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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.

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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 an Italian mom and housewife who has 3 kiddos and loves to read and write and travel with my hubby of 20 plus+yrs and kiddos.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Our family is Navy legacy through the “Seebees”and our traditions are absolutely beloved by family and friends we couldn’t be more excited and proud!
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 4:29pm on August 22, 2023, Evie0333 said…

Hello ladies, I can’t thank you enough for all the support and love my son is gonna be signing a contract this week formally and I suppose giving a Boot Camp date they’re up I can’t wait to get involved in anything that is navy related she has decided to do the canine unit.(MA) I’ll certainly send more details to follow. I appreciate all of your help. This is a new process and you’re right to hurry up and we can be mine numbing, but my son is my dearest and best friend and I can’t wait for his adventures so he can let his old mom live vicariously. I hope that we can meet I saw there is a pole for the Long Island Navy moms on Facebook I believe it’s going to happen October 1st and I would love 💕 to meet all you ladies there if you’re able to go let me know. Blessings, Evie.😀🇺🇸💪🏻🙏

At 11:29am on August 22, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Evie0333 - Thanks for changing your profile name!! I also see you have joined the BC Moms group. My apologies, I have had several things going on with my family both locally and then with my sailor's family, so I am behind on welcoming new members to the BC Mom and Loved Ones group. And since I had not checked on that notification, it had not dawned on me until this morning when trying to catch up that I need to follow through with your other request. 

Please be sure to come to the BC Mom and Loved Ones group and say a hello. The best place to do that, to post questions or comments in down in our [COMMENT WALL] area, which is below the discussions. More of our members will see those posts and be able to reply when some of us other "veteran" moms are not able to answer. 

We are glad you are here!

At 11:46pm on August 17, 2023, Chipmunk said…

Evie, I have received your request to join the Christian Navy Moms group. I see that you have joined many groups which are not very active, but you have not joined the main group which is active and that is the one you should be involved with, even if your loved one has not left for BC yet is the Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms ( group. 

I am willing to accept your request to join the Christian Navy Mom group, but I request that you first change your user name, so that you are following the protocols for this site as posted to the left of this page and I am pasting the information below.  Thank you. 

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!  

FYI - Changing your profile name will not affect your groups or your friends. 

At 2:21pm on July 20, 2023, Eds Mom Danielle said…

Hi Evie,  We are new to this whole Navy business!  We are an NYPD/FDNY family so it is not COMPLETELY foreign but the jargon - whoa- thats all new.  When does your son or daughter leave?  My son leaves August 22.

We are in Valley Stream.


At 1:57pm on July 19, 2023, Eds Mom Danielle said…

Hi Evie,  Nice to see a local Long Islander on here!  

At 5:59pm on July 18, 2023, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok!  The First part is some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL! Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)
(PS... Will your SR be a SeaBee?  If so I am happy to suggest some great groups to join after he completes BC.)

At 3:32pm on July 18, 2023, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to Navy for Moms!

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you.  We look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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