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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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mom of a son who left July 6th for Great Lakes, IL
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At 6:24pm on August 26, 2011, Momnbama said…


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At 11:00am on July 19, 2011, PeruvianMami (Ship11Div284) said…
Im glad u got good news wit form letter! Thats awesome he says he got letters comin. Girl, i was sittin on the front porch yesterday waiting for mail man lol n got form letter. Yes im go to grad wit baby, hubbys mom sis n dad
At 9:55am on July 19, 2011, magnoliagirl1963 said…
Hi:  My son Aaron is in Ship 11 Division 284 also.  I just got his letter yesterday.  I feel like a huge weight is off my shoulders.  I was so worried about him..He seems good in his letter though.  I wonder if our sons know each other.  I just got his address yesterday from his recruiter (I called in the am since I'd gotten no letter).  So I sent him a letter yesterday morning, then got his funny little form letter yesterday afternoon.  My daughter and I thought it looked like a little hostage letter! lol  So just put another letter off in the mail today. I booked our tickets out through southwest this a.m.!
At 7:53am on July 19, 2011, magnoliagirl1963 said…

oh, duh...i guess this is how I reply.  My son is in Ship 11 division 284.  I was so relieved to finally get his letter.  We laughed at his little neat hand-writing.  We said it looked like a little hostage letter! lol  He even made a joke at the end which was a huge relief to me!  I feel like a 10 ton weight has been lifted off my shoulders!  I"m so happy he's made it this far!  The whole first week he was gone I had dreams I'd wake up in the middle of the night and find him sitting on the door-step! lol


At 8:36pm on July 14, 2011, surfincin said…
sleepgirl call your sons recruter that was how i got my sons address and sent a letter off yesterday! cindy
At 8:32am on July 13, 2011, acesmom(ship:03, Div: 249) said…
Hey, I see you're in gardendale. I  live in Clay/Pinson and my son is in his 5th week of boot camp. i have been on this website for awhile and it has been a great help.  I received his box on Friday after he left on Sunday, his dad got the form letter on Thursday, and i got my first real letter 3 weeks letter. i just got my 2nd letter last Friday. Still no phone call. Whne you get his ship/division, PIR date, hook up with them and then you will knida know when to expect letters and calls, plus you get info from other Moms that their children tell them. Have a good day and remember, time goes alot faster than you thought it would.
At 11:48pm on July 11, 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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