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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.




NUKE moms

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

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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

A school graduation

Started by Lancertrackmom. Last reply by JNMnavymomOH Mar 20. 9 Replies

Toughest part of A school?

Started by Lancertrackmom. Last reply by Chipmunk Mar 16. 12 Replies

sightseeing in Charleston

Started by Beglish. Last reply by Proud Momma Feb 15. 31 Replies

New to all

Started by Proudmomof2. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Jan 12. 7 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) 17 hours ago

Oh you all have some great suggestions!  I'm taking notes, thank you!

Comment by joe-mom 18 hours ago

NWM - Thanks for the encouragement. He's pretty outgoing, so I hope he manages to find a handful of buddies in his new group. He's still talking about renting a house during Prototype with some of his A-school friends, so some of those friendships will hopefully continue. Best to your son!

Comment by Northwoodsmom 18 hours ago

joe-mom, so sorry about your son's delay. Mine changed groups 3 times while in SC, he made new friends, their resilient. Prayers for a great outcome for him!

Comment by Northwoodsmom 18 hours ago

B'sNukeMoM, we went to Branson for my parents 60th wedding anniversary.  We had a dinner and show on the Branson Belle Show Boat, loved it.  Did the Shepherd on the Hill outside theater. Saw a show at Presley's Country Jubilee. The Site and Sound indoor Theater Show was fabulous, we saw Jonah and the whale live theater. Did a little shopping at Apple tree Mall.  We had such a spectacular time with our parents, a memory that will last forever. You will find loads of things to do. Enjoy!

Comment by Chipmunk 19 hours ago

BTW - there did used to be one or two putt putt courses in Branson, but that was years ago when we did that with nieces before our own kids. I don't know if SDC still has the option to buy a ticket after a certain time and then you can go the next day as well. - Theme Park | Silver Dollar City Attractions - I know they are always closed on Monday but I am not sure what their days and hours are during the springtime.  There are wineries - Branson Wineries | Explore Branson  also - The Butterfly Palace  - Branson's Zipline and Snowflex Tube Park | Branson Zipline at Wolfe... - and The Shepherd of the Hills | Official Site | Branson, Missouri

Comment by joe-mom 20 hours ago

Thanks B'sNukeMom and Chipmunk! 

B's - Branson is fun, lots to do. And it's beautiful there. We were there in summer of 2021 with extended family. Some of us went to Silver Dollar City, which, as Chipmunk said, is great and appeals to all ages. My parents and aunt & uncle did the riverboat cruise/dinner, which also included a show, and they enjoyed that. And all of us went to the "Jesus" show at the Sight & Sound Theater, which offers extravagant productions of bible stories/characters. It was an amazing production - worth checking out. Hope y'all have a fantastic time!

Comment by Chipmunk 20 hours ago

joe-mom - So sorry to hear about your sailor. Keep us posted!

Comment by Chipmunk 20 hours ago

B'sNukeMom - I am not familiar with salt caves in Branson, MO - Look on their visitor info website. I don't know if the cave at Silver Dollar City is back open or not - But if you want to do some fun stuff - just go to Silver Dollar City, you can see shows, crafts, ride the rides and eat yummy food!! - Sorry - that is still one of our favorite places to visit, and the primary reason we go to Branson, MO!  

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) 20 hours ago

joe-mom - well bummer on the surgery but glad to see has a positive attitude about it.  Good thing is, the time delay still counts towards his contract time!

I'm excited as we are heading out on vacation next week.  Going to Branson, MO for a week.  If anyone has any suggestions as to what to see/do, I'm all ears.  So far the only thing planned is the Aquarium - tickets are purchased!  Youngest son and his fiancee are joining us and they already have 2 different days of golf planned.  Hubby and I don't golf (unless you count putt-putt lol!) so we'll look for something else to do then.  I did see they have the Salt Caves there so we want to do a hike....and we want to see a show, just haven't figured out which one.....

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) 20 hours ago

Crazy Monday Quotes. QuotesGram


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