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.

Format Downloads:

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.)

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


Chris from Missouri

Missouri Family and Friends


Missouri Family and Friends

A group for Navy Family and Friends from the state of Missouri with DEP or Active children

Members: 216
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2021

Discussion Forum

Meet and Greet plus Packing Party

Started by carols_kitchen Aug 7, 2013. 0 Replies

St. Louis Cardinals game August 15, 2013, (Swearing in of Cardinal Company)

Started by PROUDMAMMAOF2SAILORSSHIP11DIV383. Last reply by carols_kitchen May 30, 2013. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


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Comment by MaggieMay on October 31, 2014 at 9:57am

Happy Halloween!!!!!

Comment by MaggieMay on October 15, 2014 at 7:29pm
Congratulations KC Royals - American League Champs! Now let's go Cardinals we want an I-70 World Series!
Comment by MaggieMay on October 14, 2014 at 9:46am

momof1 - next time the KC moms get together give them all a "hello" from the other side of the state.  Us Cardinal fans love ya!!  Good luck to your son in C school

Comment by momof1navyguy on October 13, 2014 at 3:54pm

I have not been on here in months..... My son is now at Oceana for C school. He just got there in Sept and doesn't actually start school until the 22nd. He is staying busy though with work and a little play. He is 19 and says there is more there for his age than what was in P'Cola.  GO KC ROYALS!!! Hope all is well with everyone!! If you are near the KC/KS area then you should check out Navy moms of KC on FB. We get together once a month for dinner and to celebrate and support one another. 

Comment by MaggieMay on October 13, 2014 at 9:32am

Happy 239th Birthday to the Navy!!!!!  

Nice to hear from a couple of familiar moms...glad you checked in.

Wow Sandy your son sure is keeping busy.  Congrats to him and his new bride....wishing them many years of happiness together.  And a double congrats on his EAWS pin!  I remember your son joined the Navy shortly after mine....hard to believe it's been almost 3 years now.  My son is currently on deployment and he is planning on re-enlisting next year so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes good for him.  I'm very proud and glad he wants to stay in.

Take care everyone and stop in to say hello and let us know how you're doing....any new moms out there?

Comment by SandySea on October 10, 2014 at 6:45pm

Hello Mo! Haven't been here for a long time either, Carol & Carol.  Hope your sailors are doing well.  Mine just got married, has been to Japan and back, and will be going for a couple of weeks of training here in the states and then to someplace in Europe next year. He's said he should be getting his EAWS wings pinned on soon.  What is the update with your sailors??

My daughter is a soph in college this year--still on the nursing school track but hitting the difficult classes this semester for sure--Anatomy and Microbiology with lectures and labs.

What's new everyone?

Comment by carols_kitchen on October 10, 2014 at 3:27pm

I haven't been on N4M in ages.  How are you doing?  It's a cold dreary day, but we've needed the rain in our yard.

Comment by MaggieMay on October 10, 2014 at 9:27am

HELLO MISSOURI!  Is there anybody out there?  Hope all is well for each of you and your Sailors!

Comment by MaggieMay on August 22, 2014 at 10:37am

Hello Missouri and Happy Friday to you All!

WooHoo I know we have some moms at PIR right now! Congratulations to all of the Navy's newest Sailors!!!!!

Have a Great Weekend Everyone and stay cool....well we all are already cool cuz we're Navy Moms...but stay cool from the heat too!!!!!

Comment by NavyMom5.7 on August 2, 2014 at 12:16am
PIR seemed so long ago! It was a wonderful celebration. And live is waaaayyyyy better than live streaming! My daughter's A school is at Great Lakes. I'm very happy about that, knowing that come September, she can be stationed far away. This has been a great experience for her and I have noticed a change. Navy proud!

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