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.

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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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:

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!

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Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) on May 21, 2013 at 10:06am

My niece is a nurse practitioner just north of where the tornadoes hit so bad yesterday in OK. That whole area is devastated by what happened. Here in NE we get quite a few tornadoes but this kind of tragic loss of life, esp. of children, is thankfully very rare. Prayers and loving thoughts to all the people who are suffering there. Let's make sure we all remember how capricious chance is. That could be any one of us.

Comment by J's/S'smom on May 21, 2013 at 10:02am

SandraMM, counseling will be available to those who had direct contact. Some of their preparation before A-school deals with suicide and suicide prevention; they have a tragically high rate of suicide, especially in prototype. I don't know what the overall policy is, but I do recall that one or two sailors were given leave to attend the funeral of one of the Ballston Spa victims. Everyone deals with the shock and grief differently, and sometimes the best approach is to just keep moving and work harder.

Another set of tornadoes will be plowing through today. Here in Texas the devastation was terrible enough; what has happened in OK is beyond words.

Comment by cathy on May 21, 2013 at 9:55am

Dear Sandra - As painful as it is, this is not the first suicide.  Our sailors are actually briefed  in warning signs to look for potential suicides.  As far as I know, there were 2 suicides while my son was in Power School.  He also wound up bringing in a friend that had totally lost it and was in crisis.  This really rattled my son.  I asked him if they received counseling for all this.  He told me "Not really".  This concerned me as I knew how upset my son was along with others. 

Power School is hard enough as it is.  The stress is tremendous and I suppose it is just too much for some.  More should be done in these situations.  I suppose by the time training is complete they will all have toughened up quite a bit.

The Chaplain is always available and willing to listen.  Although my son is not religious he has gone and spoken to him a couple of times.  My son tells me he  is a great listener and gives great advice.  He is worth going to see.

Comment by Sandra MM Nuke Mom on May 21, 2013 at 9:28am

So I was just informed from my daughter that my sailor son had a classmate in his Power school class that committed suicide on Sunday.  He's pretty torn up about it as are many others in his class.  My question, is there help for the sailors in these types of situations?  And does the school take into account this type of situation regarding upcoming tests?

Comment by britefuture on May 21, 2013 at 8:00am
Cybermom- That's so funny. My son laughs everytime that I tell him information before he learns of it. He says it makes him feel like we, us Moms, have their rooms bugged and have spies living among them, lol. I reiterated the old adage, "Moms always find out". Lol

No one has said it yet, so I'll throw it out there. My heart goes out to all of the families that were affected by that horrible storm yesterday, in Oaklahoma. I can not imagine their pain. I sat here crying thinking, "how selfish I am for missing my son so much and shedding so many tears". At least I can text, call or write to my kids. (I also have a daughter that has left the nest) Those families don't even get a chance to watch their babies grow. Ugh. How very sad.
Comment by Dink(Vinson) on May 20, 2013 at 7:43pm
My new sailor has his PIR this Friday too. Can't wait to see him, and then unfortunately, say goodbye all too soon when he flies down to Goose Creek.
Comment by NancyJo (CVN70) on May 20, 2013 at 4:40pm

Cybermom, I love that. When my son re-enlisted I found his pay rate online and when next we spoke I mentioned something about it.  He said "How do you know that? and Why do you know that?" I told him it's all public knowledge, ask any N4M, and I just like to know about his life. It's not like I told ANYBODY else. He was momentarily disgruntled then got over it quickly. With N4M, it's inevitable. I told my kids when they were growing up "Mama knows all, Mama sees all." The Navy helps me keep that dream alive. A thousand miles away, Mama still knows plenty. 

Seriously, he's really OK about it all and I think glad we all share together.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 20, 2013 at 4:29pm

PattiP - cyrstal light with rum - sounds yummy!  Glad you got your gardening done first :)

Welcome Bullingerusa - Hope you can make it to PIR.....

Ktrsb - wow what a trip!  I'm exhausted just reading about it.  Glad he's all settled in.

Trix2short - glad you had a nice visit with your sailor!

We are still waiting to hear when Power school starts - spoke with sailor son yesterday and now he says there is talk that it might be the beginning of July.  No official word yet though - it was early May, then like June 24th and now talk of July 8th....anyone else hearing anything?  (A school grad was 4/19).

Comment by Cybermom on May 20, 2013 at 4:25pm

When my son called me just now, I said "I understand you guys had a blackout yesterday" and asked how he coped. He was stunned, silent for a few seconds and then said, "Is there anything you Navy Moms on that site don't know?" I was LOL and just had to share with you guys!

Comment by PattiP on May 20, 2013 at 4:12pm

Welcome Bullingerusa!  You'll find out lots of great information on this site - don't be afraid to ask any questions you might have - someone will have the answer!

Congratulation on your sons' PIR - hope you get to go - they are awesome.


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