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


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A little about me:
Currently a medical student, will be attending residency in a few months and interested in getting involved with the Navy as a medical resident physician. My family own's Flanagans and Full Moon restaurant and have supported the Navy for the past 30 years in the Great Lakes Area. We have supported the navy through our Free Thanksgiving Dinner not just to our sailors but also to their families and friends, and have witnessed many sailors graduate and celebrate their graduation at our restaurants with their families! I have many memories with the Navy, one of my more recent was a graduating sailor propose to his girlfriend at our restaurant. We were given the task to surprise her with a diamond ring in her desert, the whole event went flawless and the employees and other customers were touched!
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Meet and Greet, Every Thursday or day before Graduation

I would like to invite everyone in the Great Lakes area for graduation to a Meet & Greet that is held at Flanagan's Bar and Grill every Thursday, or the day before Graduation.  We have had the pleasure to meet many sailors since the history of our two restaurants existence (Flanagans and Full Moon) and would like to meet many more.

 Our Meet and Greet's are held from 5-9pm and continues after 9pm with Karaoke.  We have set up our main dining room specifically for families of graduating sailors to socialize with other families and get to talk about their experiences and sailors. 

Included in the meet and greet:

- Free Appetizer Buffet

- Free Music with Karaoke

- Free $10 gift certificate to Flanagan's for the Sailor's graduation meal (including steaks and seafood, price deducted from family check and not individual meal)


We are located across from Red Carpet Inn, Great Lakes Motel, and 2 minute walk from Day's Inn and Sleep Inn hotels.  We are also a quick 4-5 minute drive from Fountain Square hotels in Waukegan.  We invite everyone to come check out our meet and greets and stop by our Navy and Chicago Gift Shop afterwards for souveniers. 


For more information, you can call Flanagan's at 847.689.9062 and ask about the meet and greet or check out our website at, a link is on the bottom left menu for more information!


Thank you and god bless our sailors!

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At 9:16pm on July 21, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 9:34pm on February 9, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…

I also posted this on the 2/17/2012 Event you made.


I am a veteran mom on the PIR groups. We have  around seven running at a time. I post the M&G' links for the moms. We now have three and I would like to add yours to the list. Will you be adding more?

I will add the current ones. We are up to PIR of March 30th.

Here is the current PIR groups and dates:

PIR: Mar 30, 2012           TG 20

None March 23, 2012 per Recruit Training Command

PIR: Mar 16, 2012           TG 18 - 14 Divisions (087–096, 807–808 & 918–919

PIR: Mar 09, 2012           TG 17 - 07 Divisions (081–086 & 917)

PIR: Mar 02, 2012           TG 16 - 09 Divisions (075–080 & 914–916)

NONE on February 24, 2012 per Recruit Training Command

PIR: Feb 17, 2012           TG 13 - 07 Divisions (069–074 & 913)

Don't know if you know but you can duplicate your Event very easily without havung to cut and paste etc.

Here's how:

Go to the "Options" tab on the above right.

Click it.

From the drop down box click "Copy Event".

When it opens up just change the date and then click "Add Event".

Hope that helps and thank you for providing this to our Families!

At 3:09pm on January 4, 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! :) 


At 6:43pm on January 1, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to “cruise” my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.


 PS--the chicago group page is also on my page.  Thanks for all you do.


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