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


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Nor Cal & East Foothill Counties: Sacramento, El Dorado, Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin, Yolo, Amador, Calaveras, Sutter, Yuba and beyond. An active support group for Navy families & friends. 

Location: Northern/Eastern California - Sacramento & Foothills
Members: 179
Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2022

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Comment by NevadaSierra on September 28, 2019 at 2:12pm

Just in case you may not know - we do have a FaceBook page, and are having a M&G on October 20 at Awful Annie's at 1 p.m. in Auburn, CA. Hope that you can come.

Comment by FarmSonGoesNavy on February 21, 2019 at 11:11am

Our son left for Boot Camp February 5th.  We are from the Sacramento area.  Are there any other Navy Moms in the area I might connect with?  Thank you!  

Comment by Paymaster on June 13, 2018 at 9:40pm

Usually....sorry no one really checks in on this group much anymore.  I only check it when I see a new member has checked.  

Comment by ulua on April 23, 2018 at 10:02am

Hi all

i know this group became a Facebook connected group. I made the decision to leave FB amidst all the privacy problems. Is it possible to stay connected via this forum? Thanks

Comment by Sasysweet on June 10, 2017 at 12:49am
Hi paymaster... I did send a request to join the group but it hasn't been accepted. My son shipped off on Wed June 7.
Comment by Paymaster on June 1, 2017 at 5:53pm

Sasysweet...Please join out group on Facebook.  The link is below.  We are a fun group, with no drama.

Comment by Vickyrun on May 26, 2017 at 1:58pm

Happy 8th Navy Anniversary to my sailor! She reenlisted for six more. She must like it. Thank you to all my Navy Mom friends who comfort me in the hard times and rejoice with me in the good times. I guess you all are stuck with me for a few more years.

Comment by JudyM on March 30, 2017 at 10:36am
Hi all. I just read this on another N4M group and hope it is helpful for those looking for deployment information.
With Verizon you can "suspend" and "un-suspend" his phone at will from their web site. This is a benefit they offer to deployed servicepeople. This way you are not paying for service when he is on a boat, but it can be "un-suspended" when he is in port. Depending on the country of the port call the cost can be small or large for cell service -- again that's all spelled out on their web site under "International Roaming."

Second -- most post offices will tell you to send packages using Priority Mail. What they won't tell you about (because you have to luck into someone that knows about it) is that that they have a service called "Regional Rate Priority Mail." If you are within a certain zip code range of the FPO zip code you can use this instead of the full-price Priority Mail. It has its own boxes, and they don't have them in the Post Office - you have to order them (for free) from the USPS web site. The cost per package is about 1/2 to 2/3 of the regular Priority Mail, and it goes in the same stream. It's a little bit of a challenge to find out about it on the USPS web site, but if you stick to it you can save a bunch, especially if you send a lot of packages (and they love getting stuff, even if it's nothing significant).
Comment by Paymaster on March 27, 2017 at 7:34pm

Tracy......welcome to our group. As you can see we have moved this group to Facebook. Please see the link above on how to find us on Facebook. We have an upcoming Meet an Greet in May, hope you can join us.

Fair winds and following seas, milcopmom aka Jody

Comment by Astudent01 on March 21, 2017 at 12:39am

Thanks, @BunkerQB and @Paymaster. I've asked to join it, so we're good to go. 


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