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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,599)

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Christmas without

My daughter left right before xmas which made this year very different along with everything els...I was waiting for a phone call xmas day…

Started by Amanda

7 Jan 3
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Hello Navy moms! We’ve been talking Book title recommendations here and there, so I thought I’d put together a spot for us to give our favo…

Started by VintageGal

6 Dec 30, 2020
Reply by VintageGal


Hi Ladies! I just want to say I’m really glad I found you all.

Started by Tadpole

9 Dec 23, 2020
Reply by Chipmunk

Holiday Recipes - Traditions - or just something you want to share

I have been wanting to post this for a couple of days now since I was baking the other day for an annual Christmas party that I attend with…

Started by Chipmunk

6 Dec 17, 2020
Reply by Chipmunk

How to Contact a Recruit

Hi there! I am pretty new to this group and I am just a worried mother, as I am sure many here are, right now. My son called me last week f…

Started by jenatn

4 Dec 15, 2020
Reply by Tammy_Girl

How to send PMs (Private Messages) to friends on N4M & some OPSEC/PERSEC info

It has come to my attention that one of my friends did not know how to send their own private message to another friend. We had conversed t…

Started by Chipmunk

0 Dec 8, 2020

Basic training electronic device

For those that have shipped, what electronic device did they take?

Started by JaneNavyMom

11 Dec 3, 2020
Reply by Chipmunk

Is the Navy's Friends and Family Brochure Information Current?

Hello everyone, My daughter just arrived at RTC yesterday (December 2nd) and I received the arrived safe call about 1am RTC time. I was loo…

Started by Marcd2k

6 Dec 3, 2020
Reply by Marcd2k

Making Face Masks - BC Moms

Hi ladies, I thought I would start a discussion here and I will copy the link to mine in Nuke Moms. But this way, you can comment here. All…

Started by Chipmunk

10 Nov 4, 2020
Reply by belovedbyHim

PIR 10.16.20?

My original letter said PIR 10.24.20 but last letter from my son said 10.16.20. Thats exciting. Anyone else have a change like that?

Started by goodchoicesmom

13 Oct 27, 2020
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