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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I am so excited. :)
This is the best snowball ever! I’ve been so curious…how did you find out about our community? Some moms have told me about the site… Is that were you found us... or was it through another source? Thank you!

UPDATE 4/20/2008: Hi Everyone! I brought this forward because I really want to know! :) How did you find out about us?!

UPDATE: 2/17/2010: Hello N4M's. We are interested in where all of our members founds us! Stop by and leave a message.

Thank you for making this community what it is today!

Elizabeth and Colleen

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I believe I found you through US Actually Everytime you type in to check world news or anything about the Navy your link for ( Navy for mom's ) is one of the options posted to choose from.
We were watching the Ranger baseball game and they had a banner on the wall for you
I found the site through the automatic google search for my son's ship. Another mom that was a member had asked a question so I requested to be a member. We found out that our sons were friends so that has been great! Thanks for having this site!
When a friend found out our son was in the DEP program she contacted me as her son was also in the DEP program and told me about the site. I've been on for a year and a half me through those boot camp days. Have made sooooo many good friends through this site! I guess I could have posted....word of mouth! :)
thank-you,found this by googling the navy.
son leaves soon for bc
I found it by googling the navy also. My son leaves July 8th for bc. I already miss him and he hasn't even left. I am very proud of him but very sad that I won't have much contact for 8 weeks. I feel like he is entering a world that I won't be able to be a big part of and that is really scary to me cause we have never missed a game or a track meet or any event he has ever had. I have two 10 year olds at home that I think are feeling pretty left out because this is all we talk about and seems to be all I can think about.
I found you by looking up the US Navy. Thanks for being here, already I've learned a ton!!
There were banners hanging up at the mall advertising
I found out about Navy For Moms from my daughter's recruiter. When we met with him yesterday afternoon he gave me a booklet. As soon as I was able to, I got online and put in my request to join and I got an e-mail this morning stating that I was approved. Yay!!!
I googled the question of when my son's graduating date was the day he left. Navy for Moms was on a banner they had on with whatever site I ended up on. (Does that make sense?)
My sons recruiter told me about this site.
I found you on the internet. I just typed in and there you were. It was the perfect site for me to ask questions about my son!!


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