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.

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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.



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Pranks for new sailors to look out for

Some of our sailors will be heading to the fleet soon. Here's some of the pranks that are played by senior sailors on newbies. Even if youn…

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Political discussion about the war and the leaked Afghanistan papers

Navy/Army Mom posted:I don't mean to get "political" in our group as I know we're not about that. But did y'all hear about the missing docu…

Started by Arwen

3 Jul 28, 2010

Pranks for new sailors to look out for

Some of our sailors will be heading to the fleet soon. Here's some of the pranks that are played by senior sailors on newbies. Even if youn…

Started by Arwen

0 Mar 19, 2010

BattleStations 21 Schedule?

Hi allHow did you go about obtaining the schedule for BS21 is their a number to call or is posted somewhere on the web? Thaak you

Started by True Grit

1 Feb 17, 2010

Clothes talk!

Okay, for everyone who actually enjoys talking about clothing, outfits, etc, here we are. What do you plan on wearing for PIR? For PIR week…

Started by Arwen

17 Feb 16, 2010
Reply by Arwen

Where are you staying for PIR?

Okay, for future get-together, maybe a N4M dinner the night before PIR, let us know where you are staying. My husband Mike and I are stayi…

Started by Arwen

38 Feb 14, 2010
Reply by Ruup4one - Krista's Mom

2.19 "What to wear" to PIR

We have decided to wear matching scarves to go with our ribbons. Here is the list of divisions and colors:   95:Orange 96: Beige 97: Pink 9…

Started by Michelle:Proud Wife of a Sailor!

16 Feb 11, 2010
Reply by Meadow

Proper public behavior with your sailor - after PIR and throughout their naval career

Public Display of Affection In the Navy physical forms of affection such as hugs, kisses, and holding hands while in uniform are known as…

Started by Arwen

7 Feb 11, 2010
Reply by Arwen

Food Poll for PIR N4M gathering

Okay, what do we want to eat? Chicago Pizza Italian Chinese Mexican BBQ Surf & Turf just coffee or cocktails Something else?

Started by Arwen

27 Feb 1, 2010
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