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:

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.


Any one else have a loved one in this division?!

Views: 2838

Replies to This Discussion

By the way, its nice to meet you all. My son is also in Ship 12 Div 004.

Hello, I want to tell you hang in there  your letter may be coming. We actually just got two today. We live about 3 hours away so we figured it wouldn't take too long to get to us. So if you live farther away yours may be coming. I haven't been able to see what he said yet since my daughter has class tonight I had to swear we would open them together when she got home. That won't be until 9 tonight, but it is so good just to have them. I no longer feel like he has vanished. I actually told him in my letter I sent yesterday that I felt like I was writing to a ghost. All I can say is keep writing and watching your mail.

Don't forget we are all in this together and I'm glad to chat with you on here. The more families I meet on here with their SR's in the same group the more I feel like we are family. 

Im so excited for you. It makes me want to hurry home faster after work to check the mail!!
Well be sure to let us know how he is doing. We are in Florida by the way.
Thanks so much for the encouragement.
I didnt get a letter yet :-( so i keep checking to hear if yours was good news. I sure hope they are all doing ok. (crossing fingers)
I live in FL too (tampa bay area) and i got 2 letters today! I was so happy that i was crying before i even opened them :)
Yay for everyone, I hope it was all good news. My SR's letter was good. I sensed he was doing well and it was written the way I would expect to hear from him which made me feel good. It just had a good vibe about it. Only bad thing was he was having all 4 wisdom teeth out this morning, so that's gotta hurt! But he did say he would be in bed for 2 days, maybe some rest will be good?!  He said time was going fast and he hoped it was for us. He did say he knows we've written but they haven't been given any mail as of yet. We have sent about 15 letters or more so when he gets them he probably won't have time to read them all. :) Hopefully they get them soon and we get to hear from him by phone.

I got a letter too!! And yes I cried too. Sounds like they are doing great. He even said that the food was good. He said he is doing allot of studying every night too. I was so happy to hear from him.  

Doesnt it feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders??

I sure hope they dont ship out to A school saturday morning. We scheduled the whole weekend just incase we are able to spend more than PIR day with him.

I am so happy for your letter. And your right just getting that letter is a lifted weight.  We also are hoping for the weekend with our SR, especially his wife! :) We are getting so excited for PIR and it seems to be going faster now that we've heard from him.  We signed to go to the meet and greet and hope to meet some of you there. Its all getting better ladies. Have a wonderful weekend.

Yayyyyyy for all of us. Sounds like our division is all on the same page. My letter was beautiful and I can't stop reading it over and over again. Everything is good with the exception of the wisdom teeth so must be our groups turn for extractions. Poor babies. As you all said "the weight has been lifted"! God is great.
In the letter i got he said he was a section leader and he's made a bunch of friends but he's homesick and time is going by very slow. They spend a lot of time studying, they dont go outside very often, and that PT is like middle school gym class. He said some kids in the division were screwing up so they held all their mail the first week ( thats why we each got 2 letters) i hope theyre pulling together as a team! Im wishing them the best :)

Sounds like the letter we got. I'm with you they need to get it together so we can get the call!!! lol

aschalk, our SR is going to Groton, CT but I think his recruiter told us he was going to have to do sub school before he went to A school. Not sure if you know about that or not. He is going to do the submarine thing.  But will they know ahead of time when they are leaving to let us know? I don't want to stick around  if he's not going to be there.

My SR's next stop is Groton too!  Hopefully they will get to know each other so that they do not have to go into the next phase alone.  

No letters yet, hoping for one tomorrow...


© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service