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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 8/25/2022 - 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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A little about me:
Mother of a Navy sailor. My son just graduated from boot camp on October 7, 2011. He is now in A School for Air Traffic Controller in Pensacola, Florida.
Update: My son just graduated from AC (Air Traffic Control) school on February 28, 2012. Now he is off to NAS JRB Ft. Worth, TX.

I am a mother of 5 kids, Mike age 25, Alex age 24, Kristine age 24, Samantha age 23, and Nick (my sailor) is just turning 22. I am a registered nurse and work for a medical computer company. I'm a very proud mom and here to support my son.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
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they are taking good care of my son!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:37am on March 1, 2012, towermom said…

Hello wmiranda - my son graduated on 1/30 and he is now stationed in Lemoore, CA.  Right now he does not have a roommate and loves his training as a Air Traffic Controller.  He has civilians working on the base with him too and since he doesnt have a car, one of the civilians has been taking him off base on the weekends to do some site seeing.  He has joined a softball and basketball team on base too - so he is keeping busy - he is planning on coming home for a long weekend (we have a wedding) in July and then hopefully he can come home for Christmas, if not we are going to go out there.  How is your son doing?

At 10:35am on November 22, 2011, towermom said…

Hey there - I think they must be - my son is also in Phase 2 (classes are at night right now- doing the simulation runs!! )  This is our 1st thanksgiving away from each other and it is killing me - I know he is doing great and loves what he is doing, but I miss him - we only got to see him for 13 hours after graduation - and even though i talk to him everyday and can skype him it is not the same.  He has duty in the morning on Thanksgiving and then he said a bunch of them or hanging around and having dinner on base later but its not the same, I know I have to get use to it but it is hard!!  Thanks for listening - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

At 11:23am on October 13, 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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