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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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At 10:05am on July 11, 2012, RomisproudmomPIR4/27ship07div129 said…

Hello Conny ,How are you doing? How is your Sailor son? Mine just graduated A school yesterday :)

At 5:13am on March 29, 2012, tigerlily said…

Hey Conny! A German bakery? That's amazing! I've been a little lazy this past week but hopefully that'll pass. I haven't heard anything from him either, but I know they usually get time to write on Sundays and it takes until about Thursday for me to receive any letters and then I usually get 2-3 so I'd hold out a little while yet. I'm so jealous you got to talk to him for 40 minutes :( He did say that they'd get another call in about 2 weeks or so, so that'll be nice. Do you have all your travel plans set up?

At 7:04pm on March 25, 2012, tigerlily said…

I think you were asking me if I'd received my call. Which I finally did! But it was only 2 minutes long :( How're you holding up over there?

At 2:00am on March 25, 2012, tigerlily said…

I just saw your comment from forever ago! haha

At 12:52am on March 13, 2012, tigerlily said…

My husband is also Ship 07 Div 127 :)

At 4:29pm on March 11, 2012, RomisproudmomPIR4/27ship07div129 said…

No Nothing yet just the form letter...and the personal letter or call yet :(

At 12:48pm on March 11, 2012, cshell0909 said…

Week 4 is also known a "hell week". This is where everything the recruits has learned to date is tested. Several things happen. They wake up the recruits at 3:30am to get them ready for the day's activities. They bring in RDC's from other divisions and they compare their division to your division. They see how well you learned. Most RDC don't like to admit that your division is better so they find the simplest of faults to penalize you. These penalty points are called "Hits" in the Navy. Don't confuse a "hit" as someone is beating you. It's just a figure of speech. NO ONE CAN PHYSICALLY HIT (strike) YOU. You might have a small string hanging out of your pocket...hit (-1 point) You might not have your "gig line" straight...hit (now -2 points).

This explanation was taken from Craig's forum: 

You should get a letter this week. I received my first real letter on day 17, plus there was a federal holiday in there to hold up mail. I didn't get any mail this week at all & of course as a mom I started to worry. But his call last night was completely reassuring that we all tend to worry for nothing. No news really is good news.

At 1:28pm on March 1, 2012, Pat said…

Welcome aboard!  Come join us on the Indiana page on this website.

At 11:46pm on February 29, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie (clickable link). You'll find everything you need to get started. Videos, PDF files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Keep in mind the videos and PDF files may take some time to download the first time you try it. It'll look like nothing is happening. Be patient. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click the MY PAGE tab on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.


At 8:53pm on February 29, 2012, abbyblue said…


Q&A. Boot Camp Videos, Recruit TC Link, Sample Form Letter, Navy Acronyms & more.


At 3:06pm on February 29, 2012, 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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