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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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.

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Please, if you no longer want to be a part of N4M's consider NOT deleting your profile as everything you have ever posted will disappear when you delete it .  You can leave a group but don't permanently delete your profile!

A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.


In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

Discussion Forum

Depression of husband

Started by vivian (Ship 03, Div 021). Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Oct 9, 2019. 14 Replies

Bursting with pride BUT.........

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Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jan 12, 2015. 0 Replies

Sending 2 off to Basic in less than 3 weeks between them

Started by k10mom (Ship 14, Division 146). Last reply by CO-TwinSalorsMom Nov 12, 2014. 8 Replies

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Comment by mariecb on Sunday

BNukeMom - So glad you are safe to Michigan and enjoying time with your son and family - you so deserve it!!  ENJOY!!

Comment by Tammy⚓️Girl on Sunday

BNukeMom, enjoy your visit with your son.  I know you are there now and I am thinking of you.  Glad you got to Michigan safe and sound.  Tamie 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Sunday

Hi ladies - made it to Michigan!  B's birthday is today and we spent the day at Higgins Lake.  It was beautiful out there.  Tomorrow we are going to a Lansing Lugnuts game for Father's Day.  We've done some things around their house and still have a list of things to do lol!  Having a great time so far.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on June 16, 2021 at 5:43pm

Heading to Michigan tomorrow - can't wait!  We're flying Southwest though and I see they've had some delays the last few days - something to do with their computers.  Hopefully everything is good tomorrow!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on June 11, 2021 at 6:27pm

Tammy Girl - B is out now but even when he was in the Navy we would try to see him at least once a year - either we would travel to him or he would travel home.  But with that being said he hasn't been home for his birthday (June) or a Thanksgiving since 2012 (or a Mother's Day or Father's Day or mine or hubbies bday).  But we are heading to Michigan next week and we will be celebrating his 32nd birthday with him and also Father's Day!  Can't wait.  And we are staying for 10 days which is even better!  Hurry up and get here Thursday lol!

Comment by Tammy⚓️Girl on June 11, 2021 at 5:49pm

B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN - thanks.  Yea, it's never enough time.  Curious, what is the longest you all have gone without seeing your sailors?  For me, 9 months. 

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Happy Tuesday!

TammyGirl - glad you got to spend a little time with your son and even better to meet his GF!  Oh how we wish the visits could be longer lol!

Comment by Tammy⚓️Girl on June 4, 2021 at 7:36pm

Hi Empty Nesters, we did get to see our son briefly on Monday evening and Tuesday.  He flew back to San Diego on Wednesday morning at 6am.  He was home longer, but went to the beach with a group of friends.  We did get to meet his girlfriend and that was a big bonus.  Happy Friday to all. 


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