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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.




NUKE moms

A place to come for support and guidance for anyone with a loved one in the nuke program ⚓️.

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Latest Activity: 10 hours ago

Please, if you no longer want to be a part of N4M's consider NOT deleting your profile as everything you have ever posted will disappear when you delete it .  You can leave a group but don't permanently delete your profile!

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in the right-hand column, under the members (hit "view all") ----->


These articles are the "reference library" for moms, ready to answer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 24x7 (twenty-four hours, seven days a week).  You may not have to post a question after all!  

"There is lots to learn before coming to NNPTC." This link will give you much needed info:


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In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

The time frame for each of the schools is listed under "Your Sailor's Schedule Upon Arrival to GC" to the right ------->

Here's a "Welcome New Members" link from BunkerQB with some good info: Welcome New Members

The NF Rating Information Card can be found at NF Rating Information Card.  (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.) has some good info for you.

IMPORTANT:  Read and follow these Operational Security (OPSEC) guidelines.  N4M is an open website that can be read by non-members; and not all members are necessarily what they seem.  Be smart and keep yourself and all our sailors safe.  Keep YOUR safety in mind too.   It's human nature to trust and want to share, but don't provide personal information to others.  Great and lasting friendships are made on, but use common sense and caution before proceeding. Online chat safety tips

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

Here's the story of RED SHIRT FRIDAYRed Shirt Friday

USPS "If it fits, it ships" - link to order boxes: USPS If it fits, it ships

MAKING POSTS TO THE GROUP - Please be sure you are on page 1 when typing your comments or they may not post!

Discussion Forum

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prototype housing

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Comment by thesuperm72 10 hours ago

Hi everyone! I haven't been on here in forever! I'm so sorry! I do think about you and say prayers for all our sailors & nukes specifically! 

My sailor girl is in VA and will be heading out for a month on her ship soon. Do you all feel emotional when this happens? This is her first longer time out, so I'm feeling weird. She's married, bought a house, but I still feel odd. Is this normal? 

Any advice for me would be appreciated! I'll try to do some catching up this week on how everyone's been. Have a blessed week!

Comment by NonnaB on Saturday

NancyJo, at this time, my son says he is planning to stay in for 20. He's waiting to hear if he made chief. He's now on an SSGN, so they rotate but have been in port for maintenance. I don't know if they've had sea trials yet but maybe by is next crew rotation. He is now a lead ELT and seems to like it. And yes, weare the old timers of the group.

Comment by NancyJo (NNPTC) on Friday

Lots of interviews but he hasn't settled yet. I hope soon!

Comment by Chipmunk on Friday

MoMom - Glad to know you are still reading and following the comments. Yes, life just stays busy even in the midst of everything. I hope things are going well with your work also. 

NancyJo (NNPTC) - Good Morning!! I have been wondering how your sailors prospects have been? I wasn't sure if they had anything set in stone yet or as my youngest would say, "at least carved in wood". 

Comment by NancyJo (NNPTC) on Friday

NonnaB, my sailor has also been in about 11.5 yrs. I guess I forgot that we were roughly the same time frame. Is your sailor sticking it out for the 20 yrs? My sailor has been on 3 long deployments and I don't even know how many underways. Things are different on carriers than subs. Mine will be out in a couple months.

Congrats on the dolphins, MoMom! Those milestone are important. Well done!

TGIF Everybody!

Comment by MoMom on Friday

No worries, Chipmunk! I have neglected to keep in contact, as well. Such a crazy time! But I always read the comments so I can keep up with you all. BZ to your son, too! 

Comment by Chipmunk on Friday

Pizanche - Glad your sailor is finally getting his feet wet. The studying can be long and hard. I asked my son what his PT schedule was like and sometimes I could catch him after that on the way to the Galley. Otherwise, we generally caught up somehow on Saturday morning if we could. 

Olive U217 and Flying Gramma! - Welcome Aboard!!

Comment by Chipmunk on Friday

MoMom - Bravo Zulu to your son on earning his dolphins!!! Tell him I said congratulations! It is good to hear from you. I think about you all often and don't get PMs sent, my apologies. Steel Beach and swim call how fun!! Mine was suppose to get another one but not sure if that happened, I need to remember to ask. He got his Surface Warfare just before they came back into dock. 

Northwoodsmom - mine was on the ship when they moved it by tugboat from the base to the shipyard. There was a specific term he used for what that watch was but I don't recall. But yes, just standing watch and doing security is another requirement for them while they are in the shipyards.

And as you read, it all depends on the ship or boat (sub) what their experience will actually be. 

KayCee, Nonna B, CSW - Good to hear from you, I hope you had a wonderful day!

Comment by MoMom on Thursday

Hello, everyone! 
It’s been a really long time since I posted. I’ve still been keeping up with you all, though! 
I can say that my son’s experience on the boat has kept him out a lot. He has done 4 or 5 (shorter than 3 months) underways in the past year. He has been out with both crews, so pretty busy with that. They returned a couple of weeks ago, and he’s finished with them for a while. Turning the boat over to the other crew next month. 
His last underway, he got his dolphins. They were surfaced at the time. He got pinned topside, and they followed with a steel beach and a swim call.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Thursday

Welcome to our newest members ~ Olive U217 and Flying Gramma! 

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Please be sure to read the ***NEW MEMBERS*** info at the top of the page.  Lots of good info there.  Also take a look at the Pages (20) to the right under the member profiles - be sure to hit "view all".  And the discussion forum above has some good info too - be sure to read Chipmunks "Nuke A School Daily Schedule".  And of course, feel free to ask any questions you may have.


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