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.

Format Downloads:

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

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

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

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


  • Female
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • United States

Lisa's Friends

  • SUNY mom
  • Theresa's Mom *Ship7 Div161*
  • Lisette-in-NJ
  • KLSchisler
  • aml - Ship 02 Div 928 PIR 5/25
  • Deborah GC
  • katdino
  • FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

Lisa's Groups


Lisa's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
I am a realtor in NC and my baby just went to navy boot camp. I can't stop crying. She was in college for two years and I didn't want her to join right now but I am proud of her just very sad. I have a son about to leave for law school as well and a daughter that is somewhat close by. I have a grand daughter in Charlotte and I am raising my two year old grand son which is a blessing.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid

Lisa's Blog

My Girl Graduated!!!

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 6:51pm 1 Comment

Just came back from my daughter graduation and WHAT AN AWESOME DAY!!!! It was such a wonderful Day watching the new Sailors and seeing my daughter which was in the band just brought so much joy and tears!!! I couldn't stop crying. I got to spend that day with her and she had to be back by 7:45. One of her shipmates had watch right after graduation until 4 so we went and picked up her friends so they could have some liberty time too. It was so awesome. She is happier than I think I have ever… Continue

Can anyone tell me about Meet and Greet?

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 9:31pm 3 Comments

I am planning to fly in on the 24th of May but I keep hearing about meet and greet and I want to be there so I need to make sure I fly in on time. Anyone know anything about it?

I received the letter today!!!! Yeahhhh so happy

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 7:04pm 4 Comments

I am so happy I received my baby girls letter today, just the info letter but she filled in the blanks and the envelope so I saw her writing!!!! She is graduating May 25th..... Yeahhhhhhhhhhh soooo happppy

My daughter is on Ship 002 Div 928

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 8:18pm 5 Comments

This is where my daughter is. I got it today!!! Anyone else? I read something about this being performance... Does anyone know?

Comment Wall (4 comments)

You need to be a member of Navy For Moms to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

At 2:27pm on April 12, 2012, Deborah GC said…


So happy for you, that you spotted your daughter in a photo!! I keep looking for mine:) My husband and I will be going to Sarge's Meet & Greet; saw that you guys will not be able to make it. I can get you info later that evening when your flight gets in if you would like?


At 8:47pm on April 9, 2012, Deborah GC said…

I have to go to work, work night shift. But see what you can find out. Saw the info on one of the blogs...I'm not very computer savvy! Asked my husband to look into it on the Navy for Dad's website and see if he could find out more. As soon as I know something I'll let you know!! Have a great rest of your evening an I'll talk to you soon:)

At 8:02pm on April 9, 2012, Deborah GC said…

We just booked our airline tickets yesterday evening...that was exciting!!! Going to try and go to Sarge's Meet and Greet on Thursday evening before graduation. I've read that it is a good opportunity  to meet other families and get a heads up on the graduation ceremonies? Have you seen, heard or read anything about this? We do live in California, we are in the central valley, which is an agricultural area. I'm a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at a hospital here. My husband works for a company in So. Cal, so he travels a lot for his job.

At 4:09pm on April 3, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



© 2022   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service