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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Cheryl on February 23, 2009 at 10:06pm
Congrats to your son and future daughter in law Jamie! Best wishes to them both. Sandy, glad you and your family had a wonderful wedding and a safe trip back.
Comment by Mary (Chris' mom) on February 18, 2009 at 11:31am
Tammy, have you check out the DEPper group? You might try starting a discussion in that group for recruits leaving the first part of May. You will begin to find more moms as the leave date gets closer.
Val, you are right, this is a horrible site to find if you already have an addiction! But....teehee
Comment by Cheryl on February 12, 2009 at 10:21pm
Hey Susan, welcome to the group, Jamie welcome you have been missed. You will be up in our neck of the woods next weekend with Kaitlyn's volleyball tourn. Best of Luck
Comment by BEVERLY (kyles mom) on February 11, 2009 at 10:33am
hello ladies i am a tn mom but i need some help we are looking for a camp ground between the norfolk va base and elizabeth city north carolina. any info please help thanks and have a blessed day
Comment by Mary (Chris' mom) on February 6, 2009 at 2:35pm
Good luck to PO1. Her DIV 908 looked good on 01/09/09. She must have trained them well. If I remember correctly they got Hall of Fame didn't they?
Comment by Mary (Chris' mom) on February 3, 2009 at 1:35pm
Tammy, Until May, fix his favorite foods, show him lots of love and support, and do a few simple things with him or for him during this time. You and he both will want to be able to draw from those memories while he is at GL. Until then just take one day at a time. Go to the recruiter and ask questions, come here and ask questions, the more you both know the better it will be for you. I'm glad you've found this site well in advance, it really does help. Have a good day, God bless you and your son, thank him for his service and welcome aboard!
Comment by Cheryl on January 30, 2009 at 10:40pm
Hey Yana, welcome to N4M, I'm also from Stokes County. Nice to see another mom from this area. Jamie it is nice to see you back on. I am like you I sometimes you on alot to read but I don't always have time to post something. But, I always enjoy hearing from you Moms and how our sons and daughters are doing.
Comment by Cheryl on January 28, 2009 at 10:21pm
Hey Angela, welcome to the group. My son just graduated A school in Great Lakes and is starting C school up there in a week. He we actually scheduled to leave on 1/29 for San Diego, but they decided to send him to C school. You will love this group.
Comment by Mary (Chris' mom) on January 24, 2009 at 2:18am
Hi Karen,
Are you still going to VA this weekend? My son called today, he phased up so I'm going up in the next couple of weeks to take his car to him. I have a friend in Cary who is going up the weekend of the 7th for the Polar Plunge and she wants to try to go by and see him for a while. I'm shooting for either that weekend or the following weekend. I'll be happy to reciprocate the offer and if there is anything you want sent up at that time, give me a yell. Have a good trip. Btw, Chris gets to start class on Monday. Yipee! I only have to worry for 13 weeks of "A" school and then 5-13 weeks of "C" school!
Comment by Cheryl on January 8, 2009 at 9:48pm
Hey, I'm hope to come if there is room. I live near the Virginia state line so I figure you are a little over two hours for me. I need directions, please. I sent an email to you but it was returned. I will only be able to stay for a little while because I do have to work the next day. But, I do look forward to meeting everyone.

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