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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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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How To Reduce the Number of Emails You Receive from N4M

Some have been frustrated with the large number of emails that they receive from NavyforMoms if they are a member of one or more very active groups. Here is how I have reduced the number of emails I receive and yet still follow things that are important to me.


Click on Settings in the upper left.

Click on Email in blue in the middle.

Here is what I have:

Email Notifications

Email Frequency

Send me email notifications...

  • Instantly


Navy For Moms Messages

Email me when I receive...

         A personal message

  • A message from Navy For Moms

         A message from one of my groups

         A message from one of my events

         A message sent to multiple recipients

  • A comment on My Page

         Alerts sent by an app

Requests & Invitations

Email me when I get...

  • A friend request

         A group invitation

         An event invitation

Content & Members

Email me when...

          My content is featured

          My content is approved

          Someone sends me a gift

          Someone I invite joins Navy For Moms

          Anyone joins Navy For Moms


Email me when I have...

          New comments to approve

Stop Following All Activity Content items include blog posts, discussions, events, groups, group discussions, Pages, photos and videos. Close

Email me when there is new activity...

  • On items I add
  • On items I comment on

         In my groups

Turn Off All Emails

    I don't want to receive emails from Navy For Moms


Dots indicate the items I have marked. You may want something different.

Be sure to Click the "Save" button after you make the changes.


Anytime I comment on the Comment Wall in a group I click "Stop Following" so that I don't get notifications for new comments. Instead I go to the "My Groups" tab and see when the last activity was and I go to the group if there has been activity since I last visited the group. (Click on the GROUPS tab and then click "My Groups" or you can click "My Groups" if you are currently on the main page of any group and it will take you to the listing of the groups you are a member of. You can see if there has been any activity in the groups you are a member of by checking the info next to "Latest Activity" under each group.Your groups are also listed on your My Page on the left. You may need to click on "Groups" in blue in the listing under your profile pic and then you will be able to see all of your groups and can the date or time of the latest activity for each group and then go to any group that has had activity since you were last on.) I also watch the "Latest Activity" feed on the left to see if there in any new activity that I might be interested in. 

I don't click "Stop Following" in Discussions and Blogs because usually there is not a lot of activity in those (although some get pretty active at times) and I might miss something if I turned off notifications for those.

I used to have friend requests and comments on my My Page turned off because I can easily check for those, but I have them turned on right now. (If you have any new Friend Requests, then there will be parentheses with the number of new requests you have. Just click on "Friends" or the parentheses to go to your Friends and click on "Requests Received" to accept or decline a friend request from a member. After accepting a request, you will then be able to leave a comment for the member or send a PM. If you turn off notifications for comments on your Comment Wall, then be sure to check the Comment Wall on your My Page at least every time you log on to see if you have any new comments.)

I do not receive notifications about personal messages since it is easy to see if a message is in the Inbox when I log on. (Look in the upper left next to Inbox. If there are any new messages, then there will be parentheses with the number of new messages you have. Just click on "Inbox" or the parentheses to go to your Inbox to read your PM's.)

Anyway, that is how I cut down on the hundreds of emails I used to get daily from N4M.

I hope that helps you some.

The above information is provided by lemonelephant, the mom of a retired Sailor.

Last updated 06/05/2018


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