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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.


Tiff(Ship 11 Div 057)
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At 5:32pm on May 29, 2013, mary said…

Thanks so much for the info. 

At 2:48am on January 2, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I wanted to be sure you saw the post from TSC GL PAO today on Boot Camp Moms

This is in response to Tiff who asked about her recruit coming to her room at the Gateway Inn & Suites on base: The answer is no. The students are NOT permitted to go to the Gateway regardless of whose room they wish to visit. They are briefed on this and are instructed they are not allowed there.

____ It can be found at  I am sorry that I gave you incorrect info.  I am wondering if those who are not staying at the TSC for "A" School can visit there and that is where my misinformation originated or if things have changed with the change in command. Again, I apologize.

At 9:21pm on January 1, 2013, diannep said…

Tiff:  I hope you saw the answer to your question on Bootcamp Moms.  No, at Gateway --your sailor is not allowed to visit the room.  Someone from RTC Public Affairs posted that.  You may want to stay at Navy Lodge?  He can visit there.  It is only 1.5 miles from RTC and A School is right next door.   He can visit at any of the hotels off base.

At 9:50pm on December 11, 2012, Joan-Kevins Mom Ship 11, Div 57 said…
It was me Joan Monton. My son is Kevin. That's funny they got our letters. We didn't get a call yet. Very disappointed. Hopefully soon.
At 3:45pm on December 8, 2012, Buffetblvd ship 11, Div 057 said…
Tiff, I was thinking along the same lines as you with the recordable Christmas card....unless someone on here strongly advises against it, I may go that route too :-)
At 7:07pm on December 5, 2012, Joan-Kevins Mom Ship 11, Div 57 said…

My son, Kevin is Sip 11, Div 057 and I also have not received a letter or call yet.  I found the following link to be very imformattive.  I am hopeful that we will receive a call Sunday night?  Just a guess.  I'll let you know if I hear from Kevin.  Hey, maybe they know each other, what's your childs full name?  My son is KEVIN MONTON.  He's 18 from Ridgewood, NJ.  Just out of high school.  His plan is to go the A school at Great Lakes right after graduation.  His field is "Advanced Electronics and Computers".

Click this link:  it's good insght...

At 7:13pm on November 30, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:54pm on November 27, 2012, SHIP 14 DIV.056/Mom/Cristy said…

Hi Tiff...What ship is your child on?

At 5:47pm on November 11, 2012, abbyblue said…


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


At 5:05pm on November 9, 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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