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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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

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Husband and I have a son who just joined the Navy/sponsored by Bulls Company on 3/15/11. Son currently @ Great Lakes. Have another son, Mitchell. Been married almost 27 yrs.
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My son has only been in a few weeks. He's kept us pretty much in the dark about some of his information as he is 24 yrs of age. We are still learning things, mostly from facebook and others. I've had no contact with his recruiter or anything so really feel in the dark.

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At 10:50pm on June 2, 2011, workhardplayhard! said…
thank you and sorry i haven't responded sooner; i really don't get how to maneuver through all of this. So when did your son have PIR; my son's was 5/6; is your son to a logistic specialist? My son knows when he's done with school that he will be going to Jacksonville FL. Where will your son go? I'd love to try to talk to you. You are lucky to go and visit your son; bet that was great.
At 10:09pm on May 12, 2011, kimcon55 said…
Hello!  Sorry I didn't respond sooner but haven't been online for a few days.  My son likes Meridian - he is so happy to be away from boot camp!!!  After 2 weeks he got liberty for the weekend and several of the sailors split the cab fare and went into town - I know they have a mall and Buffalo Wild Wings as that is all my son told me about.  Last weekend his dad went down there to see him and I am going next weekend (Friday the 20th) - can't wait!!! It is about an 8 hour drive for us.   We stay in contact nearly every day, even if we just text each other.  If there is one drawback, it is the heat and humidity down there, - but other than that my son likes it!  I just read your son is 24 - that is how old my son is too!  Hope your son likes it there and I hope to talk to you again soon!
At 3:39pm on April 4, 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! :) 

-Colleen

 
 
 

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