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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

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.




Japan Moms

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

Members: 683
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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

Getting a cat to Yokusaka

Started by mmgsc100 Jul 6. 0 Replies

Birthday cake

Started by NukeMom_09Nov Nov 8, 2020. 0 Replies

Going to Japan

Started by PhillyMom. Last reply by charlijo Mar 22, 2020. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Japan Moms to add comments!

Comment by Kim on September 21, 2021 at 8:20am

I have a cold. You remember that old fashioned disease where you blow your nose and cough alot!  My mask is on when I go anywhere and I keep my negative covid test in my pocket.

All is good here.  How is everyone else?

Comment by T-Lynn on September 20, 2021 at 8:39pm


 Any of you out there?

 Hey  Miss - Blondie - Kim - Drama and the REST of you all

Check in. 

Enjoy this beautiful Harvest Moon tonight.

And wishing you all an early wish of happiness and abundance this Autumn. that's this Wednesday !


Comment by T-Lynn on August 25, 2021 at 11:27am

HI Miss

SO happy to hear you and your family are ok !

How scary. And how strange - your MIL home no damage at all and yet, all the debris in her yard.  Almost like she was collecting it for an easy clean up.

I know you all are working hard and long to clean up.  Please do not over do!. You need to relax a bit so as not to wear yourself out.   

So Mom would not eat because she feared she lost her cook. So GLAD things are back to track for her too.

Honest - you have had enough enough of a roller coaster ride.

Will send along positive vibes and healing to your community.  Stay safe.  hugs

Comment by Mississippi Mom on August 24, 2021 at 11:20am

Good morning! 

I am asking for prayers this morning.  We had 2 tornadoes to hit our small town Saturday night.  Thankfully we have had no injuries or deaths. But the destruction and devastation is just mind boggling.  The first one touched down right behind my brother's house.  He has no damage to his home, but lots of trees down.  Ironically he owns a tree trimming business.  He got all of the trees off of the street, and then headed into town.  He and his boys worked late Saturday night.  We were out of town and he called me, along with all of my other brothers and sisters.  I called my son and daughter-in-law, and asked them to go check on my Mom.  They did and called me to let me know she was fine and no damage at all at the facility.  The said my Mother-In-Law's house had some damage but she wasn't home.  My son then got his tractor and headed into town to help.  He worked that night, then all day Sunday.  The community has been tremendous pulling together.  They are still hauling debris from the streets to a dumping site.  We do have several houses that have lots of damage. We also still have a lot without power, and it is HOT here.   Turned out that my Mother-in-law did not have any to her house just lots of siding in her yard that belonged to someone else.  She did have lots of limbs down and we cleaned it all up Sunday.  We also picked up lots of glass and she didn't have a window broken.  Our city cemetery has so many huge oaks and cypress trees down all over it.  They were probably 100 + years old.  It is truly heartbreaking.  Thankfully not a lot of the markers were broken, just knocked over.  There are still a lot of trees that have to be removed, so they may find more damaged headstones.  

My Mom is doing better.  She is finally eating better.  The regular cook is back.  She had been on vacation, and Mom would not eat anything while she was gone.  She thought she had either quit or got fired, and they wouldn't tell her what was going on, (She probably didn't ask), so she wouldn't eat!  

Comment by T-Lynn on August 18, 2021 at 11:58am


So good to see words from Blondie and Miss. Hey sisters - sending Reiki Healing energy to you both !  I know you mentioned your families need - but you two count too. I will also add them in for healing. 

Gee- you two have had such hurtful dramas. I know there is a saying that you are given what you can handle - BUT - everyone needs a vacation.  So good to see you are doing that Blondie - enjoy time with your babies !!!  And Miss - do not blame yourself that you did not go along to help with your mom. I don't feel you made it bad for her and your sisters by NOT being there. Sometimes a rock in ones path will direct one the right way. Take it easy you two and hugs

Here weather is weird - cloudy - no sunny - looks like rain - haha fooling. BUT humidity on gee!  I only take the grandkids out when the swing set is in the shade. Then I have to make sure I don't feel pressure on my lungs. Honest the air is heavy and that bothers my breathing. Funny felt trapped being inside because of Covid rules and now it weather!

Otherwise all ok here. Just the normally getting bus routes - lunches and day care and I know next will be " I want to join Cub Scouts. "  

Need to get along - take care all

I feel you Kim. 


Comment by Blondie on August 11, 2021 at 8:20am

Just a quick HI.

We had yet another death 3 weeks ago. so now dealing with 3 estates 2 of them are intertwined. 

Boss's Mom got hit in the eye by a rock out of a mower, shattered her lens and a tear in other eye been a long 3-4 weeks! ER, Doctors, surgeons, follow ups, emergencies.... Same Boss's son has repeatedly been in trouble.

Nutritionist daughter's pregnancy took a turn for the worse, Doctor's apts. and  tests every 3 days and sometimes ER in between. I say take the baby! Lots of calling and re-scheduling that of course lands on me. I hate to answer the phone any more. 

Work is Crazy busy, I am working 6 days a week again. And all 4 practitioners have a call list (waiting list) 

I'm Exhausted!!!  Haven't seen my kids/grandkids since July 25th!  I know right but I'm having serious withdraws. 

Ex-sailor did bring Tahlia up to see us, but I was gone most the day. We cooked out and introduced her to roasted marshmallows. She fell right to sleep!  Sunday morning took her to Denny's and shopping. She ate Everything on her plate.  We bought her dot to dots and activity books, mazes etc... to help her with pencil/hand coordination and following instructions.  Day Care said they'd let her do this while others nap.  If she takes a nap during the day she's up till 11pm!  It's been a problem.

