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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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:

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.



ALUMNI OF PIR 06/05/2015 TG 30 - 9 Divisions (197-204, and 930)


ALUMNI OF PIR 06/05/2015 TG 30 - 9 Divisions (197-204, and 930)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 06/05/2015. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2015



N4M's Community Guidelines

~OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance.

~N4M’s also has Community Guidelines just like any other social media.

~Please take the time to read the OPSEC and N4M’s Community Guidelines.

~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:

• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:

• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.

Some Suggestions:

~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.

~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option

~It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends"

Discussion Forum

Ship 04 (USS Arleigh Burke) Division197 - 198

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by josiejules Jun 3, 2015. 142 Replies

battle stations 21

Started by Marianne. Last reply by ellen0502 May 31, 2015. 4 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 May 29, 2015. 2 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 930

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Chelley Apr 23, 2015. 1 Reply

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You need to be a member of ALUMNI OF PIR 06/05/2015 TG 30 - 9 Divisions (197-204, and 930) to add comments!

Comment by CatMom509 on June 9, 2015 at 2:33pm

Movin' on too!  May all of you have a blessed Navy journey!!

Comment by diannep on June 9, 2015 at 9:37am

You are very welcome, Momof9!  Here's hoping for nothing but the best for your new sailor!
Leaving this group now....blessings to all of the sailors!

Comment by CatMom509 on June 9, 2015 at 3:50am


You're so very welcome!!

I do hope your new Sailor has his eyes on the prize--an awesome Navy career!!  It is sad, but so many new Sailors lose sight of that because of their newfound freedom and the money to blow on it.  Breaking the rules at A school means losing everything one has worked hard for thus far.  There is much more blessings to be had on the Navy journey~~

Comment by Momof9 on June 8, 2015 at 11:46pm

Thank you admins for all you did to help us prepare for PIR. I can't imagine having tried to attend without all the info you all shared! It truly was a blessing. It was awesome to see my sailor. The whole family enjoyed it! Even got to slip in a surprise b-day party for his dad on Fri. So proud of my boy. Enjoying the calls now that he is at A school! I hope he doesn't enjoy the freedom so much he doesn't get the things done he needs to do for qualifications. :o) What a wild ride BC was and I can' t thank you all for the support, encouragement, and information. Your time and dedication is so worth it. You all are invaluable to newbie navy moms,gf,wives, etc. Blessings, Momof9

Comment by CatMom509 on June 8, 2015 at 4:30pm

Good Morning!

     "For the foolishness of God is wiser

      than man's wisdom and the weakness

      of God is stronger than man's strength."

                                       I Corinthians 1:25

Comment by CatMom509 on June 7, 2015 at 3:19pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "For the message of the cross is foolishness

      to those who are perishing, but to us who are

      being saved it is the Power of God."

                                               I Corinthians 1:18

Comment by Proudmama1 on June 6, 2015 at 7:38pm
Thanks!!!! He will be an MA.
Comment by diannep on June 6, 2015 at 7:28pm

Here's one group, Proudmama:



Not sure what job your sailor will have?

Comment by Proudmama1 on June 6, 2015 at 5:35pm
Anyone know where I can find a group for San antonio A school moms?
Comment by CatMom509 on June 6, 2015 at 4:40pm

You're all welcome!  We loved helping you~~


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