This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.


Follow these steps to get started!

Choose your Username.  No last names are allowed for the privacy and safety of you and your sailor, even if your last name differs.  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; this page with security recommendations and instructions; and this 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.

Check out these Navy Social Links...

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...and visit - America's Navy and 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 email, phone, chatrooms, and message boards, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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Navy Speak

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress and Zazzle.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress or Zazzle.

America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

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



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NAVYforMoms (N4M) Community Guidelines

NAVYForMoms (N4M) accounts are intended for: • Mothers (and loved ones) of Sailors and Officers • Mothers (and loved ones) of young men and…

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N4M GROUPS: Listed By PIR Date (Boot Camp Graduation) - Active thru JANUARY 2017

PIR (PASS IN REVIEW, ie GRADUATION from Boot Camp) GROUPS Within a week after your recruit /arrives at Great Lakes, you'll get THE BOX cont…

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N4M GROUPS: Listed By Navy Job (Ratings)

Here is the compiled list for Navy For Moms groups by Navy Job (Ratings). Click on a link to go to a specific group. Groups are sorted alp…

Started by BunkerQB in How to do stuff on N4MLatest Reply

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Boot Camp Forum

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PIR---(Pass In Review)

Talk about Hotels, Parking, Tickets... and everything else that surrounds this big day :)

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Sailor Mom Stories

Brag about your Sailor or Officer here! Share your kid's stories, challenges and triumphs with other moms.

61 Dec 2, 2016
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School and Education Forum

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25 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Pattie629

The Daily Brief

Updates of news and announcements that affect the Navy community.

90 Dec 22, 2016
Navy Backs Down On Elimination Of Rating Names
by CryptoDad

Navy Links 101

Links for information/ education purpose only. If you want us to link to another Navy community- please contact the Admin for approval.

22 May 11, 2013
Reply by Navymassmomship13div313

Life Goes On (after Boot Camp, And PIR)

Comfort foods for when HE/SHE comes home, stories and recipes, etc.

41 May 13, 2016
Reply by Dawn1517

Misperceptions about Navy life

Whether you feared your child would spend his or her entire service at sea, college would be on the back burner or you'd never hear from your Sailor, here's your chance to set the record straight!

26 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by StacyLO

Contract Forum

17 Oct 24, 2016
Need advice on how to help son get his rate ( or one close to the original one)
by fayegirrl4*

Navy Mom Hobbies

Cookbook, Knitting, Photography, Pet Lovers, etc.… you name it- we probably started a group on it. Per request, we have added this subject to the forums. Please check out our groups:

13 Dec 7, 2015
Reply by Kellis

Thoughts and Well Wishes

29 Oct 24, 2016
Funeral for
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