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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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  • Waynesville, NC
  • United States

Lmcbwnc's Friends

  • Blakesmom
  • Karen
  • Ship 13 div249
  • marblette( Ship 13 Div 250)
  • Superjames
  • Navymomx2

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A little about me:
Stained glass artist installing architectural art glass in commercial and residential sites.
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...
How hard my nephew work on board the Lincoln during Iraqi freedom deployment
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:22pm on June 8, 2013, lemonelephant said…
At 7:14pm on June 8, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:11pm on May 31, 2013, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…

It is so great to meet someone local. I go to Asheville usually at least once a week so maybe we can meet sometime for lunch or something. I could deliver your order in person :) I love stained glass and I have also done some of it as well. I took the class a couple years ago I just don't have a place to do it. So I usually have to do it outside  or go to the workshop where I took the class to do it. i have designed a few pieces myself and i think Navy themed stuff would sell well. I know of one other person doing some anchors and other stuff but her prices seemed a little high to me for the size. But I know how much time and money goes into it so maybe it was where it should be lol. I will check out your site. I look forward to hearing from you. Send me a friend request and we can share our numbers :) Talk soon, Lora

At 5:04pm on May 18, 2013, marblette( Ship 13 Div 250) said…

Hi Imcbwnc - nope not sure who is on #249 yet.  Just really getting started with knowing where my SR is lol.  I am hoping to hear from my SR today sometime maybe.  I know he has made a call this morning to his girlfriend but I talked to him Thursday for about 20 min so I may not get one today lol.  

At 4:43pm on May 18, 2013, marblette( Ship 13 Div 250) said…

Alright!!  So glad to hear that.  When are ya'll heading there? We are leaving from here on that Monday morning early and driving.  Will stay until Friday hoping to spend some time with him before he goes to A school.  Hope to meet you and good luck to you and your son!!! I am with you there on seeing our sailors!!

At 9:09pm on May 16, 2013, Ship 13 div249 said…

Hi ya.  by now u have his box and address.  My hand is wearing out writing letters.  I write one a day.  Booked the navy lodge for 3 days.  Now looking at ways to get there.  I may take MegaBus, since it has a very low fare for the holiday of July 4th.  Airlines are steadily going up in price each day, and so has Amtrak and greyhound.  I am going to take Megabus instead of drive since I am older.  54.  Have diabetes and neuropathy.  Trying to find a good city bus that goes from Union Station to Great Lakes on the 2nd.  The fare from Ohio to Ill..for one adult round trip is 70.  Good deal.  Ok, welcome aboard and nice that u are a friend!~ Becky

At 4:02pm on February 17, 2013, lemonelephant said…

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in one of the groups or in a comment on my page.  As it gets closer to time for your future Sailor to ship, be sure to check out the
Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 5:18pm on May 10, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

If you know of anyone in Boot Camp, or Leaving Soon for Boot Camp, go to and Get FREE phone cards for them to use. Loved ones or the Recruits should NOT have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp…and now they Don't!!

At 2:03pm on May 8, 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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