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.



The Oak Hill is an amphibious ship carrying the 26th MEU.  We need 755 for this ship.

Wave 1   12-21 thru 12-23        365   DONE

Wave 2    12-29 thru 12-31-15  189  DONE

Wave 3     1-4 thru 1-19-16       208  DONE

The USS Kearsage is also carrying the 26th MEU.  We need 2500+ for this ship

Wave 1    1-9-16 thu 1-12          341  DONE

Wave 2     1-23 thru 1-27           536  DONE

Wave 3      2-6 thru  2-12           368 DONE

Wave 4      2-20 thru 2-23           394  DONE

Wave 5      3-5 thru  3-9              515  DONE

Looks like the Kearsarge is done.

The USS Arlington is also carrying the 26th MEU.  We need about 650 for this ship.

Wave 1    3-22 thru 3-29 Sailors      400 DONE

                same             Marines    250  DONE

Views: 774

Replies to This Discussion

If you have pillowcases made, please let me know!

from Gertrude

from Birdie

Hi Sue, I can send at least 36, maybe more!

wonderful.  I'll take them!


I can't make the second wave. But if you need anything later in January, give me a call out.


No worries Lyn.  We will definitely need more by late January as we have a ship ready when the OH is done!


I have posted the 4 waves that are scheduled for the Kearsage.  If you have any pcs to contribute please let me know.


I have 24 pillowcases completed.  I sent a Friend Request about a week ago.  Is there anything else I need to do?  Thanks, Pat

You are Virginia's friend.  She said you sent the request thru FB.  I need your personal email address to send the address.

Wave 1 is finished and wave 2 starts in 1 week on 1-23.  Thanks Pat.

Wave 2 for the Kearsarge starts on Saturday and goes thru Tuesday.  If you have some pcs made, please let me know.  Thanks!

we need more pillowcases for the Kearsarge!  So please let me know if you have some made!


The flag photo are sailors and marines on the USS Kearsarge.

Wave 5 begins today and we still need pillowcases.  I hope to finish this ship in 6 waves so if you have some made, please let me know!


from our POC on the Kearsarge:

Greetings Mrs. Lamberson,

Thank you so much for the comfy pillow cases and more importantly your
thinking of us.  I speak on behalf of the Sailors and Marines when I say
they are truly appreciated as I am certain you must be aware of the
standard issue uncomfortable pillow cases we typically utilize onboard
Ships.  We have received all 1,639 and I thank you again for your
thoughts and efforts in making out quality of life a little better.  I
will let you know when the final shipments arrive and take care my

Sincerely, Jerry


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service