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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 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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Knowing how some of us are - I'm surprised they could get a word in edgewise:)!
I got a basket full of peeps, so my fingers are too stickey to chime in, even when I have no idea what I am talking about :) Last time I got suger down in my mouse it required a midnite 135 mile round trip run to walmart.

We're a division of the Navy. Why not Marine mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers...etc?
my husband found,
I'm a grandma. I found the site through a flyer in our local newspaper. I've shared it with the whole family. Thanks for helping me understand what's going on. We will be going to basic graduation in Jan. from N.J. I'm sure I'll be using the site for lots more info. Thanks Judi
Hi - there is a site for Dads - don't remember how I came across it, must have been surfing and got lost. check out: ""
There is a Navy for Dads site - check out:
This site is for U.S. Navy and Marine parents, family members, and all who want to learn about life in the Navy and Marine Corps.

I was surfing one day and don't recall how I got there, but there is one out there.
My son has not even left yet and I am a wreck but I always feel better when I go to this website and read some of the remarks.
when does your son leave? Mine left yesterday, he's in the 18-10 group!
whomever came up with the idea of this site is a genius.... moms, fiances, sons, daughters ecc. ecc. everybody benefits from this site, as well as contributes to the betterment of the entire community with their imput.
thank you! thank you! I wish I had found you six years ago when my son first enlisted. Being part of this great "family" is very much reassuring, since so many questions would otherwise be left un-answered. God Bless you, and thank you again for the many hours of work that I am sure you put into making this site a success.
I humbly ask to stay and contribute. I am an enlisted Marine and I'm here for the moms.
You may stay :)


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