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.




Maryland Moms

Group for moms who are in Maryland.

Members: 101
Latest Activity: Sep 8, 2021

Discussion Forum

Navy Mom From Harford County

Started by Marlin729. Last reply by Marlin729 Jun 24, 2015. 2 Replies

Southern MD

Started by EveningDew. Last reply by FeatheredNest Nov 9, 2012. 7 Replies

New Navy Mom

Started by tbnorris. Last reply by tbnorris May 25, 2011. 3 Replies

Comment Wall


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

Comment by Texas Sailor Mom on January 8, 2019 at 12:36pm

Good morning, I am from Texas but my sailor son re-enlisted and now has shore duty in Annapolis, Maryland.  He has been there for a couple of weeks, barracks are in the process of being remodeled and he is  looking for a place to rent.  Please, if anyone has information where he can rent as soon as possible would  be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Comment by M Dunne Navy on December 5, 2016 at 12:26am

I had requested on FB and never got an accept - so I will request again - my name is different on FB than here - 

Comment by therevbev on December 3, 2016 at 10:54am

Comment by ellen0502 7 hours ago

The short of it about the website.

Navy for Moms has a new agency in control, and it is a hosted website. The membership cap for this website is 100,000, and that cap was hit in April.

The membership cap could be increased, but along with the increase for members comes a huge increase in monthly cost.The decision was made by the agency with the Navy to delete inactive members, freeing up room for thousands (if not tens of thousands) new members.

If you look at the column to the left on this page you will see new members arriving! :)

There is a group of us, starting in October, and with much work from B'sNukeMoM⚓️MM, that have been in direct contact with each other, with the ad agency and the Navy powers that be. We have been given admin privileges, and are working along with the agency to get things up and running again.

If you are in another group and the "warning" is not posted, please feel free to do so. We are trying to hit all the groups etc, but there are literally hundreds of them. Our fingers are moving as fast as they can. LOL

Good things are coming!

Comment by MarylandMom on December 3, 2016 at 12:02am

I also received the message about logging in. So here I am !! I hope everyone is doing well

Comment by therevbev on December 2, 2016 at 1:24pm

copied from another page....

Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) 1 hour ago

Is everyone on this site aware that if you have not posted in a long time you might get deleted? N4M hasn't been taking new members in a long time but through the efforts of one of the Nuke moms, we have new life. The N4M site tops out at 100,000 members and right now there is a waiting list to join of 3000+. I can't remember the date exactly that you would have had to post in order to stay on, but I recommend that if you want to stay on N4Ms and you haven't posted in a while, please do so.

Comment by therevbev on June 4, 2016 at 8:58am

Just a reminder that if you aren't on Facebook, there are those of us who check here regularly. Welcome aboard.

Comment by lori on September 20, 2015 at 2:42pm

Welcome Amy! As Colleen wrote most of the activity is over on the Maryland Navy mom's on FB. Are you the Amy that asked to join on there? I'm having a brain fart- !

Comment by ColleenE'smom on September 18, 2015 at 5:33am
Welcome Amy! If you are on Facebook look up Maryland Navy moms, that is used more then this site.
Comment by ADA on September 17, 2015 at 7:59pm

Hi Everyone!  i'm Amy and I live in Rosedale.   My son just swore in today.  He'll be in DEP until he graduates high school in June, and he leaves for RTC on 7/6/16.  I'm so happy for him, and a nervous wreck at the same time.    

Comment by lori on August 1, 2015 at 11:31am

Welcome to the 2 new moms! As the revbev mentioned most of the 'action' is on the FB Maryland navy moms. Come on over if you haven't already! I'm one of the admins for that group so if I see your name [though it might be different than what you use on here] I'll add you to our group. Just request membership!

I live in Olney and my son has been in the navy for 5 years. He is stationed in SD.

Amy- you will be surprised how quickly the time goes by! Before you know it you will be going to his PIR! Crying happy tears at how much he's grown up. He has chosen a wonderful path to be on! All the best to you and your son!


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