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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 7:27am on August 23, 2011, diannep said…
Accepted your friend request!
At 9:07pm on August 22, 2011, Jenelle said…
B.S. is suppose to be Thurs. 8 p.m. unti Friday 8 a.m. So, keep you phone handy Friday!
At 7:18pm on August 21, 2011, diannep said…
BreeBree:  Is your son Div 284?  Got your message about BStations but wasn't sure which division that was. 
At 7:17pm on August 7, 2011, VINNIEJOESMOM SHIP07 DIV 289 said…

hi, it so nice to chat with another mom who understand what we are going through, my son joe is pir 9/1/11. and i hope to meet all the other families at the meet and greet. together we will stay strong and proud

vinnie joes mom


At 8:20am on July 29, 2011, Erinaday (Ship 13 DIV 265) said…
Great photos!  I'm so glad you got your phone call. 
At 7:57pm on July 28, 2011, Boys R Us(ship07/div303) said…
Oh brejones!!! I absolutely LOVE your photos!!! Your boy is very handsome!!! I wish our sons knew each other! I'm thinking of you girl!!!
At 10:02am on July 19, 2011, magnoliagirl1963 said…
ok..i've got to get off this website and get to work!  I could probably stay on it all day.  I found these cute litte "survey" letters that you can print out and mail to your recruit with questions for them to answer.  It looked cute, easy and funny..I printed one out, but I can't find the link again to tell you where they are!  They're supposed to help them with letter writing (which I'm sure my son will need!)  So if you can find them they're pretty interesting.  I also booked our families flights out through southwest this a.m.  They allow you to make any changes you may need with no penalties or restrictions which is awesome and they were very cheap!
At 7:26am on July 19, 2011, magnoliagirl1963 said…
Do you know if there's a more specific site for our group the Ship 11 Div 284?
At 7:25am on July 19, 2011, magnoliagirl1963 said…

I've been reading your comments for several days now.  I am happy you got your letter.  I just got mine yesterday too!  It made me so happy.  I'd been worried sick until I did.  My son is in Ship 11 Division 284.  I'm having trouble finding my way around things here, but have been reading sporadically around until I finally got a ship and division and PIR date yesterday. (Funny...I didn't even know what PIR meant a week ago! lol).  So September 1st right?  Well, anyway, I hope to find you again on this website!


At 9:10pm on July 18, 2011, lemonelephant said…
Does your Username contain your last name?  If so, you may want to change it AND your web address (URL) above so they do not include your last name to keep everyone
safer.  See to tell you how to do BOTH.  Blessings to you and yours.
At 1:47pm on July 8, 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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