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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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 1:05pm on June 26, 2010, Jennifer said…
Awe sorry,,,that would have sucked=/ But thanks..Its nice talking to you too
At 5:14am on June 26, 2010, Jennifer said…
Sorry.. i must have accepted it because you are on my friends list
At 1:42am on June 13, 2010, Jennifer said…
Mt bf grads July 1st.. I'm going=] I'll be moving up there not too long after that... His school is in GL.. Do you like it there?
At 5:52pm on June 10, 2010, Rebecca4 said…
I love your picture! Have fun at PIR! Give Thomas a kiss from the Richardsons.
At 8:19am on May 29, 2010, sharaj ship 7 div 207 aarons mom said…
Trying to download gate pass miss placed my password can you give me advice on how to get one thanks sharon
At 12:46am on May 22, 2010, Eryn(Ship 11 DIV 214) said…
Well my boyfriend is leaving the 16th for A School. But he'll only have liberty the 11-13. I'm just assuming that is how it goes for most unless they are grad & go. I hope I've been some help. Only 20 more days! :)
At 1:25pm on May 21, 2010, Eryn(Ship 11 DIV 214) said…
Hm, is he giving you any information in his letters? I would go ahead and return the 13th. If for some reason he does not have the whole weekend of liberty, you could always just explore Chicago!
At 10:54am on May 20, 2010, Eryn(Ship 11 DIV 214) said…
Well, in the letters I got yesterday, he said they got the definite that graduation is on the 11th. He said that he is not leaving for A School until the next Wednesday, so he has liberty on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We're leaving on the 10th and coming back late on the 13th. But we're driving there.
At 11:34pm on May 19, 2010, Eryn(Ship 11 DIV 214) said…
Hey! Our boyfriends probably have met! How are you doing?
At 10:21pm on April 21, 2010, BunkerQB said…
Greetings from another Californian. The five groups below are all within the San Franisco Recruiting District. Visit each group’s page. Read through the comments. Select the CA group nearest where you live and/or one where you think you’ll be comfortable. You can join as many group as you like. You’ll find me in the SF Bay Area Navy Families group almost everyday. My son is a nuke on a sub. Look forward to hearing about your sailor.
SF Bay Area Navy Families
Northern California Navy Moms,
Moms of the 209,
Central Valley CA Navy Moms
Lemoore NAS Caliornia Moms
At 10:04pm on April 21, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet . is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
Welcome to New Members
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient. Check your page & status box often.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)
At 9:45pm on April 21, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

Elizabeth and Colleen

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