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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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A little about me:
I am a mother of five. I live in Victoria TX. My son joined the Navy and he just left. I am very proud of the choice he made and look forward to going for his graduation.
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Needed to learn more about it
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Im new to this so i am still learning. I hope to get support and answers
 because this is my first military experience.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:13am on December 29, 2011, deanna said…

Hey you are getting close to graduation.  Are you going?  If so when you return, fill me in on what I might need to do or take etc.?  I am mainly trying to decide whether or not to rent a car or just try to take Mass Transit.  Let me know how it goes and what to expect if anything is different or out of the ordinary. Thanks.

At 9:54pm on December 13, 2011, deanna said…

I'm glad to hear that.  I got my form letter today with the short note on the back.  I hope to hear from him again soon.  Hopefully he will buy a calling card too and get a chance to call sometime.

At 7:07pm on December 12, 2011, Kimberley said…

Thanks for the note you wrote to me. I got the official paperwork today with my sons address and can hardly wait to sit down to write. He had written a short note on the back of the page and I was super happy to hear from him.

At 1:28pm on December 12, 2011, crystal said…

Hello, I have heard not so many good things from this site, so I decided to check it out for myself.....Happy holidays and I cannot wait to see my kid in 20 days..

At 1:54am on December 11, 2011, deanna said…

No I haven't received the form letters.  It looks like some of the other moms have already received their box of clothes but I haven't received that yet either. I will be a week on Monday.  I heard it might be two weeks before I got anything.  The recruiter gave me the address so I can write and I guess I should send a phone card unless they can buy one.  His recruiter thought it was ok to take more than $50 so I hope it was cause he did.


At 1:07am on December 11, 2011, deanna said…

Have you received letters from your son?  I was wondering if they were allowed to write home or not?  I thought maybe on Sundays they might have time to do that.  I have watched some of the youtube video's on bootcamp and they have also been very helpful.  I know he is learning alot of useful skills and attitudes.

At 10:37pm on November 8, 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! :) 


At 12:19pm on November 8, 2011, Happy&Sadmom said…
Thank you!  EVERYTHING you wrote helps me!   Today is a HAPPY day - he's with me at work studying his training booklet.  He has one of the last four meeting nights with his recruiter tonight.  I feel like I am on a rollercoaster...  :-)

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