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:

Latest Activity

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.



Any other mom's out there in Spec Ops Div 802??

Views: 365

Replies to This Discussion

My son is Ship 4 Div 802!  I'm a newbie to the Navy lingo, but very excited to talk to other moms with sons in the same division!

Very cool!  Glad to meet you!  It's interesting to think our son's know each other and now we have found each other too.  Because the division starts with an 8 I know your son is in special operations (spec ops) as well!  My so has a SEAL contract how about yours?  My son's name is Nathan and he's 19.  We're from Fort Wayne, IN. 
My son, Christian JUST turned 18 so he's a little younger.  He's got a SEAL contract too.  We're from Charlotte, North Carolina and Christian is my only child.  I'm so excited for the kids.  This is an unbelievable opportunity.  As a mother though, I am completely at a loss as to what to do without him.  I've written 5 letters in the last five days (I know...a little excessive! I haven't let on how much i miss him, trying to keep it upbeat and positive.  His dad and I have been divorced for 11 years so it's always been just he and I.  This is a whole new spin on things!

Holy cow woman that is hard.  You poor thing.  Nathan is my oldest of three.  His younger brother of 16 is also joining the Navy this summer (DEP).  My heart bleeds for you really.  I can't imagine how you must feel.  If there is anything I can do, please let me know.  I mailed out 6 letters so far so you're doing fine.  We are used to having our boys around and this is how we are coping with their being gone..

Make sure you stay busy!

Hello. My son graduated in October 2010 with a SEAL contract. He was med rolled a few times in GL so I have learned quite a bit about Pre Buds. I am also the creator of BUDs Classes 291 and 292. Your recruits journey is just beginning. If anyone has any questions I am more than happy to help.


I am both equal amounts of proud and scared!


I added you as a friend!  I am sure as this journey continues I will have lots of questions and I would be very greatful for your assistance!  I look forward to getting to know you!  Thank you for your kind offer and support.  I can't believe he's only been gone 10 days!  It feels like months.

Absolutely shannonlee, I am going to post a few helpful hints for now.

For starters there are a few things you need to know. BC for this 800 division will be different for you than the other divisions. first of all, maybe 3 phone, and I know you woulndnt want to miss them. 1st call is I am Here(already got), 2wks later another and finally the I'm a Sailor call after Battlestations. The other divisions get rewarded with phone calls, SEAL candidates do not.

If you have a picture of your recruit as your profile, you may want to change it now. At one point the instructors will come on here and print out conversations. If they are able to link you with him, they will in front of everyone. embarrassing and not good if your recruit plans on flying under the radar. Also if your screen name has his name in it, you may want to change that too.


sjtina -

I took down pictures the day I put them up.  Found out in Community Guidlines that no SEAL candidate pictures are to be posted.  Nothing has my last name or my sons.  Lol I don't think my picture gives away too much - it's not even our cat!

Keep the 411 coming!

Thanks :0)


Thats not your cat?? thats so funny
Nope, I have 4 cats but none of them would tolerate that treatment.  I found the picture on the internet and it made me laugh.  I thought it might make others laugh too!


© 2023   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service