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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

Raquelsita03 liked Malidog's discussion Where do I start?
58 minutes ago
Raquelsita03 posted a discussion
1 hour ago

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.



My son left on Monday the 9th and I received his box just a few minutes ago. So far everything has happened exactly how this site has explained it. I can't believe how excited I am to receive the box even though it's just his clothes and cell phone. So excited for my baby boy. Can't wait to get the form letter! I am constantly thinking about him and wondering what it is he is doing right at that moment. Boy do I miss him!

Views: 1522

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion


My daughter is on Ship 11, Div 058 as well, we just received the letter today. I was so relieved, now I can book flights and hotels.  Have you looked at hotels already?


Not yet.  We do have plane reservations.  My mom is going, too, from another state, so we were trying to find a flight that dropped us in the same airport at close to the same time!  Hotels tomorrow!  Now it seems more real, and him being gone is more tolerable now that there are travel plans to see him.  Not that I don't miss him...

Our letter came Saturday, but he sent it to my work address for some reason, so I didn't get it until today.  It was good to finally receive it :)

My son is also in ship 11 Div 058

Received my sons form letter today!!! It literally brought me to tears. #missmyson

He arrived late on the 10th, didn't he?  I haven't received anything yet, but I seem to be a couple of days behind most.  My son arrived at about 10:00 on the 10th.  It seems several from around then were used to fill divisions from the previous week...wondering now if we will have a January 8 graduation or December 31.

My son arrived at 10pm on the 9th, his PIR is 12/31

I am assuming they probably filled the prior division on Monday and that I am looking at a January 8 PIR. 

maybe not, my son spent 8 days waiting to be placed in a division (He graduated the same day as everyone else that arrived on August 19th) :-)

Pumpkin I'm so glad you got your letter!! Where are you booking your hotel? We are going to be across street from meet @ Springhill Suites, we will both have long drives coming from Ga!!

Trying to look into the Navy Lodge but it looks like the site is having some issues. It would be really awesome if he is eligible for the adopt-a-sailor program and then I could go up a week early and be with him on Christmas and then stay through the graduation. Praying it all works out :)

I called navy lodge made reservations bofre I go tform letter they book early if u need number I give to you yes I pray my son gets adopt to I would love to go c him early n wish I hit lottery to stay all way to jan 8th is my son pir to if you don't mind me ask what div I don't understand how they determ it but mine is div o56

I have it on good authority that you will not be able to bring your son back to the hotel with you at the Navy Lodge,  don't know why,  but it may be something to check into if you planned on it. 


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service