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.

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.



Cristina had a good idea about all of us getting together for dinner Jan 19 (Thursday before PIR) instead of going to Sarge's Meet and Greet at the Sundance Saloon since there will be drinking there. Cristina and I both have young kids (some of you may also) and don't really want them in that atmosphere. I have been looking around for family friendly restaurants. Here are a few and a link to their Menu. If you are interested in doing this, please leave a comment below and we can figure out which restaurant and what time would be the best for all of us. Also, if you know of another family friendly (no sports bars) restaurants close to the base please leave the name and a link to the Menu in the comments :)

Full Moon Family Restaurant


Rain Forest Cafe (in the Gurnee Mall)


Cracker Barrel


Views: 508

Replies to This Discussion

I don't think you have to go the entire time :)...I'm gonna hang out with my son too...Just meet and greet on Thursday.

Hmm...I guess we'll see how it goes when that day comes. Do you have to make a reservation for that event? I'm sure they would like how many they are expecting huh?

I believe they request a RSVP and I think they will post it on this group at some point. I gave you my description on the previous page...LOL

Lol at the PIR I will probably have my son in a lime green umbrella stroller and be constantly telling my 4 yr old to hush and sit still haha.

TeHe...I STILL have to tell my 16 year old that...We will all know each other on sight!

lol I also plan to pick up a baby dress blues outfit for my son when I go to the base (once I get my form letter) to get my spouse military ID. I may find a dress for my daughter too.

Just to add to the list, Anastasias has been wonderful to N4Moms and will give you a section of the restaurant.  You may want to put them on the list as well!  You just need to give them an approximate number of guests (ballpark) and the time you will be there.  Everyone just orders/pays for their own meals.

There is also a MeetNGreet at the Ramada from 6-8 pm.  Some go to that one briefly, and then head over to dinner. 

Okay I think I looked at Anastasias, I don't remember why I thought they wouldn't be family friendly. I'll get a link to their menu. Thanks diannep!

Okay it's a sports bar that's why I didn't list it, but if you say it's family friendly I'll trust you!  here is a link to the manu:

Just a thought,  maybe we can stop at the M&G for a little bit then get together for dinner afterwards? What do you guys think? I know everyone is getting in to GL at different times, but if we have an idea somewhat then we can plan it out? Just a suggestion. I know it will be hard on PIR day to meet with everyone as it will overwhelming as it is. Would love to meet and get to know all of you and hope to establish a long lasting friendship ♥

I saw FTLW added the meet and greet links. I think her info is helpful in the descriptions. I just don't know what time my hubby and I will get to the hotel. Just depends on the weather, traffic and the drive. Definitely will meet you guys one way or the other :)

Yeah I noticed there are 2 M&G One at the Sundance Saloon and at Ramada. Let's touch base for sure. I'll have my phone with me. Let's pray for a wonderful day on January 20th, 2012 :) Have you book your flights yet? I think I'll book mine this week. We're flying JetBlue.


© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service