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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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

ProudMomma liked Navy for Moms Admin's discussion GETTING STARTED
2 hours ago
ProudMomma liked Navy for Moms Admin's discussion GETTING STARTED
2 hours ago
ProudMomma posted a discussion
2 hours ago

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.



My son will go to boot camp in June, his rate is CM.  Praying all goes well and just wanted some info regarding the two different locations.  What determines whether he goes to A school in Port Hueneme or Gulf Port? So proud of my future Seabee! Thanks in advance!

Views: 379

Replies to This Discussion

I'm pretty new to all of this, so I can't tell you specifically.  My son is a SW.  He went to A school in Gulfport and is now at Port Hueneme.  Good luck to you and your SeaBee!!

StaceyJG1 - did your son do ECS after A school in Gulfport?  Did the Navy cover his travel expenses (Flight) to Port Huenemee?  Trying to figure out transportation when my son graduates from A school in Gulfport, comes home on leave, and then goes back to Gulfport for ECS (combat school) before going to join his battalion in Port Huenemee.  

My son just graduated and is now in Gulfport for A school.  His rate is BU.  I know of someone whose son's rate is CM and he went to A school in Port Hueneme and his next stop is going to be Gulfport. This kid had PIR in October. Good luck to your son in boot camp.  Tell him to workout and swim from now until when he leaves.  It will help him a lot in boot camp.

Sea Bee Mom - once a new BU joins the battalion, do they just continue to train on base until they get deployed?  Or are they sent to other places (even in US) to train/improve their skills as a BU?  Working on transportation and my son wanting to have a vehicle the moment he arrives in CA (Port Huenemee).  New to all of this and trying to teach my son to ask questions in order to get some advance information if possible.

StaceyJG1 - can you tell me anything about the base housing at PH?  Also, what is the area around the base like?  My son will be going to PH once he finishes A school in GP and then ECS.  We have visited him in GP but have no idea what to expect in PH.  I have never been to CA before and it is a long way from VA.

My son is in PH and has been since 2013. He loves it. He lived in the single barracks in the beginning. He is now married and lives in an apartment on base. He has never had any problems or issues with housing. PH is about an hour from Los Amgeles. There is a lot to do close by. My son talks if going to mall in Oxnard. Going to the beach and dog park. He has been to LA for different outings. He has also attended the last 2 Rose Bowls with tickets given to him on base. He has deployed once to Okinawa and will deploy again later this year. I have not visited PH as when he has leave he usually comes home. I live one hour from GP in Louisiana so PH is a long way fo me also. Do you know which Battalion your son will be going to. There are Facebook pages for the battalions as well as the base. The battalion page posts pictures of activities etc. my son is in 5.

My son is assigned to NMCB 3.  I believe Battalion 3 just came back from deployment so I hope that means my son has a long time to get accustomed to the base and surrounding area.  Do you know what is supplied in the single barracks as in furniture?  Is there a kitchen of any type?  Linens furnished?  We are new to the military and need all the help we can get on the "everyday" kind of details.  Hoping my son will be asking these type of questions, but not sure he will.  Just trying to be prepared.


© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service