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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

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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Latest Activity: Jan 28, 2019

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Comment by navywife21 on March 19, 2012 at 1:37pm

Hi all. Would anyone be able to find me a good inexpensive site that assists you in making a scrapbook/photo album with your photos? I want to make something for my sailor that's currently deployed. 

Any help is appreciated. :)

Comment by Schafam Master at Arms Mom on January 22, 2012 at 12:28pm

great web site, but no Master at Arms :(

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on November 10, 2011 at 4:44pm

Birdie does an awesome job!

Comment by Birdie on November 9, 2011 at 12:02am

I've been involved with Heads at Ease, sewing and shipping pillowcases to our deployed troops.

Recently I opened and Etsy store and all proceeds to towads the pillowcases and care packages I send.

Here is the link to my Etsy store


I sell vintage jewelry and collectibles, as well as handmade cat toys. I'm hoping to add more handmade items very soon.

Anyone that uses coupon code N4MFREE will receive free shipping for their entire order.

I occasionally run a special 24-hour sale, where I offer 10% off all items. I usually don't advertise those sales. The coupon code will be shown in the header of my Etsy store. So I encourage people to check my store on a regular basis, in order for them to be able to take advantage of those sales.

To see where my proceeds are used, visit me on Facebook at Adopt-A-Pillowcase for a Soldier.



Comment by Suzi-OH on November 7, 2011 at 6:12pm
Horses for Heroes -
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Comment by Suzi-OH on November 7, 2011 at 6:09pm deals -
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Comment by Suzi-OH on November 7, 2011 at 6:07pm - Let's Bring 'Em Home

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