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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Navy Speak

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




We were still at my son's PIR when you had your get together @ New Orleans Steakhouse.  I live in Sussex County, so that would have been very convenient.  The N4M website was very helpful while me son was to Boot camp.  Now he is in San Diego, but we have no idea where he will end up.

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I Judy, this is Judy.. Chris' Mom! Sorry you missed the Get Together, but what better reason then to be at your son's PIR!!

Congrats to the new Sailor! Hopefully we will have another Get Together in the near future and you will be able to attend. What is your sons rate? My son is a MA and has been in a little over two years now. he is a Reservist. He came back from deployment to Kuwait/Iraq in September and is now stationed in the Bronx. Glad to have you in our group!

thanks! he is an E-3,learning sonar operator/tech in San Diego.
Hi Judy, Hopefully we can coordinate some sort of family picnic this summer and get together.

Hi Judy, My son is also out in San Diego. He will be there till early June as it stands now, then back to the east coast. He is out there in C-school so when he comes back this way he gets his ship. I just got off the phone with him and what we thought was set in stone for his transfer leave has all been changed so much for plaining anything around Navy orders LOL. But I keep my chine up for soon he will be back on the same coast as us.

 Hi everyone, I'm Nita. I live in   upstate NY  I joined NJ moms because I have some friends who live in New Jersey,  and because my seabee will be back  from deployment in a few months, and  thinks  he will be coming to New Jersey. So I wanted to  meet some of you now.  Also because I am wondering  if any of you live near any fabric stores that sell I love Lucy fabric. My DIL loves  I love  lucy, and I can't get any of  that fabric in  NYS.. I  like to join groups to meet  moms from all over so If I should ever come to that area, I have someone to hang out with.


I bought I Lovew Lucy fabric on line 2 years ago from Hancock's of Paducah.  They are not the Hancock Fabrics of the big chain.  They have awesome fabric thems and selections.
Big day today, my 30 year nephew left for Boot Camp.  He is a pretty quiet kind of guy, so I hope he can manage all the "yelling" my son spoke of.  I told my sister about navy for moms, so i hope she makes use of it.  Got my fingers crossed for him!!!


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