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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

ProudMomma liked Navy for Moms Admin's discussion GETTING STARTED
2 hours ago
ProudMomma liked Navy for Moms Admin's discussion GETTING STARTED
2 hours ago
ProudMomma posted a discussion
2 hours ago

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.


Hey Navy moms! Anyone with son/daughter in this division?

Views: 640

Replies to This Discussion

So good to hear from u! My daughter wrote a little note too! I was soooo happy to hear from her! Cant wai to see her! I already made hotel reservations!
I forgot to mention i am from texas!
We r staying at motel 8 its 54 bucks a night! They provide shuttle to and from graduation! Where is ur plane arriving to? We r thinking of renting a car to go from airport in chicago to great lakes or do u have something else planned?

hi! i am waiting to see if the airplane ticket prices go down! its soo expensive! i might change the hotel to the navy lodge! i was trying to ask in the chat room what the best way to travel from the airport to the hotel in great lakes. do you have any idea?


Hi There,

My first born/ only daughter in this group and this has been the hardest thing I have had to do in my life.(other than give birth) LOL..I received her box and small note as well it basically said the same as yours. I have written a few letters and mailed her 3 phone cards one for herself and 2 just in case she met a friend or two that didn't have one along with s book of stamps...everyone has someone they want to write and if not i'm willing to pen pal a few sailors...I'm in Texas..

My daughter is alsomy first born and only daughter and like u have had a really hard time! Ihave sent my daughter several card and have not sent her a phone card, but will be doing that today. I thought they could purchase the cards there. My daughter has plenty of stamps and stationary which she would share! Have u gotten ur plane tickets yet? so good to hear from u....keep in touch

Hi Ladies,

My son (25) is SHIP 02/DIV 918 too.  I just booked our flight with Southwest and got good deal.  We are coming from Massachusetts. Got his box and short note on the back of the form letter as well. I mailed him some preprinted labels with our address and his girlfriend's and sent a couple of books of stamps. Still not received a real letter yet.   I think we will rent a car.  We are planning to stay till Monday since we don't know when he will leave for his A school. Still browsing the different hotels in the brochure they sent. Will let you know if I get a letter.



My daughter left on the 17th and I just received a letter from her this past Friday.  I was a pretty short letter but she stated they only had a few minutes to write and they will be calling home soon but she didn't know when. 

Hi there! I am sooo excited! I havent her from my daughter in a while! I miss her sooo much! My daughters letters have made me cry everytime!

They did battle station yesterday and I got a call today so keep your phone close.

Great Navy scentsy candle

Hi guys! I got my daughters first letter today! I have been crying since i read it! She sounds like shes having a hard time adjuting and it breaks my heart! She said they r getting very little sleep and they have alot of homework! I pray to God to give her the strength to make it thru! I am so proud of her! I miss her i want to hug her sooo bad!


© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service