Hubby still not working, no unemployment since May 1. but we're okay, that's what I've saved for all these years. House is paid off and only 1 car payment. Insurance is what's killing us!  My pain gets better/worse with weather so I'm use to it but lots of storms then dry spell but now more storms everyday. Mowing has been challenging. Garden is a mess.

I'm taking Fri. and Sat. off this week and heading south to see my babies!  Community garage sales there on Friday & Saturday.  Sunday Baptising Miss Lillianna Grace!!!  

Keeping you all in my Thoughts and Prayers!

Comment by Mississippi Mom on August 10, 2021 at 2:52pm

Hey T-Lynn and all Pan Moms,   

It has been a while!  Yes it is a busy time of year.  My life has been totally crazy for the past few days.  My Mom fell last Wednesday morning.  They called me at 5:00 a.m.  Hubby and I jumped up and took off up there.  They told me as we went in the door that she couldn't move her left arm.  We took her to the ER and was told she had broken her shoulder.  Wanted to send her to Orthopedic.  Part of me knew there is nothing that can me done, but part of me was saying what if they can.  Long story short, saw Orthopedic, and he said there was no way he could do anything.  2 of my sisters carried her to this appointment so I could come to work.  They said it was a very tough day on them and her.  She couldn't help them at all getting her in and out of the van, and no one at the clinic would help.  One sister has bad back, and one has a bad shoulder.  I should have gone and helped.  You never know if the choice you make is right or wrong.  She has been in a lot pain the past few days, and has had really bad sugar lows.  She is a very brittle diabetic, and has not been eating much at all. Plus she cannot tolerate pain meds, so it has been some really tough days for her.  Yesterday was much, much better, and we are praying she is beginning to "turn the corner".  This morning when I went in to see her, her caregiver met me and told me that asked to go to the dining room this morning and ate a really good breakfast and fed herself!   Her confusion has got considerably worse, and we are not sure if she hit her head when she fell or not.  I told the ER doctors this, and they never checked anything.  They only x-rayed her shoulder and her ribs cause this is what she told them was hurting.  They asked me if she hit her head, and I told them we didn't know, but it was a very strong possibility.  The next day her cheek started bruising and she would not chew anything on that side.  So I feel sure she hit her head as well.  Honestly though, I would not take her back to that ER.  We have used that hospital many times, and received good care, but it was nothing but a circus full of monkeys that day!  

The rest of my family is doing well at the moment and for that I am so thankful.  

Work is crazy, and it seems the harder I try to get caught up the worse it gets.  

Hubby is staying super busy.  Right now he is doing 2 kitchens and he is getting close to finishing both of them.  The only problem is he is working for women and we all know that we are notorious for changing our minds.  One changes her quite often, so it just extends the job.  He is hoping to be done with both in a couple of weeks.  He had a birthday yesterday.  We took him out on the pontoon Sunday and had a picnic lunch in a cove.  He really enjoyed that, and my son was so happy that he wasn't working in the shop.  

Hope all is well.  

Take care and stay cool! 


Comment by T-Lynn on August 8, 2021 at 5:26pm

HI all,

Been some time that I have not seen any talk here.  So I believe all must be very busy these last weeks of summer.  

Hope all are having a great time - weather is being nice.  We have gone back to HOT Summer days with possible thunderstorms. Actually hoping for rain.  

I have been busy with grandkids. They love the swingset and running through the sprinkler. Wet hugs are nice.

Sailor is busy with his work and will be calling soon. Well, I hope so.

Take care  Chat soon hugs

Comment by T-Lynn on July 11, 2021 at 9:15pm

HI Kim !!!!

Oh does my heart good to see your message.

You have been on my mind for days. 

So you are totally correct - No News is Good news. 

And you just shared a bouquet of Sunflower Good News.

Yes, I must get back to sending pictures. And yes, I forgot how.

Heard from Alex - he and wife are in Gettysburg.  He loves to visit there.  And go on Ghost tours. But this time he was a bit bummed.  It was Bikers' Week in Gettysburg.  He didn't know and he has a Harley!  I know his wife Dania is doing all she can to let him know its ok - there is next year and his Ram Truck looks cool too.  

So take care - Hugs !!!!!

Comment by Kim on July 6, 2021 at 9:50am

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July.  I am a dual citizen of Canada/US and Canada Day is July 1st.  For two years I have not been able to celebrate with my brother and sister.  The border is still closed!  My sister lost her husband, our father and her youngest child (still living with her) from 11/2018 - 04/2019 and now lives alone.  Her 2 other children live close and she has 6 children so she is never alone, but it would be nice to see her soon.  Dang Covid!

Hair update....DIL hair is now longer than sailors.  Grandson needs a haircut so that she can have the longest hair in the house.  Actually apartment as they sold the house because they were supposed to move to Chicago end of June.  My son took grandson up to the roof to watch fireworks.  They saw 4 different exhibits at sea world.  They have no idea when he will get orders as HUMS works different than how new orders are selected.

Drama Soul.  Congratulations!  Welcome to the Grandma club.

T - Navy Moms motto is "No news is Good news"!!!

I am with you Blondie on gaining weight by looking at desserts.

Chris, my sailor and wife have been on a vegan diet for a month now.  He has had a lot of breathing issues in San Diego and is feeling a lot better on this.   They have recipes.  Being Japanese they eat a lot of Tofu and rice.  Not much meat.  Cutting out dairy has been a challenge.  There are a lot of vegan restaurants in San Diego so that helps.

Keep the pictures coming. 


Members (683)


© 2021   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service