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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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Son graduating July 29... anyone else?

Started this discussion. Last reply by dodilynn Jul 31, 2011. 7 Replies

Hi...GOD willing... my son is graduating from boot camp at Great Lakes, IL on July 29... Ship 03 Div 236.  Was wondering if anyone else has someone graduating then???  Would love to hear from…Continue


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Proud mother of a son who left for boot camp June 1, 2011. Can't wait to hear from him.

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Hearing from my son...

Posted on July 9, 2011 at 12:21am 0 Comments

Time play tricks on us.  In some respects the time is flying by... and in others ways it is dragging.  Checking the mailbox each evening has become a special ritual.  I take a deep breath... say a short prayer... take the mail out of the box... then unhook it from the side of the house so I can peer inside to make sure I didn't miss my letter.


I got spoiled last week... two letters on Friday and two more on Saturday... none since.  Hoping tomorrow I'll get at least…


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At 10:06pm on July 11, 2011, Kathy-3/235 said…

My son will be 22 at the end of August.  I know my son is disappointed that his twin brother, dad and sister won't be at graduation.  His girlfriend and I were the only ones who went to the airport with him when he shipped out.  He left on May 26th the day we had tornados here.  I no sooner walked into the house and the hail started. 


I am planning to attend the meet and greet so hopefully we can connect there.

At 6:50pm on July 11, 2011, Kathy-3/235 said…

I thought maybe you didn't see my request; that's why I thought I would try again.  I don't go to Wilkes-Barre a lot.  My daughter's in-laws and other relatives live there.  We wanted to go swimming and she didn't want to leave her dog alone so we contacted her husband's aunt and mother and had a lady's day of relaxation. 

My son is on ship 3 div. 235.  What ship/div is your son in?  My son will be staying at Great Lakes for A-School.  His job is an Operations Specialist (OS).


I made a reservation at the Navy Lodge.  I was thinking of checking out some other hotels but want to be close to the base.  I can't believe you're driving.  If my husband was going, we might have driven.  I am going with my son's girlfriend.


Have you made a hotel reservation? 

At 3:33pm on June 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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