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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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:


(843) 296-9426


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

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Comment by Chipmunk 12 hours ago

Ksailmom - As far as dinner at A school, I don't know if they do anything special or not. Hopefully some others will chime in. I think the Galley will fix a Thanksgiving style meal. When my son was in A school, he actually went over to the house of one of the married couples in his class and donated toward the cost of the meal and the wife prepared it. When he was in Prototype there were actually some of the instructors I think that had a large bunch of the sailors over for a meal. 

If he asks around or has had a chance to make any friends, he may be invited some place.

Comment by Ksailmom 14 hours ago

My son will be staying at there. Do they do anything special for those staying?

Comment by Chipmunk yesterday

My son sent me some jokes last week that he said are posted almost daily. I thought I would share one of them with you. I didn't exactly get the other two.

Unfortunately this is true for some of our sailors, but hopeful that many of them will be able to be home with their families for the upcoming holidays. 

Comment by ProudOfK yesterday

Momterp - that is wonderful. I know you will enjoy your time with him. Greet him from us. We’re getting to see our sailor this weekend too. 

Comment by Chipmunk on Wednesday

Momterp - Rejoicing with you!! So glad your son is able to be a part of these special family memories!!

Comment by momterp on Wednesday

Doing the happy dance—my son’s leave finally got approved, 3 days before the flight! He will get to be a my husband’s nephew’s wedding and my mom’s 80th birthday—I’m so excited!!

Comment by Chipmunk on Monday

CSW - I am glad that you had a positive experience with Teespring. Your comment reminded me to go open my package and check my shirts. I am sorry that you thought there was a front and back imprint. I looked at mine and it was just on the front and that is what I recalled. It made me think that I need to make sure I take a screen shot of my orders for something like this in the future.  

Comment by CSW on Monday

Well I have to send kudos to Teespring. I ordered a Snipe shirt and it didn't come as I expected printed on the front and back.

They're refunding me everything and I'm donating the shirt as they didn't want me to send it back.

Nice company and they really support the Navy with some of their designs.

Comment by SuzyPWarrior on Monday

Thesuperm72 I wanted to do a collage for my sailor too, so I looked up places online that would allow you to upload family photos onto mugs, blankets, mouse pads, etc. I decided to send him a mousepad with a bunch of recent photos of family/friends from high school, recent vacations we took together, his siblings making weird faces, etc. It turned out great and he loves it. It was also small and portable--another big plus.

Comment by helena2000 on Monday

Hello, the superm72, my son is still here for a few hours so I asked him about the posters. He said that each person is allowed to have only one poster on the wall. He also said that it would be possible to make a mug cake, but he hasn't done it. A few months ago I sent him some homemade cookies, which he liked. Just keep in mind that space is limited, so let her help decide what might be good things to send her. He also wanted one of his blankets and a game system, so we sent those soon after he got to A school.


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