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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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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My Father is Retired Navy and very proud now that my daughter has chosen this for her career.

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At 9:35am on April 28, 2012, Crazy Blonde (Ship 2, Div-925) said…

Vivian, If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.I'm here for you!

At 4:08pm on March 28, 2012, AsherzMomGlo (02/925) said…

I thought the same thing when I found out my daughter is singing!  We teased her constantly before she went in by singing, "In the Navy" by the Village People so when my husband heard she was in fact, singing, he got such a kick out of it! Now I have that stupid song stuck in my head all the time!

Please thank your daughter for me! What an excellent path she has chosen.  My ex-husband was a Corpsman and we were stationed in 29 Palms CA for a bit.

My daughter is in the Nuclear program. I am so excited and pretty freaked out by it, but also very proud!  

We are both so blessed to have raised strong girls!

I got a letter today from her.  She is saying that they will be calling soon! Have you heard that as well?

At 7:48pm on March 14, 2012, 1ProudMom said…

How are you today?

The weather here in STL, MO has been unseasonably warm.  Today it was 85!  Feels more like late Spring than late Winter!

At 10:38am on March 13, 2012, 1ProudMom said…

I'm sorry... :(  I'll pray that it comes today!  It's got to be soon as our girls went the same day and we just got ours yesterday.  Hang in there and I'll be anxious to hear from you! :)

At 11:40am on March 12, 2012, 1ProudMom said…

Vivian - Happy Monday!  I haven't received my box.  Have you? 

I just got my daugher's address with her ship and division info from her recruiter.  She's USS John F Kennedy Ship 09, Division 138.  Just wondering if you've found out your daugher's yet?

At 8:45pm on March 10, 2012, 1ProudMom said…

How are you doing?  I was hoping for the box today but it will get here when it's ready! ;)

Tiffany (from March 5/6th group) posted tonight that her son called (she missed the call) and said his PIR is 4/27.  Makes me wonder if we'll be that same day or the following week...guess time will tell.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

At 11:21pm on March 7, 2012, 1ProudMom said…

Thanks for the friend invite!  I sent you a private message but thought I'd also post on here.  I saw your post on juliebelle's wall and your daughter's call sounded exactly like mine. 

It's strange how comforting it is to chat with other moms who have kiddos there at the same time as my girl!

At 9:10pm on March 6, 2012, veteranmom said…

Best of Luck to your daughter!  I was a Corpsman 20 years ago, and my son just left for GL today! I am so proud!  Tell her it will be ok, but if I could offer a few tips from my memory bank:

1. don't procrastinate.  If you're given free time, use it to Iron, study, or shine shoes.  that's it....don't waste it talking to your shipmates.

2.  Go to ANY Sunday Service.  you can cry, worship, think, rest, stress or yelling there....

3.  STUDY hard and keep your mouth shut.   You don't want to stand out by yelling at others, but use your time studying the facts and showing military bearing and patience.  You will learn more by observing the mistakes and actions of others and minding your own business...

If you see someone struggling, help them if you can, but not at the expense of the unit or yourself......

Good luck and thank you thank you for your service

At 10:52pm on March 2, 2012, 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 still pretty new to N4Ms and your daughter is leaving for boot camp soon?  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 2:26pm on July 29, 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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