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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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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Letter has arrived

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 7:35pm 2 Comments

When we got home tonight, Dalton's letter was waiting for me.  His PIR Date is Dec 02. He assured me he was OK and that he is looking forward to receiving our letters.  Of course, he had a few lines in there for Emilie (girlfriend) and I called her right away with the message :-)


Very glad to see his handwriting. So now we just need to start making reservations.  Each day that passes is a day sooner that we will see him!

Weekend getaway.

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 2:30am 0 Comments

We are in Muskegon, Michigan camping on Lake Michigan. Just knowing that my son and all the other recruits are across Lake Michigan makes me feel a little bit closer. Even though Lake Michigan still separates us....just knowing is a bit of relief. It is a tad chilly. I check the weather everyday in Great Lakes just to know what weather they will have to endure. This weekend is going to be windy and rainy.

The Box has arrived

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 7:49am 3 Comments

I received "the box" yesterday.  It is amazing how great it is to receive a box with dirty clothes and smelly shoes in it.  For once I was happy to smell those aroma's. I hurriedly searched the pockets of everything, but nothing. Dalton's girlfriend was able to get his address from the recruiter. We both have already dropped letters in the mail.  Now just waiting on the form letter. I finally have slept six hours in the same night without waking up and crying.  Being a single parent all those… Continue

i Miss my son...

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 6:47pm 7 Comments

My son, Dalton, left for basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois on Wednesday, Oct 5.  I walk by his bedroom and all I do is cry.  I miss him terribly.  As a mom, we raise our children, protect them, be there for them, and right now I feel pretty useless. I received the five second phone call, "mom, it's me, I am here, I am safe, I love you, I have to go" and then nothing.  I realize after basic this will be better, but right now this is really hard.  I can only imagine the things he is going… Continue

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At 1:41pm on October 27, 2011, MarianneKT's Mom said…
Sorry, not going to GL for Thanksgiving.  My daughter Katie PIRd in 2008.  She was at BC over Thanksgiving and was 'adopted'.   One of her friend's aunts lived just on the edge of the allowable miles from base and had her for dinner and the afternoon.  It was great!
At 4:50pm on October 5, 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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