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.

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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

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.



Homecoming! (27)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Romantic getaway in Ohio?

Anyone know of some Romantic places in Ohio to stay?  My fiance will be coming home in a week or so, and we want to get away together for a…

Started by Squeekerz

2 Jul 2, 2011
Reply by Squeekerz


When are they coming in july I want to meet my son Ihave not seen him siince january

Started by Tricia

2 Jun 20, 2011
Reply by BunkerQB

Questions on Carl Vinson Homecoming?

I have never been to CA and will be coming across the country for the Homecoming.  Can anyone help with what time we should arrive at the d…

Started by VMantlo

2 Apr 24, 2011
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

Questions about the docking of the Ponce????

I am coming to Norfolk to see my son come in off the USS Ponce and I am wondering what time I need to be at the dock (pier)? Is there any o…

Started by txsarah

0 Apr 21, 2011

USS Harry S Truman homecoming

Hello all, my family and I were unable to make the homecoming of the Truman due to me coming home from college and other difficulties. I wa…

Started by nene1220

2 Dec 22, 2010
Reply by Val-ACD-(ship 12 div 034)

norfolk homecoming today

anyone have any pics of the reunion today that they can post ?please

Started by rodgirl

11 Aug 1, 2010
Reply by BunkerQB

Any submarine Mom's?

My future son in law is returning home soon and I am wondering if any Mom's with any submarine experience know if the guys get a chance to…

Started by katmarie

0 Jul 16, 2010


© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service