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.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



DOOR HANGER Word.doc for you to make for your Hotel Room

Okay, I hope this works. First time I have tried to link a word.doc.


Click on the link to open the file up. It will either open up (or ask you too) into a new page so that you will still have your N4M's site up.

You can work directly there or Save the file to your own computer.

I already typed in a Sample. Just clear it and do it however you like. You may have to "Enable Editing" (Should have a warning bar at the top of the page).

To clear the Sample just left click anywhere where I have typed and the Text Box will open up.

To paste your Profile pic from N4M's (it will be small:

In the text box of the doorknob project...left click where you want your pic to be located.

Then lower the Word doc to the bottom bar of your page.

Now, Hold your mouse over your Profile pic and right click.

Choose "Copy".

Now raise the Word doc (just left click on the Word pic on the bottom bar...don't "remembers" that you have copied your pic) and right click where the cursor is blinking. Choose "Paste".

Remember to save when you are all finished.

Once you save the project into your own can edit it like any word doc. Change the color, size and style of font. Insert any clip art you may have...or even if you don't want the little Profil pic you can copy and paste in the one that you have saved on your computer. You may have to play with it though as it will paste in at the size that it is saved on your computer. So that could be quite large. You would have to use whatever program you have to crop and edit. Mine is just the Windows Live Photo Gallery and so is limited.

I'll make a Sample of that one too.


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