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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OCS Graduate Moms Discussions (101)

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For Families of Current OCS Students

I currently have a son nearing graduation at OCS.  A few weeks ago I started a discussion in the moms of officers group (I think that is th…

Started by missmellen

3 Sep 9
Reply by LisaMarie

Care packages during Indoc Phase???

HI All!  I'm new to Navy, and new to N4M.   My son is in OCS in week 1, - today is First Friday.  Would like to send him a care package wit…

Started by SandInMyShoes

10 Aug 21
Reply by LisaMarie

Roll back

How/when do you know if your candidate has rolled back?  My dau is in her 2nd week (class 14-19).  If she rolled in the first week, would s…

Started by Chris10

6 Dec 11, 2020
Reply by Sarah

Current recommendations for phone calling cards for OCS

Hi all! I've read through many comments on this group re: phone calling cards while at OCS but many of the comments are from older threads.…

Started by Kim8

1 Aug 18, 2020
Reply by Andy'sMom

Condolence Cards for Families of Slain Aviators

I couldn't stop thinking about the tragic deaths of the three Pensacola aviators in December. My DS had trained there and had only left for…

Started by Allison

0 Feb 14, 2020

OCS 7-20

Hi everyone! Does anyone have a loved one in this class ? I would love to hear any helpful information anyone has. My son just started toda…

Started by Rachel

14 Feb 5, 2020

Class 15-19

Does anyone know if 15-19 class graduation takes place Friday or Saturday of August 16-17. Trying to make travel arrangements. My spouse wa…

Started by BKBT

6 Nov 9, 2019
Reply by Bmims

OCS 13-19

Son just started OCS. Told me weekly call allowed but I don’t think that is the case. Can someone enlighten me?

Started by Kinsalemom

8 May 14, 2019
Reply by Jerseygirlindelaware

OCS Class Number?

Hi, I’m new to NavyforMoms and my husband just started OCS on May 5th. I got a phone call from him before he surrendered his phone but he d…

Started by Jana S.

6 May 6, 2019
Reply by Jana S.

Candio boxes

my son is in his 6th week of it ok to put food in the candio boxes?  Thanks for your help!  Natalie

Started by LilPup

9 Mar 3, 2019
Reply by gale


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