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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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Staying connected

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 3:09pm 0 Comments

I check my email and face book page multiple times a day. I feel disappointment when there is no activity, but it makes my day when someone has posted. I look forward to whatever someone has wrote no matter what the subject is. Anything makes me feel that much closer to my SR! I just want to take this time to say thank you to everyone for their sharing, you have made my transition into being a Navy mom much easier :-)

Under three weeks!

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 4:16pm 2 Comments

I didn't get a letter this week, but that's ok. I figure no news is good news. We are on the down hill slide with BC. When my SR left I thought it would take forever to feel this way. I can't wait to leave for PIR, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, I hope my SR (and yours) can too. Go 02/903!!

2nd letter

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:34pm 1 Comment

I enjoyed the letter I received today. My SR wrote 4 different days on it before he mailed it so I could really see his mood improve! He wrote that he had received my mail and that it was great to get. I still miss him alot, but it helps to see his little hand writing.

I now have to help my husband shovel the snow :-(

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 1:39am 3 Comments

Shoveling snow has never been a favorite activity of mine, so when my son was old enough and interested enough to go out and help dad I was more than happy to let him. Now with him off to do his own thing I am back out there. Yesterday I was helping my husband with the first snow fall of the year and we were both missing our son big time for two totally different but similar reasons. I, for having this chore back and my husband for having to put up with my way of shoveling (he and our son had a… Continue

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At 8:09am on October 28, 2011, wvnavymom said…
It's sure is an awesome feeling to get these letters.  My SR's letter was short and sweet as well, but I've already read it over and over and over again so it seems longer than what it really is.  We're not staying at the Ramada, but I'm hoping we can make it to the M&G.  We'll be there around 1pm on Thursday, so we should have plenty of time to get settled and find the Ramada.  Looking forward to meeting you and watching our SRs at PIR.
At 10:07pm on October 26, 2011, wvnavymom said…
Airecrewman . . . that sounds like an awesome job.  And you live in Alaska.  My husband and I have always wanted to take a cruise there.  Maybe someday.  Thanks for the kind words for my SR.  You live so far away, will you be able to attend PIR?  I hope so.  It would be awesome to meet you in person, along with everyone else in this group.  This site has been a God-send.  :O)
At 5:40pm on October 22, 2011, wvnavymom said…
What will your SR's job be when he finishes with bc??  My SR is going into Nukes.
At 11:02am on October 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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