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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 6/23/2022 - 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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Was proud and encouraged it
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patience, patience, patience and then wait.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 3:45pm on January 31, 2012, Dustin's Mom said…

Hi ColtersMom - I'm DustinsMom and we want you in our Facebook group!  My e-mail is

Message me your facebook name and I will get you in.  Lovely ladies and a few very fine gentlemen...all positive, supportive and great to know!  Looking forward!

At 4:48am on January 27, 2012, hikermom said…

Yes, I am looking forward to meeting you on Sunday. Ask me any questions about PIR and GL - our PIR was January 2011. See you soon, Marie

At 1:55am on January 22, 2012, hikermom said…

How are things going? Have you gotton phone calls or letters? I can answer any questions you have about PIR. See you on the 29th in Petaluma!

At 8:13pm on January 8, 2012, hikermom said…

Hi, please bring your husband to the Meet and Greet in Petaluma...mine will be there and would like the company! Our son left the day before Thanksgiving so we missed ALL the holidays with him that year. It was tough. How are you doing??? Any questions I can help answer for you?

At 9:11pm on December 7, 2011, GirlsGoneNavy said…

Hi !

I know Colter left for bootcamp today :(  I'm here for you if you need support or your welcome to call me anytime :)



At 2:19pm on October 15, 2011, GirlsGoneNavy said…
Hi Colter's Mom, I'm Natasha's Mom....I was there to watch Colter swear in with Natash
At 12:46pm on October 14, 2011, BunkerQB said…

I see Natasha's mom has beaten me to leaving a message for you. Here is the link to our local group. Just click on the link, then click +JOIN to join when the page opens up.

BunkerQB, admin for the San Fran Bay Area group

At 2:24am on October 14, 2011, GirlsGoneNavy said…
Hi, I'm so glad you joined this site you will find out how much it will help you when the departure gets closer and Colters on his way to BootCamp. My Daughter swore in the same day as Colter, but she left for Bootcamp Oct 3rd...So its only been 9 days for me and due to all the great people here, I'm still not gone off the deep end. Also I have a few photos of Colter Swearing in on my IPhone if your interested. Keep in touch and welcome.
At 3:43pm on October 13, 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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