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


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I am a single mother of 3 children ages 23/20 and 18. My 18 year old daughter is enlisting out of high school and went into Aviation
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she will have a great opportunity to serve her country and will have the opportunity to have her college education paid for.

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At 8:49pm on September 5, 2013, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…

You should have them by Saturday or Monday at the latest. I can check your order if you send me your invoice number or real name :) Thanks so much, Lora

At 5:51pm on August 12, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since your SR has a contract for Aviation Boatswain's Mate - Handling (ABH), join AB - Moms, Sailors In Pensacola, FL For A School....Corry Station too!!, and Parents of A School Sailors in Pensacola. You may also want to check out Airman Family and Friends. The Rating Information Card for AB can be found at Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 5:46pm on August 12, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Hi, the Page, Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening. I invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) while you are there and to check out the other Pages (found under the pictures of the members) as well.

At 1:49pm on July 31, 2013, BunkerQB said…

Try calling the recruiter and tell him that you are missing the page w the password and guest list.  There is also a public affair phone number for the RTC. Check the RTC site.

At 2:28am on July 31, 2013, d2b2707 said…
Hi ottershort2! Thanks for the friend request! It's so great to meet moms with the same PIR date...did you ever find out what to do about not receiving the fourth page of form letter? I just realized I'm missing that to!
Please let me know what you've learned! Thanks!
At 8:38pm on July 30, 2013, Slynascar88 (ship 12 div 349) said…
Hi Jodi how are you doing? Have you heard from your Daughter yet?
At 10:01am on July 30, 2013, Katie's mom ship12 div349 said…

Hi Otter I just booked at the Navy lodge online 66 dollars a nite. we got a kitchen that was 71.

At 8:12pm on December 14, 2012, abbyblue said…


Q&A. Boot Camp Videos, Recruit TC Link, Sample Form Letter, Navy Acronyms & more. Everyone welcome.


At 3:36pm on December 12, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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