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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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Navy Speak

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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A little about me:
I am the mother of 4, my only daughter just joined the Navy. I could not be more proud, she is a fine young lady. My oldest son is working and taking some online classes at the local college the other 2 are Sr and Jr in HS.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I learned to be pacient, they don't always tell you what to expect or when, I never knew when my daughter had to go to the office or when she was leaving. The most helpful information I received right after she was sworn in, we were given a briefing by a fine officer. He explained that boot camp would not consist of running in the snow, as I had imagined:) They have indoor running tracks, gyms etc. I also learn the meaning of "brain washing" How they change the recruits way of thinking from individual to team member.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:11pm on January 10, 2011, AndreaS61 said…
It sounds like your daughter is doing well in bootcamp. It's such a relief to know that they are making friends and are happy with their decision to join. Try to get to the Meet & Greet. We got caught in Chicago traffic (right before Thanksgiving) and missed it and I was so disappointed. Enjoy PIR and take lots of pictures. That long awaited hug is just a few weeks away now.
At 1:21pm on December 20, 2010, AndreaS61 said…

It's amazing when you see your little girl all grown up and confident in her dress blues. Bittersweet! My daughter said the Navy is the best decision she's ever made.

At 9:22pm on December 17, 2010, Anna said…


Saw your recent post in the I know nothing discussion.  I am so glad your daughter is doing well in bc.  I hope the time is going quickly for you as well.  Looks like another month and a week or so until she graduates!!!  Where will she go for A school?

At 4:38pm on November 29, 2010, AndreaS61 said…
We took some at PIR - lots at restaurants and in Chicago. I'll post some this week. PIR is amazing and when you finally see your daughter in her uniform after all those weeks, it's all worthwhile. Definitely something to look forward to.
At 1:47pm on November 29, 2010, AndreaS61 said…
My daughter just graduated from bootcamp on 11/24 so I'm not too far ahead of you. I remember how hard those first few weeks of bootcamp were with no communication. Once you get her graduation date, join her PIR group and bond with the other moms. It's a great source of strength and communication. Hang in there!!
At 5:12pm on November 5, 2010, Anna said…
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor. I see you are brand new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now? Please feel free to jump in and join our chats. You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life. We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!
At 1:25pm on November 3, 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 and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

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