This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Sub Moms

Welcome to the deep, silent world of submarines!  If you're new to this world, start by reading the "Pages" of info found in the right-hand column, below the strip of member avatars.

We welcome your questions.  But, while you're here, maintain silence... don't slam doors or the lid on the toilet!

 Please, if you no longer want to be a part of N4M's consider NOT deleting your profile as everything you have ever posted will disappear when you delete it .  You can leave a group but don't permanently delete your profile!

Group Administrator: Kaye S. Kaye S.

Members: 1292
Latest Activity: Oct 8

READ THE "PAGES" FIRST!

NEW MEMBERS !!

PLEASE READ ARTICLES IN THE "PAGES" AREA

in the right-hand column, under the avatars ----->

BEFORE YOU ASK QUESTIONS !!

These articles are the "reference library" for moms, ready to answer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 24x7 (twenty-four hours, seven days a week).  You may not have to post a question after all!  Thanks, Kaye S.

 NOTE:  THERE ARE MORE PAGES THAN DISPLAYED -

FOR A COMPLETE LIST, CLICK ON "VIEW ALL" AT

THE BOTTOM OF THE COLUMN

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New to this life?  SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR NEW NAVY MOMS

Need an Ombudsman?  OMBUDSMAN REGISTRY

Discussion Forum

Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs

Started by Catherine. Last reply by navyvet May 19, 2020. 1 Reply

Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs

Started by Catherine. Last reply by JayDee659 May 18, 2020. 1 Reply

submarine visits to foreign ports

Started by garden gal. Last reply by Catherine May 12, 2020. 12 Replies

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Comment by Tulip on October 8, 2021 at 6:34am
Thank you! Yes, very scary. We talked to him last night which was sooooo good!
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on October 7, 2021 at 6:34pm

Tulip - I hope your sailor is safe! The incident has been made public. It must have been scary. 

Comment by WearsLargeHats on October 3, 2021 at 9:38pm

I know from social media that there was some sort of incident, and which submarine. As little as that is, I really shouldn't know that much.
Tough to be the parent of a sailor in the Silent Service.

Comment by Catskill Mountain Gere on October 2, 2021 at 11:48pm

Dear Tulip, Sending positive thoughts & prayers your way. 

Comment by The Hammer on October 2, 2021 at 11:37am

Tulip 21 - You got it! Sending prayers!

Comment by Tulip on October 2, 2021 at 11:14am
Prayers for my sailor and his crew mates who were involved in some sort of an incident.
Comment by Catherine on September 2, 2021 at 1:35am

Appreciate your time and responses. Underway scheduled soon and am feeling pretty lost!  
(Have not yet heard from boat’s Ombudsman yet - son put me and husband down as contacts - so hoping whoever that is will reach out soon.  Also don’t know if the boat has  FRG)

Comment by CSW on September 1, 2021 at 11:36am

BZ to you and your sailor!

Comment by Shea on September 1, 2021 at 11:36am
Congratulations Kaye S!!
You will be missed!!
Comment by Kaye S. on September 1, 2021 at 11:32am

Hello, Navy Folk!

I have two announcements.  First, we're proud to say our son, a 15-year active, 1st Class PO, was commissioned as an officer on July 1st!  He's a "mustang" now (meaning an enlisted-turned-officer) and "old" for an Ensign. :)

Secondly, I am no longer a "Sub Mom." :(  His new billet is aboard the carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln.

With this change, THIS PAGE NEEDS A NEW ADMINISTRATOR. It's NOT a difficult job; just make the settings send all posts to your email address and monitor them.  If someone has a question that is given incorrect information or OPSEC is violated, merely step in and give correction (politely), plus delete any inappropriate content.

This is a very "well-behaved" page.  In the 15 years I've been here, I've only had to delete 2 comments and correct a handful of incorrect information.

PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU'D BE INTERESTED IN THIS ROLE.  I'll give you my email address and cell phone #, so I'll always be a reference source.  I've made many friends and contacts over these years.

Thanks for the support you give our sailors!

Kaye S., Administrator, Sub Moms Discussion Group

 
 
 

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