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

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



USS San Francisco


USS San Francisco

Group for Navy moms of the USS San Francisco sub

Members: 29
Latest Activity: Dec 2, 2016

Discussion Forum

Half-Way Night USS San Francisco (SSN 711)

Started by Proud_mom_Navy(1)_Army(2). Last reply by Proud_mom_Navy(1)_Army(2) Jun 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Good morning, Since we have run silent here since March, I thought I would stir the pot..Haha.What kind of items is everyone adding to their half way night Ziploc?Thanks, LisaContinue

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Comment by kathyb ship 02 div 910 on December 2, 2016 at 9:24pm
Great idea! Don't remember the last time I commented...but I do enjoy seeing new messsages from moms of new recruits.
Comment by JerseySusan on December 2, 2016 at 8:08pm

Good thinking Elizabeth!!! I haven't been on in a long while too & still want to stay alive!!

Comment by elizabeth77(USS SAN FRANCISCO) on December 1, 2016 at 7:53pm

Navy4Moms is deleting inactive members so I thought I would make a comment here as to stay active.

Comment by Betsy on July 11, 2014 at 10:39am

Does anyone know how to send mail at this point?  Is there an FPO number?

Comment by Proud_mom_Navy(1)_Army(2) on June 10, 2014 at 10:44pm
I'm going to be very lonely. Both my sons will be deployed at the same time and my daughter is in Germany. I knew this situation was going to happen. Then again I fooled myself that it would not. I lose....HA-HA!
Comment by Subwife2002 on June 3, 2014 at 7:26pm

I mailed 7 care packages to my husband on deployment. I did have to fill out a custom form every package. Shortest time was a few weeks to get to him and longest was a month and a half. I always timed package to be sent out 3-4 weeks before a port call. That way it could be waiting there for him when they pulled in. 

My husband watches them on his laptop in his rack. They play movies in the crews mess for anyone and everyone to watch if they have time.

Comment by Proud_mom_Navy(1)_Army(2) on March 26, 2014 at 9:12pm

Adapted from Louis F. Sander's version of the anonymous poem, "The Snipe's Lament"

Comment by Proud_mom_Navy(1)_Army(2) on March 12, 2014 at 1:07am

Thank you  JerseySusan, I'm not alone.

Comment by JerseySusan on February 28, 2014 at 2:37pm

ProudMN1- "I Hear You Loud and Clear!!! Although my Navy son will have land duty for the next 3 years "Hallelujah", for the last 3 years I have dealt with the same. Chris being deployed out to sea "twice" & our youngest as an AF Special OPS(Paratrooper/Combat Air Traffic Controller) on his 2cnd deployment. I've had them both deployed at the same time. Balancing the scales of Sea vs Air at the same time weighs heavily on a mothers heart.  I don't have an AF website to go to, I have stuck with the N4M's site even with our one in the AF. When your Army one gets deployed, just look for a site with that location and follow it. The deployed to Afgh N4M's have been my life savers!!    

Comment by Proud_mom_Navy(1)_Army(2) on February 27, 2014 at 2:56am

I know this is navyformoms site, but I have a son in the Navy, my youngest son in the Army along with my daughter in the Army.  I do not belong to any Army sites so I figured I would cry my woes here...ha-ha.  I sit up late at night wondering what is worse on a momma's heart sometimes.  My Sailor on land who is sleep deprived and I don't speak to as often as I would like since he is a NUB.  Or knowing my son who is in Airborne is participating in a night jump near the Arctic Ocean and I don't hear from him for 3 days.  He has not deployed yet so I'm spoiled in that I can talk to him often.  When they leave on these training missions.....well I hold my breath!  Guess nothing is easy for a Military mom.  


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