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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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I am a proud mom of 2 children. I like spending my time with my family. We like to fish, camp, hunt etc. We are very southern people. Simple life, easy going. Weekend cookouts watching football and/or racing are great family times.
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At 6:50pm on February 28, 2013, usnavybrat/ Brenda said…

Hi Hopeesmom- This is the VFA-83 Ombudsman  this is Darlene Steier  VFA-83 Ombudsman telephone # 757-648-8309 and 757-448-8026.  Darlene is really nice and I only call her if it is a big emergency. (like last deployment when my son took both sets of keys to his truck on the ship and I could not get back on the base without him, she picked me up and got me on base and her husband found my son and he brought the keys to me, got an extra good bye kiss too!) 

this is another group you want to join FRG ( Family Readiness Group), another great support group and they will send you emails of what they are doing for our sailors and monthly events in VA (I don't attend them but get the info-it is a 5 hour drive for me to VA)the email is <>  .  Just let them know that your daughter was 1 deployment and you would love whatever info you can get.  Be patient, if your daughter didn't already have an email set up, it can take a little while.  That ship can carry up to 5000 men and women and the sailors setting up email are pretty busy when they first leave port.  My son has never called from the ship, it can be very depressing because most of the time you lose connection and it becomes frustrating. He usually buys a throw-away phone and what ever port  they come into he buys a sims card.  I would venture to guess they might have a port soon, the first deployment it was about 10 days out and we received a call.  So I am sure your daughter will figure out how to find a phone and give mom a big SHOUT OUT!  I hope this helps alittle.  This weekend I am going to VA with my hubby to pick up his truck and bring some things home from apartment that he doesn't want left there (don't know how long they will be out).  His roommate is also in the squadron and he didn't leave on deployment yet because he broke his foot a month ago and should be flying out to the ship in about 2 weeks.  We will get him out to dinner and have a nice time in VA.  I don't know all the answers to the questions  but i will help you out if i can.  Have a great night!   Navybrat-Brenda


At 11:56am on January 25, 2012, 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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