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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Posted on December 21, 2016 at 5:49pm 0 Comments

This site is AWESOME. Thank you for helping new Navy moms learn the ropes.

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At 8:38am on August 30, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Good Morning - I sent you a PM

At 9:55am on August 24, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Good Morning CSW - Just checking in on you. You have been quiet for a bit. 

At 10:54am on January 12, 2022, Nautical Mom said…

hi there CSW, I saw your post about Pearl Harbor, my sailor just received orders for Hawaii and will be leaving in February - can you recommend a hotel near the base or anything that could be helpful when planning to see my Sailor.

thank you so much!!!

-Nautical Mom

At 7:45pm on December 21, 2020, Chipmunk said…

I sent you a PM 

At 12:19pm on December 14, 2020, Chipmunk said…


At 11:08am on December 14, 2020, Chipmunk said…

I saw your post on the Nuke Moms page about sailors being disciplined for getting tattoos. If you have any other specific information or documentation that you could send to me, I would appreciate it. I help out a lot on the BC Mom group and there as been some recent discussion of new sailors getting tattoos and I would like to have more than just 3rd party before I share or post over there, so I don't start any panic. Thanks!! 

At 10:33am on April 20, 2020, Redwind said…

Wish I was lucky enough to have any photos from any of the major events. I can only dream. Congrats to yours !!

At 3:31pm on April 18, 2020, Kaye S. said…


I'm Admin for the "Sub Moms" group and I saw your comment about questions being a sore subject.  I hope no one in our group gave you grief about asking questions!  I read all the comments posted, but may have missed a couple.  I welcome ANY questions (none are too dumb!) on our page and you're always welcomed to ask me directly with a comment on my personal page.  It's been my experience that "Sub Moms" is a congenial group (no arguing or ugliness in 13 years!), but that experience may not be the same for everyone.

Please reach out if you have anything you'd like to discuss :)

Thanks... And have a great Navy day!   Kaye

At 3:26pm on October 23, 2018, pandalvr said…

I only see egift for online only. Thz

At 2:36pm on January 23, 2017, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to N4M!  Please join our nuke moms group - it's a little more active than the Nuke School Charleston group.  Feel free to ask any questions you may have.


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