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."

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

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

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Gigi 2 hours ago

BsNukeMom and Northwoods - Thank you so much for all your help!

Was on the phone from the dept of health and walk through me to the link. Haven’t tried opening as I am only on my tiny phone. I hope the numbers are acceptable.

Have a great Fri-yay everyone! 

Northwoods - you made me smile there when you’re hoping the chipmunks and squirrel would notice your red shirt 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 2 hours ago

Here's a lick to a Covid tracker - you click on your state and then click on your county.  It shows how many cases/deaths.  Not sure if this is specific enough but it's interesting none the less.

COVID-19 Tracker

Comment by Northwoodsmom 3 hours ago

Gigi: I just down loaded the information from our county on my phone, made a copy of it and sent it to my son, along with my reservation to our rental and then our plans on what we planned to do. Good luck!

Comment by Gigi 3 hours ago

Thanks so much for the info Velvet!

May I know specifically the #1 requirement - as to how? Where can I get our county  covid info? But I’ll start calling the county now.

Safe travels and enjoy time with your Sailor

Comment by Velvetenor 4 hours ago

Hi All! YES! We have already gotten permission and we are driving down (from NJ - 13.5 hours) to visit my son in GC this weekend. Now - just in time! - the memo has come out that eases their restrictions a bit, so I am SO HAPPY!

For those who are looking to plan a visit - here is what I know. Your sailor MUST put in a special request chit for you to visit at least 7 days before you plan to arrive. They must provide the following info in the request chit: 1) the COVID rates in your county to determine if you are coming from a "safe" part of the country. 2) The mode of travel you are using to get there - airline or other public transportation might not be approved - driving is the safest bet. 3) the itinerary of what you intend to do when you visit. For this, make sure that none of the activities are on their restricted list. If this request chit is not approved by your sailor's command, then you cannot visit, or they will get in trouble.

The sailors are still restricted to liberty 50 miles from base, but, as of today, they can now go to public beaches and other outdoor locations as long as they can maintain social distancing. They can also go into retail stores - again with a mask and social distancing. And they CAN stay overnight in lodging that is within 50 miles from base but only if they inform their immediate supervisor that they are doing so and get their specific OK for this. Since this change just happened today, we are hoping my son can get this part approved, too!

They still cannot eat at any restaurant (take-out is OK), congregate in groups of 10 or more anywhere, or go to any indoor crowded place like a movie, bar, gym, etc.

I am just so excited and thankful for this chance to see him! We are leaving tomorrow and we arrive on Sunday. We will visit until Wednesday and then we will be home on Thursday, so I will catch up with you all next week!

Comment by Gigi 5 hours ago

Yes Northwoodsmom and Khryse - we’ve  been talking about it too. As my sailor greeted me Happy Birthday yesterday. He put in his request and he’s allowed to spend the night. Hoping it will be granted.  Already put in my days off (months ago) whether I see him or not (as mandatory where I work).

Praying for everyone ladies for our momma heart’s desire.  

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 5 hours ago

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 5 hours ago

Hi all - Happy Friday!  I've got my RED on ;-D

khryse and Northwoodsmom - sounds like a trip is in the making!  woohoo!  

HOT HOT HOT today in SoCal (and continuing all through next week).  Big heat wave hitting which sort of sucks because we have a number of fires burning :(  Please say a prayer for the firefighters.

I enjoyed everyone checking in and updating us on what's going in your neck of the woods.....

Comment by Chipmunk 17 hours ago

Northwoodsmom and Khryse - So excited for you!! But my or my - No hug!!! Okay that will be huge, so all the God given strength and fortitude for all - 

Velvetenor - Excited for you all and safe travels!

Comment by khryse 18 hours ago

I talked to my sailor tonight and he said that we can come see him! They have lifted some of the restrictions. He did say we have to drive, we have to stay 6ft away and we have to eat take out only. I'm sure there are some other things but this was the bulk of it. We are planning on going soon if the SLPO approves it. 


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