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


Navy Moms!
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 was doing a search for how to find out the day by day location of the USS Harry S Truman - which I did not find : ( - and came across your site. My son has been in the Navy for 6 years. We are very proud of his choice to serve his country.
A recruiter actually referred me to this site and a few others. It has been pretty informative so far. Thank you!
We actually found while we were looking for bootcamp videos on youtube. We were getting our son prepared for bootcamp at great lakes and found the Navy Racks Video. That's what brought us here.
I found out about the community when i went to the and was looking through the joining the navy because my son is joining and i came across navy for moms and that's how i found out about it. No one told me I had no Idea it was around, I'm so glad it is, reading what other moms are experiencing gives me an idea of what to expect.
I heard about this site through my daughters recruiter. I also go to another web site called Check it out if your interested.
I was given a refrigerator magnet by my sons recruiter. It had the web site on it and some info about the site. I had no idea at the time how important it would become to me!
There was a newspaper article in our local paper about 2 Tucson moms who were members. That was the fall of 2008 after I came back from the tiger cruise on the USS Abraham Lincoln and my son's deployment was finished.

I went right to the site and joined.
A lady I work with's dtr is in the Navy and she had mentioned it to me then my son's recruiter told me about it.
I found you through a Navy4Moms brochure given to me at the recruiters office.  Can you tell me where I can get packets of these to use at a table we are setting up at Navy Weeks.
The recuiter told my son to tell me:) it has been the best thing ever! Thank you!!

My son told me about it

A really good friend from high school, used this when her son started his Navy adventure. She passed it on to me.


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