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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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.


Carol Hughes


North Carolina Moms

Location: Northcarolina
Members: 204
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2019

Discussion Forum

Nov 2018 anyone ?

Started by TSUNAMISMOM Nov 10, 2018. 0 Replies

Wilmington Area

Started by PamperedMom. Last reply by percussionvalentine Jul 17, 2014. 16 Replies

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Comment by MomThatLovesHerSon on June 23, 2014 at 12:22pm

Hi moms!

chi'sMom and I had a nice lunch this past Sat. in Garner! Let's plan on having another lunch in the Raleigh/Cary/Garner area in July, sometime after the 4th!

Any suggestions on when and where?

Comment by chi's Mom on June 19, 2014 at 2:26pm

 Adam'sProudMom, thanks for the information about the facebook page!  

Comment by Adam'sProudMom on June 19, 2014 at 1:01pm

percussionvalentine, there already is a fairly new group on Facebook called Navy Moms of the Carolinas. You're all welcome to join!

Comment by chi's Mom on June 19, 2014 at 10:14am

 MomThatLovesHerSon, Sent you a message, looking forward to hearing from you. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Comment by MomThatLovesHerSon on June 19, 2014 at 2:27am

Hi chi's Mom,

I'm sorry that I am just now seeing your note. Yes, let's go ahead and eat this Saturday and I like the idea of moms getting together monthly. Let's send private messages on Navy 4 Moms about the details of where and when.

Comment by chi's Mom on June 18, 2014 at 3:45pm

 percussionvalentine, sounds great!  Look forward to meeting everyone next month who wants to get together.   MomThatLovesHerSon, do you have a preference to time and location for SAturday?  Or any additonal ideas? 

Comment by chi's Mom on June 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

 MomThatLovesHerSon, we can go ahead and meet Saturday for lunch.  We can plan a date next month when we all can meet and maybe other NC moms would like to join in too.   AMESteelesMom, hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!   

Comment by AMESteelesMom on June 18, 2014 at 1:58pm

And the Greek restaurant is soooo good!  

Comment by AMESteelesMom on June 18, 2014 at 1:51pm

I would love to but I will be at the beach this weekend.  My husband and I are renewing our wedding vows the week of the 4th and I am going down this week to make final preps.  You ladies don't wait on me!  I can catch a lunch or dinner with you all another day.  Maybe we could make it a monthly thing or quarterly.

Comment by MomThatLovesHerSon on June 18, 2014 at 1:43pm

chi's Mom, I am interested in meeting at a restaurant in Garner this coming Sat. I am just waiting to hear back from AMESteelesMom to see if she could join in also.


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