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."


**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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At 11:19pm on May 13, 2013, donnab said…

Kathy, Do you know about how much longer it will be before we hear anything from our sailors? Or how long is the normal for not receiving emails? I am just anxious to hear from mine.

At 11:30pm on November 22, 2010, Nesper LaKay Reddick said…
Hi Kathy, My name is Kay we are neighbors, I live in Orlando.
At 8:29pm on September 12, 2010, Kathy said…
My son is on the Gold Crew. They are out right now and he has been on the Alaska for a year now. He says it is ok. He has also going under way with the Blue Crew once. He is a ET3 on the Radio. I live just 3 hours from him so I get to see him often.
At 4:23pm on September 12, 2010, DeniseR said…
Welcome Kathy to the Alaska Group!! Is your son on the Blue or Gold Crew? My son is on the Blue Crew and really loves this boat. I hope your son's move is a pleasant one.
At 9:43pm on November 11, 2008, jean said…
my son is in Gronton for sub school and will start electrical school soon.
yes he had a hard time with just all guys
on base but he got a new room mate and things seems to go better now.

yes he did go to the mall and to the Chapel once or twice but now goes to a church off base. the church people come and pick the sailors up for the services.
At 3:23pm on November 3, 2008, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hello & Welcome to N4M’s!
My name is Catherine the Admin and I want to thank you for joining us! To help you know the “Do’s and Don’ts” for the community- I wrote up a quick little ditty for you to read. So click here and read them (pretty please with a cherry on top because the rules are enforced)! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns afterwards- please don’t hesitate to contact me.
So, enjoy your time here and I'm looking forward (along with the community) to reading more about you. :D
Sincerely, Catherine
At 12:17pm on November 3, 2008, Sherry James said…
Hi Kathy,

Nice to see a new face on the Navy for Moms website!! Please stop by and say hi, Sherry

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