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.  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.

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 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.

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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.)

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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.



Featured Blog Posts (25)

Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

Here is the link to follow to read about the new standard:

Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

In a nutshell... starting January 1 of 2018, ALL Recruits will be required to pass an initial run standard BEFORE they commence basic military training. If they do not pass the initial run standard…


Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on January 18, 2018 at 6:22pm — 4 Comments

Dear US Navy...

Dear US Navy:

I give to you my son. I held him as an infant; I hugged him as a boy

and through the years he has become my pride and joy.

I love him more than I can say, his life more precious than my own, but gone are the whims and notions of the little boy I had known.

For the years have passed so quickly from the time it all began

and now he'll stand before me with the conviction of a man.

He wants to be a Sailor, he…


Added by DominicsMom20 on April 11, 2017 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

New Competitive Flag System Promotes Teamwork Among Recruits

Found this on RTC FB.

The original article is from the Official website of the United States Navy

New Competitive Flag System Promotes Teamwork Among Recruits

Added by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on October 17, 2015 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Keeping Your Emotions In Check.

If being able to express your emotions here helps you be more calm with your sailor recruit when he/she calls, then please by all means feel free to express yourself here. It is an open forum. I would suggest however that anyone who is overwrought take a step back, take a deep breath and find ways to get through the rough part now before that important call from your recruit comes in. The recruits are probably experiencing an…


Added by BunkerQB on February 6, 2012 at 3:04am — 10 Comments

Pass In Review - Bootcamp Graduation. List of PIR Groups to February 17, 2012. Updated on 12/27/2011

UPDATE: December 27, 2011.    Hello to all newcomers. Welcome to Navy For Moms. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group (clickable link). We have a special group of ladies who will take you through the entire Boot Camp & PIR process. You should also review the videos, powerpoint presentations listed as reference pages (located under member icons) in the …


Added by BunkerQB on December 27, 2011 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday America's Navy!

For 236 years, the Navy has answered the call to those in need. Thank you to all of brave and dedicated men and women who have served. We salute you!

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 13, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

September 11th 2011: A Day of Remembrance. A Day of Service.

110908-M-KZ372-003 NEW YORK (Sept. 8, 2011) Crew members aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) man the rails and present honors while passing The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as the ship arrives in Manhattan. The crew of New York will… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 11, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Thank you, Navy Seals and all other Navy and military personnel! ♥

Thank you, Navy Seals and all other Navy and military personnel!  ♥


Added by SonandSea on May 2, 2011 at 12:30am — 15 Comments

PIR: Places To Stay & Link To "PIR DEBRIEFING" - a very useful discussion.

Here is a discussion with lots of useful information on PIR.

I have summarized information on where to stay:

From Andie3 on December 14, 2010

We stayed at the Country Inn and…


Added by BunkerQB on December 30, 2010 at 1:04am — 12 Comments

The Launch of Navy Live – The Official Blog of the United States Navy!

Hello N4M Members!

We have some great news to share! On April 22, the Navy launched its official blog, Navy Live, which is sponsored by the Navy Office of Information. Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus has this to say about the blog, "Through the blog, we have the opportunity to begin a conversation in plain language about issues of the day and what the Navy and Marine Corps are doing about them, as well as solicit constructive feedback on our thoughts and policies." His… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Welcome New Members.


You are here because you are looking for answers to questions, looking for support, looking for other members to meet who are a similar situation. Here are some suggestions:

I.  Find a GROUP (S) of people

As a new member, you will many many…


Added by BunkerQB on March 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

AMERICA'S NAVY. "A Global Force for Good."

The new campaign will position the Navy as A Global Force For Good, protecting the United States and supporting the world by whatever means necessary, 24/7. The campaign will also highlight available opportunities in today’s Navy. Additionally, the new brand campaign is designed to ignite a passion within those currently serving in uniform with the knowledge and spirit of knowing that they are America’s Navy.

The advertising… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 2, 2009 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Have You Verified Your Email Address?

Good morning everyone!

Last week, Ning (the company that provides our Web space) introduced a new email verification system across all of it's networks. You may have seen the image below appear on your screen when you logged into Navy For Moms.

The reason you are being required to do this is part of Ning's attempt to cut down on the number of spammers that join their sites, including N4M.

I just wanted you all to… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 28, 2009 at 9:38am — 8 Comments

New Poll Video: "OPSEC & Internet Safety"

Hello again, Navy Moms (and other Navy loved ones)!

Did you know that posting something as simple as a name or an innocent photograph can threaten lives and missions thousands of miles away?

Thereʼs been a good bit of discussion on N4M about safe and wise posting in our forums and blogs – particularly as it relates to operational security (OPSEC) and privacy for our Sailors and their families. We know you’re eager to share news about your Sailor, but it’s important to keep… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 27, 2009 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

New Poll Video – “Racks – USS Wasp”

Last month we showed you what life on a ship is like. But what about when Sailors are in port? In this video, AO3 Karina Cortes gives you a glimpse into her Navy life – from the gun shop on the USS Wasp where she works, to the place she calls home when she’s in Virginia Beach. Whether she’s putting in hours at the gym or surfing… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 21, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Women In The Navy: women(re)defined

In March I wrote a blog to recognize Women’s History Month and some of the many honorable women who have served in the Navy. As many of you know, women have gained access to a variety of non-traditional careers over the years. As a result, our idea of femininity is continually being redefined. To showcase the empowering and exciting opportunities available to women in today’s Navy, I’d like to… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 3, 2009 at 9:42am — 2 Comments

New Poll Video: Navy Racks - USS Sampson

Hey everyone!

A few weeks ago we shared the “Navy Racks – Boot Camp” video with you to give you an inside look at Great Lakes and what your son or daughter will experience during their time in BC. Keeping with the behind-the-scenes theme, I now present to you “Navy Racks – USS Sampson”!

Come aboard a Navy destroyer with your guide, BM1 Jesse Crider. Check out his “home… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 13, 2009 at 3:52pm — 5 Comments

Boot Camp ain't Summer Camp

I live very near an Air Force base, right under certain flight paths. Today the breaking News flashed on the TV ... an F-16 went down last night on a training mission over Utah's West Desert. I do not know this man, not even his name yet, but I do know he was one of our heroes, and he has given his life. I am very weepy over this stranger, and my thoughts and my heart are full of grief for his family. Grief, and heartfelt thanks.

This is what the military can be, sacrifice. No one… Continue

Added by Anti M on June 23, 2009 at 5:45pm — 10 Comments

New Poll Video - “Navy Racks – Boot Camp”

Hey everyone!

It’s been a few months since we last shared a video with you, but I think you’ll really enjoy the one we are posting today! For all of you who have a son or daughter currently at, or soon to be entering Boot Camp, I present “Navy Racks – Boot Camp”.

Instead of just telling you about what your son or daughter will be experiencing at BC, Chief Arlene Maier will be your guide through this behind-the-scenes peak at Great Lakes. She’s actually an RDC at Boot Camp… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 1, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Disaster Preparedness

Hurricane season is here, who is ready? I don't mean to frighten people, but if you had to evacuate your home, could you get by on what you could grab in a few minutes? The sailors have it easy, they report to work or to their ship, but the families and dependents need to be prepared. This information also applies to areas which have typhoons and floods, and areas which may have events which cannot be predicted such as earthquakes or tornadoes. Even a gas line break could have you out of your… Continue

Added by Anti M on June 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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