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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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A little about me:
I was a Navy spouse for ten years (he got out of the Navy, I didn't get rid of him. :) ) My son will be leaving for recruit training in August of 2011. He is CTI.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:35pm on October 14, 2011, SR mom said…
Hi, my name is April Aker and my son is also in 12/353. Just wondering if you have heard from your SR? I know that battle stations are coming up. Nice to see some one else from 353 on here. Less than a week until graduation now!!
At 4:09pm on October 9, 2011, goofyand glad said…

I only know what his job designation is and where schooling will be...can I post it here?


At 12:24pm on September 14, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Lisa, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side below the members pictures, click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us! Pat

(P.S. I think "NING" is having a problem because it looks like you joined Molly's on Sept. 5 and I JUST received the email. Sorry!)

At 10:36pm on September 8, 2011, greenoak said…
We are actually in Illinois, about three and half hours away from Great Lakes, although it could be a million miles away just now. We have a few friends in Virginia from our navy days although we were never stationed there, in fact one of my very good friends is coming for my daughters PIR from there.
At 8:57pm on September 8, 2011, greenoak said…

To be honest Lisa all I know is that he was a nuke,still is one  now although not int he Navy.


At 11:25am on September 7, 2011, greenoak said…
Hey Lisa, I also was a Navy spouse for eight years and my hubby was a nuke also, this was over twenty years ago mind you.
At 1:53pm on February 21, 2011, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

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



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