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.



Military Deals & Freebies


Military Deals & Freebies


Links and information on deals for our Military

Active Duty, Reserves, Veterans.

Also links anyone can use as well as links with information.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 15, 2018 at 11:51am

Something I saw on FB - "Heroes pay Zero".  Help for homebuying.

Comment by Bayou girl on November 9, 2012 at 12:27pm

For Veteran's Day Olive Garden is giving Active Duty and Veterans a free meal. Also Outback is giving all Active Duty and Veterans free beverages and free Blooming Onions. :)

Comment by Suzi-OH on April 10, 2012 at 10:18am
Comment by sunriseglow on April 9, 2012 at 1:59am

Hello all! :) HAPPY EASTER! :

I have News That Will Brightened All of Your Days With A  Huge Big Smile! :)

FREE- Much help for ALL of You! :)  Any Branch, Land or Sea! :)                                                                                                 Jacob's light Foundation!

Foundation -Volunteers to Support  All Our Troops, some PGR,Blue Star Moms, Many Veterans Groups, Girl & Boy Scouts to name a few. Many Many more Volunteers & Groups Supporting This! :)


Please check them out! Doing Amazing Things with Planes Full of Care packages Going out to All Our Loved Ones, Entire Units, etc...Please be Patient on Response from them as many more Volunteers are being added  Accommodating e-mail requests or calls. Leave a Message & Please be Patient! Everyone Will Be Heard! :) If it is a Special Request, You will hear back from Military connected only! Put ATT: Founder! on e-mail or phone call! :)

Volunteers are needed for packing boxes, etc..., so if you wish to Support Our Troops, please contact them!

Have a Beautiful Day! :) 

Comment by sunriseglow on March 28, 2012 at 3:41pm

Came Across this today, posted by a longtime member! This is not a freebie, but great deal to Celebrate your Navy Loved ones Big Days! Wanted to pass this along! .This was posted from oldsarge on N4M- Many dads have asked about cigars to have with their Graduates. I have a friend who has a cigar business and he ships anywhere on the planet personalized cigars with your Sailors name on it! Check out his page here on N4M, it is open for contact info if your interested! he is Retired Army of 20 years doing amazing things for all our Sailors & more! Hope you all Enjoy your Day!

Comment by Dawn L. on March 22, 2012 at 8:36pm is offering free 8 x 8 photo books until march 28TH if anyone is interested. I think I am going to make one for Ben of the photos he has been taking on the ship.

Comment by navywife21 on March 20, 2012 at 12:12am

Great idea, Dawn L. Thanks a bunch. :)

Comment by Dawn L. on March 19, 2012 at 8:26pm
navywife21- I did a photo book for Ben when he began his deployment. I made it through the USO and it is FREE! You put it all together on their website and they will print it & send it to him as along as he has an FPO/APO address. Here is the website:
Comment by navywife21 on March 19, 2012 at 4:09pm
Thanks a ton. I know someone that got theirs done through CVS. I'll have toto look for the drugstore coupons for it. :)
Comment by navymommo on March 19, 2012 at 3:42pm

We have used a coupon online through CVS drugstores. You make the photo album online and they print and bind it at the drugstore.  You can get it in a few hours and the cost with the coupon ( and about 15 photos) is about 15 dollars.  very nice deal!!


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