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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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.




Craft Ideas

A collaboration of ideas for Navy related crafts, links and projects. More heads are better than one!! Brag on your own creation or bring an idea.

Members: 26
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2023

Discussion Forum

Scrap book ideas

Started by gsskygirl(SECF) Jul 24, 2011. 0 Replies

This is from the scrap book group...Scrapbook in a box…Step 1….. Take a 12x12 sheet of cardstock (this will be the base of the box) and cover it with patterned paper or random stamp the paper. Then…Continue

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Comment by Joniana (Helen) on December 2, 2016 at 12:55pm

Would like to remain a member of this group.  My thanks and happy holidays to all!

Comment by Amy 404 on February 24, 2015 at 2:47pm

Thank you for letting me join your group.  I am a Navy mom.  My hobby is stained glass working.  Am I allowed to post pics and contact information on this site?

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on September 3, 2013 at 12:57am

give me a few days

Comment by shirleyann on September 2, 2013 at 8:31pm

Sue--Super...the more ideas the better...I may be shipping a Christmas tree ...

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on September 2, 2013 at 5:37pm

Shirley, I have some things that could be adapted.

Comment by shirleyann on September 1, 2013 at 9:39pm

Any ideas for navy theme Christmas ornaments????

Comment by gsskygirl(SECF) on September 11, 2011 at 3:35pm

I created t-shrits for a couple of the sailors in CT... fun site and not a bad price!


Comment by SonandSea on August 2, 2011 at 8:38pm

My friend just showed me this site. The Navy scrapbooks are GREAT!!!

Comment by gsskygirl(SECF) on July 19, 2011 at 9:27pm
Comment by gsskygirl(SECF) on July 18, 2011 at 7:37pm

there are three places the help support N4M...

zazzle,  cafe press and printfection  be sure to check those out too!



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