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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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Patience, patience, and a little more patience. Boot camp was extremely difficult for me, just being completely cut off from Josh. He was only able to make 2 phone calls in those longgg 8 weeks!

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Jealous of son's girlfriend :)

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 2:41pm 0 Comments

Josh graduated on August 24th and is currently in A school @ Great Lakes. Thankfully, that isn't too far from us (about 5 hours) but with work, bills, etc., we haven't been able to go back to see him since graduation. While it has been SO NICE being able to talk to him on the phone, I would absolutely LOVE to see him.

His girlfriend (the little bugger) is on her way there now and gets to see him tonight. :)   I am thrilled for them and not really jealous of her (hehe); just wish that…


Love being able to talk/text my son again!

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 12:22pm 3 Comments

Well, Josh graduated on August 24th and is now enrolled in A school. He said that he and several others (probably more than just several) were all "on-hold" until some space empties up in class and, in the meantime, they all have cleaning duty. :)  

Life is somewhat back to normal... different because I don't get to see him but it has been soooo great being able to talk and text with him again!! He called me last night to ask what kind of television he should buy for his room. He is…


Hard to believe that I get to see him next week!!!

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 2:35pm 2 Comments

10 1/2 days to go until graduation and I cannot begin to explain how excited I am to see my son! We will be driving up there on Thursday (Aug. 23rd) and staying through the weekend.

I had a really bad night last Thursday and just sobbed for awhile. I had been worried about Josh all day because it was tear gas chamber day! He used to get really bad migraines and I was so concerned that it would make him sick. Then, I heard a song that just made me absolutely crumble... "Letters from…


A letter from our pets

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 9:02pm 1 Comment

Today, I decided to write a letter "from" our pets to my son, Josh. He has been really depressed lately and I felt the need to try to cheer him up!!

In the letters, I included pictures and referred to them as if they were the ones writing the letter. IE: our little mini weiner dog (who Josh trained to sneeze when she wants cheese) as well as our Australian Shepherd who seems to think it is okay for him to get in the trash because it smells like chicken and pizza. Words from our cat…


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At 11:29am on July 14, 2012, Kaye S. said…

Hi, "Josh's Mom," and welcome to Indiana Moms! Sorry to take this long extending our greetings, but I've been busy travelling!  I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, berthed in Bangor, WA. He's been in for six years.

Please be aware that there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (just outside the Indy's west loop) which meets on third Mondays, and to which you're always welcome! You'll find the details for any month's dinner on the Events calendar (right-hand column) by clicking on any 3rd Monday. From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.  For instance, just today there's a picnic up near South Bend!

Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.

At 5:55am on June 16, 2012, Pat said…

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

At 12:26am on June 14, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!

At 11:23am on June 13, 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! :)



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