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:

Latest Activity

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.




'Nurse' Moms!

Seems as if a lot of moms are nurses.. Just checking to see where you live and what kind of professional setting you work in.

Members: 183
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2022

Discussion Forum

ER/Trauma Nurse

Started by JennMidg Nov 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Peds nurse

Started by Donovan'sMom Oct 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of 'Nurse' Moms! to add comments!

Comment by terbeasch on June 20, 2009 at 9:09am
Hello everyone, I am an LPN and work as a nursing supervisor in Long Term Care, My so left for boot camp on June 10 and like all of you I am missing him terribly. Still waiting for the first letter. My thoughts and prayers are with all of our recruits at this time.
Comment by Dona on June 19, 2009 at 2:29pm
Hello all-I am an RN-I worked in PH for 13 yrs. until 6 yrs. ago when I left to take a full time teaching position in allied health courses and CNA at a local college. This is my first full time job since my son-the oldest-started grade school. He is in GL BC now.He is in DIV 265 if anyone else has children in that one. N4M is a great site for us newbies!
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on June 11, 2009 at 9:06am
Good morning Victoria! I am sorry you are having such a terrible time with your knee. My husband has RA which is totally out of control right now. He nearly died a couple of years ago when he caught a strep infection while on Enbrel. He turned septic & ended up on a vent in ICU for 21 days. At one point the MD caring for him told me to think about giving permission for them to amputate his right arm since that was where the infection had settled. Thankfully I never had to make that decision and on day 22 they finally had him weaned off the vent and woke him from his drug-induced coma. He had a hip replacement last yr. while our son was deployed. The healing took a long time, probably because of stress. Like you said stress makes this disease so much worse. I hope that you will find good support from this site. I only found this site last month, but it has been wonderful to read others comments and know that I'm not alone in my feelings. It sounds like you have raised a wonderful son. I'm proud to know about him - and all the other young men and women who are serving in the Navy. I hope that you have a good day and a much better night.
Donna from Mansfield,MA
Comment by Suzanne on August 29, 2008 at 9:53pm
Hi to all, I am a MDS nurse manger. My son Aaron is on the USS George Washington headed to Yokosuka Japan. He is a ABE (the green shirts on the flight deck). I look forward to getting to know all of you. I
Comment by Gulf Coast Mom on April 3, 2008 at 10:54pm
I'm a nurse in a middle school in Gulfport MS (where the Seebee base is - I go by it everyday on my way to work). My son went in 3/10/08. We rec'd first real letter 3/29/08 - a long 19 days. Since this is a nurse site you'll understand my concern. He writes - don't panic mom. Tested + for TB infection, not disease. Did chest xray and extra blood work. Have to take INH daily for next 9 months, no alcohol for 10 months. I know he is in good hands, but still concerned. He just had a PPD in Sept. as he worked for the 6 months prior to going in at our local hospital as a transporter for the diagnostic imaging dept. Just needed to vent to some one who understands. Thanks for listening. Melody

Members (183)


© 2023   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service