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 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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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

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




Japan Moms

For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

Members: 684
Latest Activity: Jan 4

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!

Discussion Forum

Cell Phone in Sasebo

Started by Aggiemom2020. Last reply by CindyN Dec 29, 2021. 3 Replies

Getting a cat to Yokusaka

Started by mmgsc100. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Dec 29, 2021. 1 Reply

Birthday cake

Started by NukeMom_09Nov Nov 8, 2020. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by T-Lynn on January 4, 2022 at 8:51pm


OOPS - sorry. this only proves I NEED to see the eye doctor. 

But glad you Checked In !

Hope the New Year is going well for all

chat soon hugs

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 31, 2021 at 10:39pm

Hi T-Lynn - thanks for the response, but it was actually info for Aggiemom.  My son (and DIL) are actually veterans now and I'm one of the main admins on the N4M I see all the posts and try to guide everyone in the right direction (as much as I can lol!).  I appreciate the activity in all the groups and enjoy the info that is shared.  I'm learning new things all the time (and I've been around since 2012).

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.  Here's hoping for a better 2022!

Comment by T-Lynn on December 31, 2021 at 7:17pm

HI All

LUCK Blondie !!!!!

Hugs all

Comment by Blondie on December 31, 2021 at 9:27am

Hope everyone had a Great Christmas!

Miss, I keep telling my husband the same thing! Get our bedroom and bath accessible BEFORE something happens.  Hope he gets it all done and has is surgery soon So He can recover quickly and Enjoy Life!

T-Lynn hope you're doing those toe writings and getting stronger. Thanks for the Blessing At Christmas and I'll Surely toast ya Sat. morning. 

Crazy as ever here.  Busy end of the year stuff, closing accounts, everyone wants in 1 more time so insurance pays. After work today I have to post all Direct Deposits, so books and bank agree, do my weeklies, month-ends and Year ends(I finished 2 already, cause they're not working today, did them last night. These 11 and a half hours are killing me!) inventory (which I have started) ... Unless I want to work tomorrow or Sunday and I DON"T!   Kim's last day  is today so then I'm on my own again, still reaching out and interviewing best we can over Holidays it's hard.  They're waiting at the dooor for me to open, Wish me luck. LOL

Happy New Year, Be Safe. Navy Mom HUGS!

Comment by T-Lynn on December 30, 2021 at 10:23pm


 Early wish of Happy New Year to all.

And I plan on toasting to our Pan Moms here too.

Anyone who wants to join in - raise a glass of what drink makes you happy - and say a wish for our navy moms.  I will do it on Saturday at Breakfast. 

B'sNukeMoM  - Hi and welcome aboard. WE share alot here and give a much support as we can - even if we are miles away.  So feel free to ask - cry and even yell if you need . Honest - we all been there and we all listen well.  And send hugs too, that you can feel.

About the cell. When my sailor was there - both times.  He purchased a cell in Japan and put his USA cell on hold.  I think it was Sprint at the time that will stop the USA cell until your sailor or any military persons asks for it to be started up again. This way- with the Japan cell - no problems with fees and it worked out great.  Even live chats. 

I think there is something in our discussion about cell phones. .Yes, its there, just click View All and you can scroll down and see all the discussions. 

There is a discussion about :"If our sailors need a Pass Port."Answer: YES !!!!

So hope you find the answer you need.

take care all 

Hey, Roll Call ! check in - got to hear from you all. My gossip tank is low. Hugs

PS B'sNukeMoM - Roll Call is asking for the moms to get on and chat. And just seeing them makes you feel good. hugs

Comment by DramaSoul on December 29, 2021 at 8:02pm

Hi All,

No time to go into everything but I promise I will catch up soon. I wanted to repsond to the phone thing. We used WhatsApp when my son was deployed to Okinawa. He was there 6 months.

Wishin' you and your loved ones a Healthy Happy New Year full of Joy!

Hugs to all!!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 29, 2021 at 11:27am

Aggiemom2020 posted a discussion up above regarding cell phone use in Sasebo.  Hopefully someone can help her out with this.  We used WhatsApp back in 2015 when my son deployed (but he was never in Japan).  I still here good things about the app.

Comment by T-Lynn on December 27, 2021 at 9:03pm

HI All

 Just checking in 

Hope all have a wonderful Christmas. 

And now getting to bring in the new.

take car all hugs

Comment by T-Lynn on December 21, 2021 at 9:12pm


 Miss - rest. What is that again?  I had that doctor tell me to take it slow and easy.  When I told him about the 2 grandkids - he giggled! but still said: Slow and Easy.

I am now 95% healed.  I have a new exercise.  Cross right over left leg and then with BIG toe - write the alphabet. Both large and small letters. And I was told I could do this watching TV.

Haha - of late - walking and chewing gum has been hard!  So this writing with the big toe - working on it.  But it does gentle stretch the area needed.  I was told if I feel a pull - back off and rest. Remember Slow and Easy.

Finally all done with cards and gifts.  Now just coast to Christmas. 

Hope you and the rest of the Moms are all ready and taking it Slow and Easy. Ok, I'll stop.

From my heart - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Mystery of the Past

Inspiration in the Present

Hope for the Future

Winter Solstice Blessing to my Firends


Comment by Mississippi Mom on December 14, 2021 at 1:48pm

T-Lynn, take care of that Achilles.  They tend to take their time in healing.  Sounds like you are wearing many hats with your grandchildren.  I am sure you having lots of fun.  Rest as often as you.   


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