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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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Stay at home mother of 3. Nest is now empty. Kyle is youngest. Love gardening and quilting.
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At 12:31am on May 26, 2011, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…
Welcome to Heads at Eae Kyle's mom.  We are glad to have you join us.
At 10:21pm on March 16, 2011, TexasMomof2 said…
Sounds like a plan - I'll get back with you.  Look forward to it!  :o)  ~Kerry
At 2:38pm on March 16, 2011, TexasMomof2 said…
Hi again, YES, I'd love to get together and it'd be fun to visit with someone whose son is in the same program.  I'm also an empty-nester as he's also my youngest.  Definitely been an adjustment......still working on it and he left in 2009.  :o(
At 2:26pm on March 16, 2011, TexasMomof2 said…
I'm your of Hwy 290 and FM 973 near Manor......the photo's from RSS came from my son who got them from some of the instructors and fellow students who took pics during that time. How exciting your son does his first helo jump today!  YAY!!  My son had FRAC in San Diego....he was Romeo.  Is your son Romeo?
At 10:29am on March 16, 2011, TexasMomof2 said…
Hi there!  Very excited for you guys on your son's completion of RSS....and you get to go see him?  YAY!  Enjoy your trip - we were there last summer and it's a very pretty place.  My son has finished FRAC and comes home next week for 7 days.
At 7:42pm on February 4, 2011, TexasMomof2 said…
Hi there!  Today my son graduated from FRAC in San proud of him.  He's waiting to hear when he goes to SERE......he knows he will be living in Norfolk.  So, right now, it's a matter of being told when to go to either SERE or Norfolk.  It is pretty amazing isn't it?
At 5:28pm on September 22, 2010, timsmom submariner said…
At 4:50pm on September 22, 2010, timsmom submariner said…
I'm in California and my son left in August...he was part of the DEP training. Has your son left yet? What ship, what division? PIR?

In regard to blue candles, when our boys are scheduled for Battlestation, I've heard it is tradition to light a blue candle for 12 hours...and I guess we pray real hard that they pass.

T-shirts, I will have to find the link and forward.
At 4:47pm on September 22, 2010, timsmom submariner said…
Hey Kyle's son is Ship 12, Div 344....PIR 10/15/2010.
At 12:23am on April 20, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet . is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
Welcome to New Members
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient. Check your page & status box often.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)

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