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.

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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.)

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Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




True To Our Vows

This group is for the military spouses out there who stay true to their vows. Its also for support on advice and what not for you when you need it. Credit goes to BunkerBee's for the group name. =)

Location: San Diego, CA
Members: 39
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2018

Discussion Forum

I MISS MY SAILOR. by:Amanda Knobbe

Started by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =). Last reply by Christine Oct 24, 2010. 1 Reply

It's hard enough to say good-bye, And to know that time will crawl and NOT quickly fly. Falling asleep every night without you here,With nothing to comfort me and dry my tears.Gripping my pillow and…Continue

Navy Wives.

Started by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) Aug 8, 2010. 0 Replies

Dear Lord, give me greatness of heart to see, The difference between duty and his love for me.Give me a task to do each day,to help pass the time while he is away;Give me the understanding, so that I…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of True To Our Vows to add comments!

Comment by SamanthaF on January 30, 2011 at 9:06pm
Thanks Steph, and wahoo! 1/2 way done. Im sure its easier cause you know your already half way through. Thanks extra support never hurts. It just hard. My husband left the day before I went into labor with our son. And I had a hard labor and I would have given anything to have him there. And I feel the same way now. I just know how much he is gonna miss. Im just scared that my son is not gonna know his daddy by the time he comes back.
Comment by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on January 29, 2011 at 2:27am
Hi Samantha! Welcome to True to our Vows :) I'm also going though a deployment with my husband. We are actually 50% done with it...thankfully...we have a two year daughter together. He's on a guided missile cruiser. If you ever need someone to talk to, we're here. I try to get on here as much as my time allows, so keep in touch..
Comment by SamanthaF on January 24, 2011 at 8:29pm
Hi, Im new to the group. My husbands on the enterprise, and they just left about 2 weeks ago for 6 months. It my first deployment, and my hubbys 2nd. Im missing him already. Id love to meet more women going through what I deal with, and as well Im a mom to a 6 month old baby boy.
Comment by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on January 17, 2011 at 2:26am

So I haven't been on here for a bit. But I'm still alive and kicking. I'm loving the California weather and I'm surviving our first deployment!! We only have a few more months to go and I'm anxious to see my husband again.

Only being here for five months..I'm now secretary of the FRG board for USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN! I love all of the wives I have met and looking forward to meeting a few more new ones. Our halfway party is coming up here soon and I can't wait to celebrate!

So how is everyone else doing???

Comment by BunkerQB on November 10, 2010 at 5:25pm
Dear Friends,
I was going to wait until after the holidays but with my sailor coming home I have decided to up the timetable. I will be transitioning to a passive role on Navy For Moms.
1) Please drop in more often and spread the sailor news.
2) Remember this is a public site. What you post will be visible to all.
3) Please invite N4M members who are not members of a group to join. I know having friends in many groups has make a real difference in my life. Many new members will need the support of members who have been here longer and more experienced with being a Navy family.

I have been so very fortunate to meet so many wonderful people through Navy For Moms. My life is good. Same house, same husband, same job, same kids (no animals) – at this point in my life, it’s comforting. I am stepping back to concentrate on personal projects. I won’t be gone – just not available on a regular basis. I will stop by periodically to check up on things.

Best wishes to you and your family.
Comment by BunkerQB on October 30, 2010 at 4:00pm
Where is everyone? Hey you young gals out there, come in and post. You don't want to hear from some old lady like me (I am going to be 62 on Monday). I am going to be transitioning away from N4M in the coming months. I need to concentrate on some personal projects, so I can get back to my art work which I have neglected for 4 decades. My sons are 26 (the sailor) & 22 (still a college student). I have always worked full time except for two years back in '72 & '73. We both plan to work until we drop or until we physically can't work anymore but I have to start going through 30 years of accumulated stuff (since my husband and I got married). I don't think we are going to move anywhere but if boys end up in another location, we might move. I am just tired of all this junk in the garage.

You gals need to come in here and talk to each other.
Comment by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on October 28, 2010 at 1:49pm
Those pictures are great. It must have been awesome to see!
Comment by BunkerQB on October 28, 2010 at 12:52pm
I could hear the F-18s in the distance roaring from AT&T Park back to Lemoore after the flyover to start the World Series.
Attached photos. Click on link for video.
Comment by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on October 24, 2010 at 5:03pm
wow. this group is totally dead! Sorry I haven't been on here. My husband deployed a few weeks ago, so I have been trying to keep my mind busy so the time would go by faster, and surprisingly, October is coming to an end quicker than I thought!!! My husband is doing fine. He is enjoying seeing new places and he says its beautiful. I wish I was there to see them with him. He says he's having fun, its just the sleep he is lacking but he can't wait to come home. Other than that, I am doing great. I'm just keeping myself busy and thankfully my daughter keeps my days pretty busy. =)
How is everyone here doing?
Comment by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on October 2, 2010 at 9:18pm
Yes, I'm doing pretty well with it here. I'm putting a resume together and gettingvready to look for a job. :) andrew deploys soon, I'm nervous but excited for him.

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