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.



Hi All

I haven't been on for quite a while, but think about you all. I need help. My son Robert is getting married in May of this year. she is a lovely young lady, who is in the Coast Guard. Here is my problem or rather dilemma. Robert and Iris are getting married in Tenn. her home town,we live in Michigan. The wedding will be very small, just immediate family and a few very close friends. Here is the problwm, I want to host a bridal shower for Iris, she is stationed in California. We are going to skype her in. My sister says I should not have a shower for her as no one her knows her and most will not be invited to the wedding. All of the guest for the shower will be friends and family who have known Robert all of his life and also my Ble Star Mothers group who have been helping me thru all of his enlistment. Am I wrong in wanting to d this. anyone else out there have a similar situation

Views: 412

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Perhaps you could skype him in too, and have a couples shower.  It is unusual, but I have seen it done more in the military.  As for gifts, go gift cards all the way.  Shipping and moving stuff around the country is a hassle for everyone.  

Ask her is she wants to do this.  If not, do not press her, she may not feel comfortable being the center of attention of a lot of people she doesn't know.  It would be unkind otherwise.  Do something else nice for her later, perhaps?  Host a get to know you party when they finally get a chance to visit at home?

Thank you Anti, Rob will be on the skype call also. And Iris is thrilled with the shower idea or rather Tea party as my daughter and I call it.

Love the idea of gift cards and yes they will be much easier then shipping all that stuff.

Thanks again

I say go for it!!  Either gift cards, or have her register on Amazon or Target & things could be directly shipped to her -- perhaps she could even open some while on skype with all of you!!

Enjoy and Congratulations!!


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service