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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Michigan Moms (and Family)


Michigan Moms (and Family)

Seeking all Michigan Moms!!!!!!!! Got a question... want to chat with others from Michigan.. Moms, then join us!!!!!

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!

Members: 317
Latest Activity: on Monday

Welcome come on in start a discussion, ask questions and answer a few too!!!!!!!

HAVE FUN !!!!!!


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

Baseball Game/Military Appreciation

Started by Kim F. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Jul 23, 2018. 11 Replies

Parents with SR at GL

Started by Miproudnavymom. Last reply by MaeJay Mar 23, 2016. 7 Replies

Ride home from Great Lakes on December 19-20, '14?

Started by InquiringMind. Last reply by Lorraine Mar 18, 2015. 6 Replies

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Comment by Melissa Greenfield on July 15, 2008 at 11:33am
I have to say I feel lucky. James didnt have a girlfriend when he left or a steady girl anyway.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 13, 2008 at 6:58pm
Congrats to your daughter Melissa - that is something to celebrate for sure.

My nephew did the reserves program and lives in Pickney (sp) and he has been home for two months and hasn't been able to find work. He is now on his THIRD interview @ Lowes for a part time job but they have so many applicants to pick from anymore that even a part time job is in such high demand. His sister is a sophmore @ Mi State and has looked all summer for a job and couldn't even find a part time one. It is tough in many states but i think Michigan is certainly the hardest hit. I do hope something starts improving soon for you.
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on July 12, 2008 at 8:30am
I live a half mile from the Indiana line and things are not well there. My husbands plant was closed in Feb. We have been living on a severance package they gave and unemployment. He's a truck driver who 5 years ago stopped doing long haul to spend more time at home so he drove local $16.50 hr. Driving jobs in the paper pop up from time to time. Only now those that were offering $12 - $16 are now $10 - $12 an hour and cant give 40 hours. You make more on unemployment :( He's thinking about going back over the road :( :( and our son James has said he will stay in the Navy if things are still bad when it comes time for him to rejoin. Our daughter who graduated from college in May has signed a teaching contract so at least she has a job for the next school year teaching high school english!!!!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on July 11, 2008 at 9:14am
Catherine: 50 in the next month. Ya if they dont start moving out of Michigan for better jobs. Or in most cases these days any jobs:( Tho not to sure things are much better anywhere else :)
You ladies have a wonderful day !!!!!!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 10, 2008 at 1:55pm
Hi ladies, Catherine started a new blog that I think will be interesting, when your time allows -

Hey - check out Catherine's new blog...
When my son/daughter first spoke about joining the service.

I think there will be some great stories there, please add yours!

PS...Our Navy Journey started while visiting our family in Michigan a year ago - so much can happen in a year!
Comment by Navy for Moms Admin on July 9, 2008 at 12:08pm
Holy cow... 36 members from MI! :) Gah. We could hit 50 in the next month! Crazy!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on July 7, 2008 at 12:19pm
Sherry*Greg's Mom* Glad you had a nice visit and I know how hard it is we have seen James 9 days in the last 1 1/2 years. He is coming home in Oct. and should have close to 30 days including travel time because he is being stationed from overseas to overseas. In case you havent heard I also have a plan to see my son when he gets to Sicily... I'm selling an arm and a leg for the plane ticket.. Ebay was suggested to me. LOL
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 7, 2008 at 12:18pm
Sherry, I don't think it matters how old they will always be hard to say goodbye. At least you can take great comfort in the fact that he was happy with his decision to join the Navy and knowing he is doing what he wants - is a a great thing to wish for our kids.
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on July 5, 2008 at 12:47pm
If any of you find your way near the Indiana border( I live in the lower southwest side of Michigan) let me know.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 2, 2008 at 11:50am
Ohhhh, whats a "Yooper" - is that a UP person?

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