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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.

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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.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Arkansas Navy Moms


Arkansas Navy Moms

Support and Friendship for all moms from Arkansas with a Child or Loved one in the Navy

Members: 46
Latest Activity: Oct 10, 2019

Discussion Forum

my harrison boy

Started by warrens momma. Last reply by artswim Oct 10, 2019. 2 Replies

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Feb 25, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Dianne on April 1, 2017 at 1:02pm

Not active at all.  Are you on FB?  I have a Arkansas Navy Family page we are a little more active  :)

Comment by Navymomx2 on April 1, 2017 at 9:50am
Good morning. I am a mother of two sailors, my son and my daughter are both Navy Corpsmen stationed in Bremerton, Washington and Twentynine Palms, California respectively. My husband is in the Air Force and we recently transferred to Fort Smith from Massachusetts. I am looking to find a group here where I might be useful and feel a part of something here in Arkansas. Is this group active?
Comment by Dianne on December 2, 2016 at 7:58pm


“Deleting inactive members - The ad agency that handles N4M is in the process of updating the site. If you have not been active since 12/1/15 you will be deleted to make room for new members. You will be able to re-join. If you don't want to be deleted you will need to post something in any one of your groups to activate your account. They have already started deleting members.”

Comment by Arkey on February 20, 2014 at 9:19pm

hello..anybody home? My son just left for BC 2/18/2014

Comment by Sunshine66 on April 11, 2013 at 6:15pm
Congrats!!! Start booking now!! It'll be here before you know it.
Comment by kjacob's mom on April 11, 2013 at 4:54pm

Got the form letter today. PIR May 31.

Comment by Sunshine66 on April 9, 2013 at 8:59pm
I still cry all the time when I read the boot camp moms and think about getting my box, phone calls and letters, not to mention his PIR!!! Yes, I went to Sarge's at the Sundance Saloon. He has a lot of good info, although I knew most of it from reading here, lol, but I was able to meet up with many of the moms I'd become close to from here and Face Book. That was my favorite part :)
Comment by Momma Kim(Ship 14 DIV 161) on April 9, 2013 at 5:03pm

Sunshine66, I've been watching video on PIR and every time the bay doors are opened I loss it. So, I can only imagine what it's going to be when it my SR!!

I have a question for you. Did you attend a meet and greet and which one?

Comment by kjacob's mom on April 8, 2013 at 4:47pm

Sunshine66, Bay is about 6 miles outside of Jonesboro. 

Momma Kim, Thanks for the advice. I've been watching every video I can find so far. Mainly because I want to know what my son is doing. He's only been there since April 2, so I am not expecting a call for at least a couple of weeks, but I'm keeping the phone handy just in case. 

Comment by Sunshine66 on April 8, 2013 at 12:06am
Momma Kim, it will be here before you know it! PIR is awesome. I still get teary when think about first seeing my sailor!!! It's such an emotional event! I started crying the minute the first sailors walked!

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