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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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Just Received a Phone Call/Ship04Div815

How happy I am to hear my son's voice!!!  Finally I hear his voice and totally assured me that he's fine!!!  Getting used to the hectic schedule.  He told me that he is learning a lot and that he likes it!!!  I am so proud of him; that my heart wants to explode!!!  Moments like this make me feel that I did a good job raising him.  He received all our letters and want us to write as much as we can!!!  

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Comment by susang (Ship 04 Div 815) on June 7, 2012 at 12:07am

I am so glad you have heard from your son!! I know exactly what you mean. You hear their voice and that they are ok makes you feel so much better. My son said the letters everyone sent really helped and to keep them coming. We will get to see our boys soon!!!

Comment by Jaimers on June 7, 2012 at 6:14pm

 Hello Lorna

As proud parents of our sailors, we want to let the world know of their accomplishments as well as our immense pride in them. Sometimes we get so excited about our sons or daughters Navy life we can't wait to share the news. This is when we need to be reminded of OPSEC.

We cannot encourage you enough to make sure that you use the utmost caution, not only when making comments on Navy4moms, but also on any other social networks that you have joined.Please be diligent in your efforts to keep information about our sons/husbands,NAMES, any dates, locations and their activities closed from the general public. Please Delete the name posted above. Thank you

Comment by Jaimers on June 8, 2012 at 2:43am



                Lorna worries .. Just safety for your Future Sailor and your Fam... Believe me we all have been there.. I have to continually remind myself about OPSEC .. Glad to hear your son is doing great in BC .. :)

sjtina posted the OPSEC site at the other group .. Thank your son for his service for me !!

hang in there... PIR will come fast ... :) 

Comment by M Dunne Navy on June 15, 2012 at 4:39pm
Hi lorna, We also heard from our son last week and were so excited to hear his voice finally. It ment so much to his younger sister that really misses him. Our son said the same things as yours so they are staying busy. I feel your pride in your son and congrats on the good job done by his parents. Hopefully another call will come soon and PIR comes fast. My son is also sh 04 div 815.


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