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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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Welcome, grandma 7-358

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A little about me:
My grandson Is going in undesignated.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
IT all about the navys needs
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 4:33pm on October 20, 2011, diannep said…
Accepted your friend request.
At 8:36am on October 18, 2011, diannep said…
The BattleStations schedule I sent out is what I THINK it will be.  Need confirmation from you all when you hear from your SRs.  What division is your SR in?  Did you check your personal email account (not NavyforMoms) and see if the email I sent might be in the spam/junk mail folder in there?  Sometimes it goes into that.  I will be off the site now until late this afternoon.  Let me know your division and I will send the info later today.
At 10:49pm on September 28, 2011, rlbly said…

Hi grandma,

     I got a letter today. 5 of them. He says he missed getting them out last week. He is doing great and is very happy. I am so relieved. I can get to PIR now knowing he is doing what he wants to do and is safe. He says he is friends with all his division so I bet our boys know each other. He is asking for more stamps and envelopes so that means I will hear more from him. I do hope he gets to call but, if he can't I can live with it now. Thanks for your support.

At 8:53pm on September 27, 2011, Baseball mom 07/358 said…

He's in ship 07 div358 his grad date as far as I know is still 10-28. It is really nice having someone to chat with. Question, these pictures? Is your boy still in bc? If so how did you get pictures?

At 6:19pm on September 27, 2011, Baseball mom 07/358 said…
I'm not real good at this computer stuff yet so sorry in advance. Thank you for friending me. I'm just kinda bumming cause Sunday was my sons birthday and I thought I may get a call cause in his letter we got from him he asked for a phone card. I'm hoping to get a letter tomorrow it will have been a week since the last letter. He wasn't loving bc in his last letter.
At 7:18pm on September 23, 2011, momoftwosons said…

Hi Grandma - we hven't seen you on N4M 10/28 PIR group lately.  Is everything okay?  how have you been?  I'm still waiting for a letter 9/23 tdy and nothing ;(    Have you heard from your SR?  Drop a line and let us know. enjoy your weekend.


At 10:05pm on September 9, 2011, rlbly said…

We got our letter today did you get yours?


At 1:43pm on July 27, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to cruise my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.


At 9:49am on July 19, 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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