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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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:

Latest Activity

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.


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

Views: 2455

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi, maybe I sent a message to the wrong person, but anyway, I found out about you in the "Creating Keepsakes" mag. It made my whole day!! Thanks
Found this site via television commercial. Glad to have a social network for Navy families.
Wow, I was cleaning out my laundry room and found the original magazine page that I tore out with the N4M ad on it! I think it was Women's Day from 2008!
One of the POs in our recruiter's office gave me the info for this site. I think he was feeling awkward for me because I kept crying! We were there nearly two hours and we asked a lot of questions and got a lot of great information. But I kept thinking about my baby being all grown up and I'm a crybaby anyway . . . so I think he thought I was nervous or, like, afraid of my son's decision to join. TOTALLY not it. I'm thrilled and proud! But I'm so glad he turned me on to the site!
Hello! I googled ocs graduation gift and stumbled across this wonderful site!
I found thissite when googling for something else. An awesome site!!! Just wish I knew of it 9 weeks ago as it would have helped me understand more of what my son-in-law is going through. He graduates in just a matter of days! I have shared this site with my daughter, his wife. It has helped her as well. Thanks to those who have taken time to do this it is much appreciated. I enjoy just reading and learning...mush more to learn=)
I discovered the N4M by TV advertising and also saw the ad in a magazine. I wish I discovered sooner. I joined last year in April. It would have been nice if I knew about this site during my son's boot camp and his A school. Thank you for this site. I have learned so much from other moms comments here. Also it is nice to able to post/share comments.
The best thing I could say to N4M's is Thank You!!!!!!. About one month ago my son told us he want to join the Navy and we took him to the recruiting office. When they gave him all the information I went to the internet to know a little bit more. Thats when I saw the site and since that it's on my computer every day 24/7. I've become an expert on everything related to the starting process thank to you. My son right now is waiting to leave for BC and I'm very nervous but very proud of him.

Thank you again you are a great site to inform and let out all the feelings you can't express in front of others.
I found you from Facebook. I really like this site and plan to use it
Hi, I'm Lisa and I found out about navy for mom's from my son's recruiter. Our son Chris leaves for Navy boot came on May 12; tomorrow we are having a going away BBQ party for him. I am both excited and sad about his leaving but I know it is for the best.
I was searching for rental car navy dicounts in google today and it returned it as a result. I wish it was listed in the form letter so that I could have joined earlier. Thank you so much, this is wonderful!
I found out about this site by doing a google search. I was searching for a family site for my husband's new ship, USS Gravely, and one of the results was a post from here. I still haven't found the family site, but I'm really glad I found this one.


© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service