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.)

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




Married to the Navy

I know there are a TON of groups for wives, girlfriends & fiances, but I wanted one dedicated to wives in particular and let you all in on the benefits and resources we need on a day to day basis to run our home and family life.

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2019

Discussion Forum

husband just left for japan, we just got married

Started by ProudNavyWifeFresca Nov 13, 2012. 0 Replies

just got married, while he was on leave, after a school, so im wondering how i can get to japan without any problems, were thinking of waiting a year to save, paperwork, rank up to E-3, pack.…Continue

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Comment by Bria on September 12, 2019 at 11:28pm
I know this is typically for wives who are pursuing their marriage, but i have no one to talk to or turn to. If anyone could give me advice or steer me in the right direction on what i should do about a divorce.. I would like to resolve this in a calm matter and not have to come out of pocket. My husband has had multiple affairs in our marriage for who knows how long. We would have been married for 5 years on the 23rd and we have been separated for a year when i moved back home.... he is leaving for deployment in a few weeks, Any input would be grateful
Comment by SubWife2010 on August 4, 2011 at 7:00pm
 I hope every one is doing well :):) I just wanted to share :)Navy Wives and SOs I am starting a Pen Pal program on USN Sisterhood (on facebook If you would like to get involved come on over Or just email me at (when you email let me know if you would like to communicate though Email, text, or normal mail) This is a great opportunity for you to get to know another wife or SO and have someone to talk to who knows what you are going through! Hope to hear from you :):)
Comment by leng198 on April 11, 2011 at 11:35am

Hi everyone. I know this webpage/group will help me get through the long months hubby might be away. Today is his flight briefing. Not sure yet if they are going to fly him out tomorrow to the Boxer.

He is stationed in San diego but we live 4 hours away from there.

Hope to get to know all of you and keep each other motivated and strong.

Comment by ProudNavyWife Ship 7 Div110 on March 14, 2011 at 2:29pm
Old Navy, Gap & affiliated companies offer 10% off the 1st through the 5th of every month. I showed up on the 6th and they were nice enough to extend the discount to me. :)
Comment by Navywife1014 on March 13, 2011 at 11:38pm
Hi Ladies! Nice to meet you all! I just joined the group as my hubby is out on the Reagan and I am trying to find Navy related wife stuff online to keep me from pulling my hair out from worry! Can't wait to get to know you all, we're stationed in Oak Harbor, Wa right now, originally from San Diego, anyone in those areas?
Comment by Lauren - Sub Wife - Bangor, Wash on February 23, 2011 at 9:59pm

ProudNavyWife Ship7 Div110,

Good luck on getting WA!  We are excited as we both grew up in Oregon, he on the coast and I near Portland.  We then lived in Colorado for five years right after we got married, I am so glad to be moving back to the Northwest. 

It goes so fast after bootcamp, hang in there  : )  .

Comment by ProudNavyWife Ship 7 Div110 on February 23, 2011 at 8:11pm
Oh I am so jealous Lauren! I LONG to be stationed in WA. No word yet as hubby's not done with BC. He's AECF so there's a lot still up in the air. Dream assignment for us would be CA or WA but who knows with the Navy! ;)
Comment by Lauren - Sub Wife - Bangor, Wash on February 19, 2011 at 12:24am

Hi proudNavywife (submariner),

I just found this group as well and my husband is just finished sub school yesterday.  We are stationed in Bangor, WA.  Do you know where you will be stationed yet? 

Hello to everyone, thanks for being on here  : )

Comment by camenae on February 18, 2011 at 4:57pm
No big deal. I've seen it listed on many of my groups. It may have just been that particular person I spoke to that day. The post office is on my way to Walmart (which I admittedly go to often) so it's not out of the way for me. :)
Comment by ProudNavyWife Ship 7 Div110 on February 18, 2011 at 3:56pm
Sorry about that Camanae, I only saw it posted elsewhere on N4M and thought I should pass it along. Good to know though for those with deployed Sailors! Thank you for updating us with that info. :)

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