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



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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...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 texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

Format Downloads:

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.

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. Para Familias

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


Thank you for the add. I am new here and know so little about well everything. Lol. My question is if my son went to boot camp on May 8, 2018 when will his graduation be? I'm sure I will have about 9,000 more questions so I apologize in advance.

Views: 383

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Usually you count 9 Fridays - so possibly 7/6/18.  But nothing is for certain until you get the official letter.  Be sure to join the boot camp group and you'll find most of your questions can be answered there.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Awesome. Thank you guys. I didn't know there was a different group. I apologize.

Welcome. By counting 9 Fridays, PIR will most likely be 07/06/2018 for those who shipped on 05/08/2018. It could be 06/29/2018 for some if they are in a Push Division and were placed in one of the last divisions from the week before. It is possible for some who arrive on the same date to have PIR a week apart. Wait onThe Form Letterto know the PIR date for sure.Arrival and What Happens at the RTCwithinBoot Camp Moms (and loved ones)will let you know what is happening and what to expect. 

I left info for you on your My Page.

My son left the same day

Bearsqueen95, I left info for you on your My Page.

What is your son's job going to be? Have you received a form letter yet?
Thank you!

You are very welcome.

Check your My Page.

My son left the same day as well! I’m new... I’m a total mess..... we received the I’m here call, the box, but no call or letter. I didn’t even get a call on Mother’s Day. I’m trying to keep it together but it so hard. I’m happy I found this!

Ceemom99, you are not the only one who did not receive a call on Mother's Day. With 6000-7000 recruits at the RTC, it would be impossible to give all of them even 5 minutes at the phone banks on one day. Those who had not completed P-days, such as your recruit, would definitely not get a call. Your recruit MAY have been assigned to a division in the last day or two. He will have holiday routine for the first time this coming Sunday and will be able to write. You should be receiving The Form Letter next week--ten to fourteen business days after arrival is now the norm. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what to expect. 

You may receive an "I'm still alive!" call in week 3 or 4 (calendar week, not DOT), but that call can come before or after that depending on when the RDC is able to schedule the phone banks. Don't expect a call, but do have your phone available from 8ish am to 8ish pm Central Time and be pleasantly surprised when you receive a call.  The "I'm still alive!" call or other calls the RDC schedules usually come in the mornings on weekdays except on the day of a PIR because the "I'm a Sailor!" calls, which are typically made 1 to 4 days before PIR now, are in the afternoon and evenings, but calls can come anytime during those hours on Saturday.  Calls on the day of a PIR or on Sunday come between 1 and 8 pm. Calls for security reasons or for information are generally made during regular business hours.  Remember "No news is good news!" See Phone Cards and Phone Calls. 

It will get better I was the same way as you but I learn that No news is good news. This page has a lot of information and we all cheer each other out. Keep praying and start writing your letters. Once you receive the form letter you can mail your out. This page help me ease my emotions.


© 2019   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service