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.)

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.



Mom's of Navy Divers Discussions (8)

← Back to Mom's of Navy Divers
Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Places to stay close to dive school in Panama City

We're planning to visit our son in February 2018, looking for recommendations for hotels close to base but still at enough away to give our…

Started by Allie Marie

2 Dec 4, 2017
Reply by Allie Marie


hello, I'm a new mom to a contracted ND.  graduation end of May and so excited to see our son! Will be be able to take him off base for the…

Started by hill

0 Apr 30, 2016

Dive Prep Prep

Hi Diver Moms, My DEP kindly asked me to temper sharing the helpful RTC info and focus on the real concern: Dive Prep! There is such great,…

Started by rae

1 Nov 29, 2014
Reply by Hello2u

Dive Prep

My boyfriend is in BC right now. I just got his PIR date. He will be staying in GL for dive prep. Will he get any extra liberty in between…

Started by candigurlx0x0x

19 Mar 1, 2013
Reply by Hello2u

Does anyone have a sailor that graduated boot camp on 4/13/12?

I am trying to find someone that has a sailor that graduated PIR on 4/13/12.  I tried to purchase a DVD from NEX, but I was too late.  I al…

Started by NYJIM-MOM214

5 Aug 27, 2012
Reply by shoeshuffler13

Dive Class that graduate June 2012

I would like to get to know moms that have sons that are in PC Dive school class that will be graduating in  June.  

Started by E'smom(Ship04Div817)

4 May 29, 2012
Reply by Zenda 04/823

Do many fail Dive School

After reading about how hard the training is for Dive school it has to be difficult to pass. Do most pass Dive School? And if not, where do…

Started by katydids61

16 May 23, 2011
Reply by greebie1 (Ship 04/ Div 817)

Any moms of female Divers here?

Are there any moms of female Navy Divers here? I'm extremely interested in joining the Special Operations but the only one females are allo…

Started by AnxiousFutureRecruit

2 Mar 12, 2010
Reply by AnxiousFutureRecruit


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service