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



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!

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Latest Activity: May 9

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 Melissa Greenfield on May 23, 2008 at 1:47pm
Hi Cat :)
Glad to see you!!!! Welcome
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on May 23, 2008 at 1:46pm
Hello Denise Welcome to Michigan Moms
Where is Levering located? What job is Pete going to do in the Navy? We look forwarding to hearing about him!!!!!!!!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 22, 2008 at 9:15am
Teri - I can certainly understand why you would question this letter. When we received our son's first letter ...I was stunned at the handwriting! So neat, so formed, so incredible compared to what his normal sloppy old writing was!!! It's just one of many pleasant improvements we have seen!!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on May 22, 2008 at 6:26am
Lisa is correct they do have them write in block and the number 0 will have a line through it. this makes it known that its a zero and not the letter O. and remember he is in a new enviroment and with people he is just learning about and getting to know. Oh and dont forget that when you see him at PIR he will have changed. Some change a little others a lot but you will see how he has grown. Don't worry, remember these men and women are being tested. they are tired I'm sure you will feel better when you get to talk to him.
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on May 19, 2008 at 5:12pm
Welcome Teri to Michigan Moms
If you have any questions just ask!!!!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on May 13, 2008 at 7:33am

To the group Adele & Julie!!!!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on May 11, 2008 at 3:31pm
Leave so you arrive at your hotel on the 12th. We drove by the base so we knew where it was and where we were going. get a good night sleep (if you can I was so excited I couldnt) and leave early so you can get to the base no earlier than the time the gate is to open. If you arrive to early they wont let you sit in front of the gate. But there will be a long line. take lots of kleenex and a camera have fun!!!!!!!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on May 2, 2008 at 6:24pm
Hi Barb No I never heard of it. I love Navy for Moms tho so I havent looked around. Plus I like the fact that it's for Navy since things are different in each branch.
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on May 1, 2008 at 6:47am
It is cool to see the K-9's work. They are like an extention of the sailor!!!!!

Glad to have you aboard Lora!!!!!!!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on April 29, 2008 at 2:06pm
K-9 cool! I haven't heard much about that division but just returning from PIR - we got to see them in action as they used them to inspect all of the cars coming into graduation.

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