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.

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Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,629)

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Logistics when leaving for boot camp

We will be driving our daughter to Jacksonville FL  on July 23rd the day before she leaves for boot camp. I think but don’t know, that she…

Started by Happynurse

8 on Thursday
Reply by TravelAddictedNavyMom


My son left for bootcamp 2weeks ago. When are allowed to make a call.

Started by Angie

3 Sep 16
Reply by belovedbyHim

Looking a head a little

Good evening! Will after boot camp graduation will the sailors check their large duffle bags at the airport and then be able to take a back…

Started by Happynurse

16 Jul 24
Reply by joe-mom

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

2 Jun 27
Reply by Chipmunk

PIR Weekend Experiences - Post Covid

I am starting this discussion so that you may share your PIR experiences here for us to be able to refer back to. Since PIR - Pass in Revie…

Started by Chipmunk

16 Jun 27
Reply by Chipmunk

Blue Candles

I cycled through a few different ideas and ended up with this lantern with a blue 'flameless' candle that I got on Amazon (they are not eas…

Started by mom2blondies

40 Jun 27
Reply by Chipmunk

What PIR weekend may be like for those flying out of GL

This is meant to share information for those whose sailors are flying out of GL. There is other information posted in the BC Mom pages but…

Started by Chipmunk

74 Jun 27
Reply by Chipmunk

Calling cards in boot camp

Hi HELP! New navy mom here. My son is in week one of basic. I would like to send him a calling card with my first letter. I am lost about w…

Started by Shebamom

11 Jun 3
Reply by Trey

Advice Before You Start this Journey

found this on the computer when i openned it this morning (attachment). My husband is stressed beyond belief and this is totally not him. W…

Started by Navy Nuke

0 May 26


Hello, I am needing some assistance, things have gone astray since my son married his wife. Her and her family have alienated me as to any…

Started by Johanna

5 May 24
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