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

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.



Hello Everyone! Anyone here in this ship & Division?


Views: 387

Replies to This Discussion

Hi All, My son Brian is on this ship & Div!! Just booked my trip for Chicago..I did not get any phone calls :( does he need a phone card? We are from Queens NY
Hi Donna, my son, Ben, is as on this ship and division. I sent my son with a phone card when he left (thanks to suggestions from this site), and I'm thinking I might have to send him another one down the road. I've only received one call so far and 3 letters at one time in one envelope. It sounds like major confusion at graduation, but also sounds like the Navy knows what they're doing since they do it every weekend. I'm from Baltimore and I'm flying in my daughter from San Diego, where she just recently moved. Can't wait! Cheryl
Hi Cherylt - We're flying from Waldorf, Maryland. Hi neighbor : )

We haven't booked yet. Planning to do that during the next week. We've decided to fly into Milwaukee because flight prices are better and it's only 20 miles farther to drive. Don't have a hotel yet. I'm going to book that today. Where are you staying or have you gotten any good recommendations?
He needs a phone card. You can send him one by mail. Be sure to activate it before sending it. This takes time that he won't want to waste when he can call you.
Hi son is in the same ship and Div. I got a call on 9/11 but no lettes yet..he might have written his mom...I'm not sure. I'm glad that it sounds like they are doing well as a group. I made my plans to fly out with rental car and I'm keeping fingers crossed that nothing happens to push his PIR date back. My son is gonna be in the Nuke program down in Charleston, SC...anybody else have a son or daughter who is going there too? I'm wondering if the Navy puts all the Nukes together in one group so they all go to SC at the same time.
That's interesting. My son's going into the nuke program in Charleston also. I wonder if that's what div 354 is. That would be great if they all graduated on time and went to A school together.
My son is going to SC for nuke program as well. I wonder if they have put the nukes in one group. That will be great for them if they already know someone when they get down there.
That would be really great...they'll be a tight group after spending a few years together in all their training, etc. Some of the other groups have been getting phone calls but I haven't heard from Sean since 9/11. He might have contacted his mom but I'm not sure. It's good to come on here and hear how some of the others are doing and get some 2nd hand information that way.
Just got a call from my son! He said they're not doing PT as much as he would like to in order to increase his running time. He said his division has become very close and they motivate each other. His attitude was good.
GOT A PHONE CALL!!!!!!! Wow we got to talk for over 20 minutes!!! It was awesome... a bit homesick.. can't wait to see him...
I'm so happy for you, too!
I don't know why but my post got cut off...
He mentioned that they didn't score high enough on something so their new RDC was giving them IT tonight. (Intense Training) He said it will be very tough...sorta dreading it I think. Says he has made a lot of new friends. Said there are 85 in the div. 5 didn't pass something last night but all 5 passed it this am...also commented that the div. isn't working as a team yet...ugh. Is that why they brought in a new RDC.? Overall it sounded like things are really tough but he is getting through. Says he misses us more than he thought he would. He was thrilled when I told we would be there for PIR even though he'd told us not to bother before he left. AND he mailed us a letter....woo hoo!!! should get it thurs...


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service