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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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At 5:37pm on October 29, 2013, MaggieH said…

my personal email is

At 7:41am on April 11, 2013, Colleen said…

Hi Suzy,

Glad you got the messages.  I believe the ombudsman's email address is in those messages.  Her name is Jennifer.  We are in Michigan, north of Grand Rapids.  I am getting tired of the rain and wind.  I like your pictures.

At 7:52pm on April 10, 2013, Colleen said…

Hi Suzy,

I'll go through my emails and send it to you.  I haven't gotten one for a few weeks.  I haven't heard from my son by phone yet.  He has emailed us.  But there is nothing like hearing his voice.  I had a dream about him the other night.  He came home to visit and I carried him around like he was a little boy again except he was full grown and I carried him with me every where I went and he was in uniform!  The next morning I was telling my daughter that I had had a dream about him and when I tried to tell her about it, I burst into tears.  I miss him.  We are going to SD when they return from deployment.  Are you going?

At 10:34pm on November 5, 2011, Kaye S. said…

Hi, "aatlmom," and welcome to Indiana Moms! I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for five years.

If you're near Indy (or willling to drive), there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (on the west side) which meets on third Mondays. Click Nov. 21 on the Events calendar (right-hand column) for those details. From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.

Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.

At 6:21pm on October 14, 2011, carols_kitchen said…
Hi.  I'm a Carmel High grad and went to Butler U before moving to Illinois. Still get back over there whenever I can.  Kay is over by Avon and is a great one to know.
At 8:29pm on October 11, 2011, Pat said…

Hope this helps...if you have other questions...I can try and help out.

At 8:26pm on October 11, 2011, Pat said…

If A is like my A, then you will have to read as much as you can and then start putting 2 and 2 together...Mine doesn't talk much about Navy to me.  Details later.  No groups within Indiana by county.  I'll look later to see if I can match your 'town' and let you know what I find.

My A is stationed in the S. Pacific.

Group for your son's ship:

You may be able to find his ship's ombudsman or his ship's FRG (Family Readiness Group), but he may need to put you on those lists.

At 8:10pm on October 11, 2011, Pat said…
At 5:43pm on October 11, 2011, Pat said…
I see that you found the Indiana group. Do you have specific questions? What is your sons rate (his job) in the Navy?
At 6:18am on October 11, 2011, Pat said…
Welcome aboard!  Come join us on the Indiana page on this website!
At 12:13am on October 11, 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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