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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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Amanda NavyMom/ArmyMom
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A little about me:
Mom of 3 beautiful children & Grandma of 3 amazingly beautiful babies, 3yr, 2yr & 13mos. I'm still not sure how to be a long-distance Grandma...

Im not a stranger to the Navy, my brother has been enlisted for 5 years. I'm a proud Navy Mom & Sister... and now my son-in-law has joined the Army, so I'm an Army Mom too!!
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At 9:00pm on September 12, 2012, Kathyc said…
I have had others compare it to college too....and you are absolutely right- it is the no communication that is hard. I thought it would not be a "big deal", but I was way SR is a twin and my other son went to college and I am doing fine with that....BUT I talk to him almost every day....I think I cried for 3 days straight! It has gotten better each day...and it will for you too....hang in there!
At 6:43am on September 7, 2012, Kathyc said…
I read your comment about crying and it struck a cord with me. It has been 3 was since my son left. The first week was the worst, cried a lot! It does get better, especially after the first letter. The support of the other Moms on this site was amazing! I just read all I could to get as informed as I could. It is the "no contact" that is so hard. My son's twin left for college a week ago and I did fine with that, but I can (and have) talked to him every day! Cry if you need to- it is cleansing and a Moms prerogative! LOL- but it does get easier, I will pray for you and your heart to be asked. We are all here for each other!
Blessings to you and have a good weekend.....
At 5:18pm on September 3, 2012, navywifechaney (Ship-02 DIV-950) said…

haha i actually found i think in the boot camp page so pretty easy cause you were one to comment.

At 3:10pm on July 16, 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.

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


At 11:33pm on July 14, 2012, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Come join us on the Indiana group page on this website.

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