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.

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.



ellen0502's Discussions (3,062)

Discussions Replied To (218) Replies Latest Activity

"Here is the link to your sons PIR date and TG 28  PIR: May 25, 2012 . All kinds of i…"

ellen0502 replied Apr 27, 2012 to a call from my son

3 Apr 29, 2012
Reply by ABF mom

"I believe what has happened is that the Navy changed the "Birth Control Glasses" the…"

ellen0502 replied Apr 18, 2012 to Eyeglasses in BC

14 Jul 12, 2012
Reply by kazzam(SHIP 13 DIV 313)

"As I sit her anxiously awaiting the "I Am A Sailor" call and am packing for PIR this…"

ellen0502 replied Apr 17, 2012 to Bootcamp

491 May 9, 2012
Reply by MidwestMom

"I have not sent "regular" pictures, only those that I have printed several on a shee…"

ellen0502 replied Apr 10, 2012 to boot camp/graduation

53 Aug 7, 2012
Reply by singlelady

"Hi singlelady! It takes 2-3 weeks or so to get the Form Letter regarding address and…"

ellen0502 replied Apr 10, 2012 to boot camp/graduation

53 Aug 7, 2012
Reply by singlelady

"I hear good things about "Sarge" this is the phone number I got off another thread "…"

ellen0502 replied Mar 23, 2012 to PIR 3/30 Help(:

6 Mar 28, 2012
Reply by OldSarge

"There is also a box to the right called Navy speak if you put in the acronym or wor…"

ellen0502 replied Mar 16, 2012 to terminology

4 Mar 21, 2012
Reply by Denise-- Seabee Mom

"We have a group for those with PIR of 4/20/2012  TG 23 5 Divisions (123-126 &923…"

ellen0502 replied Mar 5, 2012 to Letters?

10 Mar 7, 2012
Reply by mom-Inlaw2-JoyMP


© 2023   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service