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.



Yay! We finally have a ship, a division, and a PIR date.  Moving right along!  We survived week one - 8 more to go :)Look forward to meeting other mom's experiencing the same emotions, concerns and excitement!


Views: 1100

Replies to This Discussion

my daughter is in the same ship and divison and I had to tell her who all wanted a shirt so I am guessing that they order them. I only got one phone call and it is driving me crazy does anyone else get more. She said she has ranked up and is divison leader but all this is greek to me. I also want all of you to know I am a scentsy dealer and if you go under my website you can order your recruit a Navy warmer it is wickless candles the website is cindykirchberg, I cant wait to give my daughter hers that is her request she just forgot to tell me what scents she wants. But you can go on and order and it will ship right to you.  hope I get more information from you moms


Hi everyone..I've been off this site for a little while. I tend to spend more time on the FB site for some reason, and then I get really tired.  My daughter writes each week on Sunday and my "Mail Day" is Thursday.  Sounds like a lot of the SR's have taken on some type of leadership role.  My daughter is in charge of the bathroom.  Our family thinks it's just perfect, considering how she kept her bathroom!  She said it was awful at first, but lately she is getting how to do it the "right" way and pretty fast.  She has a sinus infection, but otherwise, doing well.  She says a lot of the girls have terrible coughs.  She also said she has passed her PFA.  Her challenge is the classes.  She was never very academic and having to really listen in the classes when she is really tired is difficult.  She has sent me some quotes that the RDC's say to the SR's and they are so funny.....She said she had to learn how to "not smile" when they yelled something silly the hard way.  Guess it's their way of training them to really stand at attention and to listen properly.  She also said that she can shower and be fully dressed in 7 minutes. Unbelievable.  No one in my family would have guessed that.

I received 2 phone calls.  The first one came 1-2 days after the division got to call because she was on watch.  The 2nd call came last Saturday.  I think it was a privilege??  She tried several numbers, and by the time she tried my personal cell phone (which I answered), she had wasted 8 of her 10 minutes, but it was nice to hear her voice for 2 minutes.  I assume my next phone call will be after Battlestations unless the DIV gets another privilege.

I am so excited to see everyone on December 2nd and to see her in uniform.  Since she is staying in GL for A School, I believe we get lucky and are able to spend Saturday & Sunday (daytime) with her.

The past week has been much easier than the weeks prior.  I still think of her all day, but I'm much more at peace with her being gone.  Since she is the baby of 4 kids, it's been different than her siblings.  Both of my boys were in the military and you'd think I'd be "old hat" at this, but with each child it's different.  One son was even in the Navy!  Oh well, I guess some things never really get easier.

I'm happy for you that you've gotten to talk to your daughter.  We've gotten only one phone call, and my husband was the only one around to talk to her.  He really needed to hear her voice, so if it had to be one of us... I'm glad he was the one.

We have gotten several letters.  She seems stressed out all the time, but I can also tell she is gaining strength and confidence.  Yeah, I would never have thought my daughter could shower and dress in 7 minutes or even make her bed every day.  Amazing!  My Kindergarten class sent a letter with all kinds of questions for her to answer.  We finally heard back from her today.  The students were so excited.  She told them that the best thing about bootcamp is all the friends she has made.

I'm very excited about Dec. 2 too.  Quite honestly, I can't stop thinking about it.

I was reading on some of the other sites.  One of them was A school in SA.  One of the questions, was do they get leave for Christmas during A School.  The answer was yes they can take a week or two.  That made my day.  i sure hope that is true.  Hope everyone is doing ok.  I sure wish we would get a phone call from our SR.  Has anyone recieved any new letters?  Well hope everyone has a good night.

I am praying for it too.... I wish we could also know when they fly out from Great Lackes. It seems like most leave on Sunday and all we will get it Saturday. Christmas would be awesome but they will have to use up all leave and maybe go negative in the leave days!

I'm praying for a letter today....

I'm not sure if this works for everyone, but before my daughter left for bootcamp her recruiter told her she could spend some time at the local recruiting office and not have to use as many of her leave days.

Wow. Great idea. Maybe we can look into that. I know that when my daughter was in DEP a sailor came back from BC and was in her camos in the office and spent some time with her. Shed love to do that!

Hi moms,

If you are not already on here - here is the link to the Facebook page.  It is a closed group and we share more "details" about our SR's.  I have seen some 07/009 but not many :(


Thank you for the information.  Good reminder.  I am already a member there too.  I just posted a comment on the facebook page last night about how few of us (on both of these sites) seem to be from Div 009.  I get excited when I do get a little information about how they are doing.

Hi moms,

If you are not already on here - here is the link to the Facebook page.  It is a closed group and we share more "details" about our SR's.  I have seen some 07/009 but not many :(

Thanks, I just sent a request. Graduation is getting closer everyday. I haven;t heard from my son but he has written to his Gmothers and my oldest daughter. 17 more days!!!! See you at Great Lakes.


Got a letter today!  I usually have to wait until Thursday for my mail day.  They must've allowed her to write in the middle of the week??  Anyway, so nice to hear from her.  She is definitely adjusting but still scared to be ASMOD....(sent home).  She also said that the SR's don't call graduation PIR.  She said we can say "graduation".  I thought that was cute.  All my cards and letters have noted PIR as her graduation date.  Anyone else get an unschedule letter or call?


© 2024   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service