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



Thoughts and Well Wishes (30)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

DIVISON 230 PIR 07/15/11

hello, hope this fines everyone getting  ready for graduation.  the box, the phone call. it steps they all are taking to grow into the pers…

Started by freedom

2 Jun 8, 2011
Reply by southern mom

Ship 07 Division 174

Heyy!! Just wanted to say hello and talk to all the others who are so proud of their navy man or woman! I know I am so proud of mine and I…

Started by NatalieRose

2 May 12, 2011
Reply by NatalieRose

Letter Writing!!

Today I am sending letters...words of encouragement is good!! Excited to be apart of history in the making...Any other moms out there wanti…

Started by NAVYBLUE

2 Mar 2, 2011

Hooyah Tear

There are many myths and legends in the military, ghosts, haunted ships, lost boats, and even UFOs,  but there is one that is extremely pre…

Started by Kris1332

0 Jan 12, 2011

How do you cope when your son or daughter is away on their Birthday?

Today is my son's birthday, I have not heard from him in a couple of days, he is on the USS Carl Vinson and I know this is a mission of com…

Started by MommaVee

11 Sep 29, 2010

Sincere Condolences to Kris' Family

Just to let Kris' family know that our hearts are breaking for the senseless loss of their son Kris, who was killed Saturday morning by a d…

Started by Linda Langum

1 Jun 30, 2010

Another Soldier in Iraq in NEED - GO NAVY Moms!!

Hi Everyone - I was trying to drop this message on people's pages so it would be more personable - but I figured it would take me to next F…

Started by Brenda Sue

7 Nov 26, 2008

Something cool that Xerox is doing

Just got this email: If you go to this web site, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it wi…

Started by Brenda Sue

2 Nov 20, 2008
Reply by Joyce Tucson Mom

Hurricane Ike takes aim at Texas coast, Houston

Hurricane Gustav came through and now it's it's brother- Hurricane Ike is ready to storm TX. To all our N4M Members... we are thinking of…

Started by Navy for Moms Admin

77 Sep 18, 2008

Congratulations to...

All of the new sailors and their families that are making their PIR today - March 14th!

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

5 Mar 27, 2008
Reply by Molly Molly Fo Folly


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