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.



  • If you haven’t done so yet, click on Sign Up in the top left corner of the main page to join. You will be asked to create a Username and password.

    Hint:  Pick your Username thoughtfully, as this is how everyone will know you on the site.  Feel free to be creative ("MomofNavyTwins" instead of "Lisa", for example, tells others about you and sets you apart from other Lisas). Do not use your last name in your Username please, even if it differs from your Sailor's, for the privacy and security of our Sailors. 

    A second screen asks a few questions to help other moms get to know you better.
  • Read our Community Guidelines and Operations Security Checklist (links are on the main page).  Be respectful of each other, and remember that Loose Lips Sink Ships.
  • Start or join a specialized Group to meet moms with your interests!  Our site is a unique opportunity to learn about your Sailor's occupational specialty, ship, homeport or duty station.  These groups allow you be of help to your Sailor as they progress beyond boot camp.  For example, the Norfolk group has this Discussion that answers FAQs about car ownership, base access, and long-term storage during deployments at the Navy's largest base.  Other groups let members share expertise on how to shop for, pack and send care packages; plan for deployment periods; and communicate with your ship's Ombudsman Team and Family Readiness Group, just to name a few.
  • As you get to know other moms you can view their profiles, send a message, or add them as a friend.  (Caveat:  as with all social media, do not share personal information unless and until you get to know another member very well.)  
  • Browse through the groups' Discussion Forums to find answers to your questions and to post responses to other Navy moms.

    Hint:  Ask a new question in the group's Comments section.  Take a look at the current Discussion categories to see if your question has been answered there.  Start a Discussion if your question is one that will be of general interest to others.
  • Create your own page by clicking on My Page. Tell us about yourself! Share good news and upload photos and videos of your Sailor.
  • On My Page, you can start a Blog to share your own stories and experiences. You’ll also be able to edit your page’s appearance, add gadgets, and more.
  Navy families are the backbone of our Navy. Thanks for keeping us strong!
Updated January 2017

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