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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:
My son is leaving for Basic in July, 2011. He will then be heading to Florida for the Airman Professional Apprenticeship Program . He is 3 days away from his High School graduation, turning 18 in June and in July embarking on what we truly believe is a great path and career he has chosen to start. This is a very bittersweet, exciting and proud time in our lives.
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... positive and proud his mentors and recruiters have been and how much they encourage my son to take advantage of everything that will be put before him and not to waste time. This is an amazing opportunity and should not be taken lightly.

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At 10:34am on July 23, 2013, KayC Tim's mom said…

Hi Zaxmom, I wanted say hello. My son left for Japan last year and is stationed on the U.S.S. George Washington. He has been in the navy for a year now. I joined this site because I lived in Oakley on Concannon Dr. for about 10 years. I moved to Ohio four years ago but still have strong connections in Oakley. I hope all is well with you and yours and God Bless.

At 9:47am on September 4, 2011, snuffsmom said…

Hi Zaxmom, could you maybe give JenMom my information, I  can't seem to find her.


At 9:27am on September 4, 2011, snuffsmom said…
Hi, yes it is getting close and I am so excited I can hardly stand it. No Texas its not mine, my son played football. I would like to know who that is also. I hope they are all making friends and getting to know one another. I look forward to meeting all of you. I would like to get more information on the ribbons. Do you happen to have a picture of one?
At 1:05pm on September 3, 2011, illysha10(dylan'swife) said…
Hi! Could you tell me when battle stations are??? I would LOVE to know! :)
At 12:44pm on September 3, 2011, snuffsmom said…
Hi thanks for replying. I would really like to talk to your friend that has son in 298. He goes to San Diego for A school but I am not sure when he is leaving. I am hoping and praying it is not until Monday and I get the entire week-end with him. I am not sure if he goes by nick name Texas there, it is possible. His nick name is snuff but they could have nick named him Texas. He has never told me that but his letters are so short due to not having much time to write. Where is your sailor going?
At 9:40am on June 1, 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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