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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 8:09pm on April 1, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi! The new adoption was announced today in the Discussion Forum on Molly's Adopt A Sailor. We hope you will help us send some love from home to these sailors. Pat

At 12:39pm on September 11, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

You are now a member of "MAS We Ship Love". We do it this way to provide a little security for the "Contact Person" for our monthly adoptions of "Molly's Adopt A Sailor." If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

You can find the information on our Sept. adoption on the "Molly's" group page in the Discussion Forum"


At 6:30pm on September 1, 2013, Debilee03 said…
I sent a request to join the FB page. Just so you know my FB is DeSL Gvag. It's what I use but the name of it is for my youth group so it's weird. Thought I'd give you a heads up when you see the strange name. Have a blessed day!
At 2:26pm on September 1, 2013, Spidersmom said…
Have you received a call yet? I am still waiting. Letters sent , will send more. How many Navy moms so far with an SR in Div 399?
At 12:30am on September 1, 2013, Debilee03 said…

This football season is very different from the last for me as well.  My son, the football player, just started his first year of college in MN - playing football, we are in Cali.  So after 4 years of never missing a game, both away and home, I can only watch him streamed online.  I am so thankful for that.  My daughter is headed to A school in Pensacola following boot camp.  She's finished 2 years of college and is excited about the path this has put her on. 

At 5:37pm on August 31, 2013, Spidersmom said…
So glad to hear our daughters are in the same ship/division. Very nice to meet you, have you received a call from your SR yet. I still waiting.. Driving me crazy. She just turned 18 last month.
At 7:39pm on August 30, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since your SR has a contract for Hospital Corpsman (HM), sometime between now and the end of BC, join HM (Hospital Corpsman) A School in San Antonio and check out Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for HM can be found at; it indicates 19 weeks, but "A" School is 14 weeks after classing up. Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 2:10pm on August 12, 2013, lemonelephant said…

What is your future Sailor's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.

Since your Sailor has a contract for Hospital Corpsman (HM), sometime between now and the end of BC, join HM (Hospital Corpsman) A School in San Antonio and check out Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for HM can be found at; it indicates 19 weeks, but "A" School is 14 weeks after classing up.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:18am on May 20, 2013, mpl said…

my son is graduation july 3rd and I booked the Ramada inn for 6 nights he is going to a school in great lakes

At 1:31am on May 10, 2013, Ship 13 div249 said…

My name is Becky, and my sons name is Derrick.  We are from Akron, OH.  He did choose his job.  Logistics Specialist.  He wanted nuclear, but got this.  Maybe he can change his MOS once he has acquired some time.  What is your sons job? What is his name?  I plan to send chocolate chip cookies once he hits A school.  Cant wait for him to have his cell phone and laptop.  Today was a little easier, hope it was for you too. We kinda ran out of tears.  Have to smile and find reasons for this to be a good thing.  I need to call the recruiter to ask about time after boot camp.  First he was told a week, then it went to 3 days.  I need to know so we know what to pay for graduation, costs for travel as well as cost to A school.  ttyl becky

At 4:15pm on April 23, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 2:39pm on April 22, 2013, Anna said…


Thank you for the friend request!!  I am glad your friends were not in the explosions but I know you are so affected by the events happening so close to family, friends, and neighbors!!!  I'm happy that there was a peaceful outcome to finding those responsible and now I hope we all can get some answers to the why??!!  I will continue to keep the people injured and/or suffering loss of loved ones in my prayers.  Please let me know if there is any way I can help you.  Now on to lighter news - - your soon to be new sailors!!!  How is your son doing with his leave date coming soon?  Are your kids the same age since they both enlisted the same year?  I have twin daughters so I always have radar running where twins are concerned!!!  Especially when both of them are in the military.  One of my daughters is out now but the other one is really just beginning.  And I have a son serving also!!!  Only one, my oldest son, had no interest in going into the military - - and that's ok with me!!!!

At 4:18pm on April 19, 2013, Anna said…


Saw your post on the Mom's of Navy Daughters page.  Please know that your family and all the people of Boston are in my thoughts and prayers.  I do hope you are all safe from this tragedy.  Blessings to your future sailors!!!!

At 1:16am on January 9, 2013, Page ship 09 div 287 9-7-12 said…

Sorry it took so long to respond. As far as pointers for getting rad tech.....tell her to study and when she has studied all she can in the first portion of A school (EMT) harder! I believe there was only 10 slots open for C schools and thankfully my son was able to make the grade for C school. I personally have no clue about it nor does my son. However, I do know that they said it will be a great class to get him where he wants to be later which is physicians assistant. How did your daughter here about rad tech? Im having difficulty finding anything about it.

At 4:06pm on December 5, 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 new to N4Ms.  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 5:51pm on November 9, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)


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