend request. Please let me know if I can help in any way!
At 8:29pm on October 22, 2010, JM-ISmomx2 said…
Usually information about calls goes to the PIR group. This is were most divisional news is posted. Good luck I hope your son calls. What will his job be? and where is he going to school after BC?
At 8:13pm on October 22, 2010, JM-ISmomx2 said…
Sandy, it depends on how much of the information he knows. They have to pas certain requirements before they rank up or phase up. and it also depends on their Rate or Job. My kids went in knowing that IS"S ranked up faster then others.
At 6:43pm on October 22, 2010, JM-ISmomx2 said…
Hi Sandy, the test I am talking about is the information they had to study before they left for BC. 11 rules of orders, ranks and such. If they pass the test in BC they get moved up to an E2. Our son went in as an E1 but had to pass this test while in BC so that when he completed his A & C schools he would rank up to an E3. His sister, started BC with and E3 that is why she has already ranked up to a IS PO3. His division also got phone calls today so I just finished speaking to him and he sounded good.
At 3:37pm on October 22, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
I just posted the pics to your discussion "First Letter" Let me know if you can see them or not. Thanks, :-)
At 9:36pm on October 21, 2010, JM-ISmomx2 said…
Hi Sshea, Yes both my husband, son's gf and I will be at the M&G. We will be arriving in town on Sunday and hopefully get the chance to see family in the area. I have done this before as I have a daughter who has been in just over a year and is an IS3. Both my daughter and son will be in the intel program. Found out in the letter today that he did well on his test and should now be an E2. Yeah, that means he will be an E3 by the time he finishes his A & C school training. What is your sons rate or job? I was thrilled to get such a newsy letter from our son, who wrote much more then we expected him too. Loved it!!!
At 10:21pm on October 20, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
Hi, I sent you the info for the ribbons in a private message. You can see the pics on your PIR groups main page PIR 11/24/10 ... The pics are on page 3 right now but may be page 4 or 5 depending on how long it is until you go to that groups posts. Let me know if you can't find them. Thanks
At 10:16am on August 31, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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