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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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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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I am a stay at home mom, I do have an older daughter that is in college and another daughter in jr. high. My son is the middle child in the navy.
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Was concerned or afraid
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:03am on February 11, 2011, Dani_Girl (ET wife) said…
Hey Minkur. Apparently someone wrote something nasty about another division on a piece of toilet paper and they got the blame. I can't believe guys are pulling this kind of crap so close to the end (or at all for that matter.) Regardless, praying that all of our guys are Sailors by tomorrow. :)
At 7:12am on February 4, 2011, RysMom23 said…
glad you got letters...and are just as exited to go to PIR.  I cannot wait to meet each of you,if we can.  It will be crazy
At 10:43pm on January 17, 2011, SuZan said…
On one of the surveys that I got back Gary did write "I have no idea" on the day.  I know they keep them so busy.  I'm glad Ya'll are going to PIR and can't wait to meet you!
At 2:12pm on January 17, 2011, diannep said…
Sounds like a great plan!  If your sailor can't see you on Monday, you can take a drive through Wisconsin which is very close--drive over to Lake Michigan!  We loved doing that...saw the waves and then the part that was totally frozen...with fishermen ice fishing through a little hole from the pier...and yet mallard ducks were swimming near shore in a small portion that was thawed!  Kind of amazing...
At 8:57am on January 17, 2011, diannep said…
Good morning!  I posted on the main board to you in answer to your question about time with your GL A School sailor. The person who posted above your post is incorrect.  Not all sailors going to GL A School move over right after PIR (GradNGo).  Some are held on RTC for a few days and move over mid-week the next week.  Your recruit should find out in another week or so if he is GradNGo or not.  Only he will know.  If you can't hold off on flight arrangements right now, then I would suggest you stay at least until Sunday night as you should have the weekend with him for sure.  If he is GradNGo and moves over on Friday, you may even get overnights with him.
At 1:44pm on January 16, 2011, SuZan said…
So glad you finally got your phone call!  It seems to mean all the difference in the world.  We are now in the final stages and I think the worst is over for our SR.  Are you going to PIR?
At 6:39pm on January 6, 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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