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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 30, 2008 at 9:27pm
Hey Michigan Moms, I will be in the Metro Detroit area in September and wondering if you would like to plan a gathering to meet and discuss our...favorite subjects!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 30, 2008 at 3:38pm
Our son wanted sweet tarts! He said they just get no sugar in boot camp! He liked the food there well enough but just wanted something sweet!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 30, 2008 at 2:08pm
Congrats Susan to your new Sailor!! The memories of PIR will stay with you forever :-)

Teri - Henry will do fine on those battle stations - you will be celebrating his PIR soon!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on June 28, 2008 at 1:19pm

To our new sailors !!!!!!!!!
Oh and moms it does get a little easier after BC, because you know they are well trained!!!!! :)
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on June 28, 2008 at 1:12pm
Welcome to the group Cyndy DEP for a year... My son joined 2 days after his 21st birthday and left for BC about three weeks later:) He's an MA, has been in Bahrain 9 months we have seen him 9 days in the last year and 3 months. He will be coming home around Sept/Oct and then is being sent to Sigonella, Sicily for 2 years.
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on June 27, 2008 at 6:11am
Welcome to the group Lynn!!! Sherry cant wait to see the pic's. Enjoy your visit, where is Greg going next?
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 23, 2008 at 11:49am
Lisa, are you picking on us Southern types? :-) Although I was born and raised in MI, we know make our home in Atlanta. Our children have only seen snow once or twice. Our son has been in GL since February and will be staying until November so he may get to see more snow in one year than he has in a lifetime!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 19, 2008 at 2:02pm
I know Macomb County and lived in either Monroe or Wayne Counties most of my life. Depending on their rating, they may have both A and C school. Our son is in AE//CF so he will be doing both. He's been in school since 4/25 taking an advance technical training class (10 weeks) this is before his A school even begins - he'll be in GL until at least mid November but we knew that going in. His C school maybe almost a year long so it will be awhile before he sees his first ship but he should be well schooled before he gets there! lol
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 17, 2008 at 1:07pm
Welcome Donna, What part of MI are you in? I was in Livonia and all of my family lives in the lower part of the state but we have moved to the south and love it here. UP is gorgeous.

Our son is also in Advanced Electronics but FC - he is still in A school so we have a long road ahead of us on that six year contract.
Comment by Navy for Moms Admin on June 5, 2008 at 9:03am
Woooo! Wings! For a split second I thought they would have to go in overtime. but whew- thank goodness- I don't think my body could do more overtimes! I think it was fair that Henry got the first award! That parade tomorrow is going to be INSANE! I can't wait to watch it on TV. CC

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