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


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Address to send letters

Started this discussion. Last reply by belovedbyHim Aug 24, 2022. 2 Replies

Hi fellow families. How long will it take for me to get my daughters address once she is settled ? She arrived at GL on 8/24/22. Thank you !


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Liz commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Congratulations to you and your amazing family Anna !! You must be so proud !"
Aug 26, 2022
Liz commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Thank you all so much . I have to admit the first time she mentioned joining the Navy I pushed her toward college instead. She did two years and was unhappy . ( I feel tremendous guilt over this as I ran with the ball when she said that she wanted…"
Aug 26, 2022
Anna left a comment for Liz
"Liz, I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is…"
Aug 26, 2022

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I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
Our Navy experience so far...
is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions., is a work in progress!

Liz 's Blog

Thank you

Posted on August 25, 2022 at 5:39pm 2 Comments

Hi Navy family,
Thank you so much for your support and warm welcome ! It really is appreciated more than I can express in words . Just wondering: when I will stop crying?!?
I am still figuring out a different email and a user name. This may be a dumb question so please bear with me - will I lose my original Gmail account?

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At 9:50pm on September 11, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Liz - Yes, you may send me a private message when we are friends. I will send one to you so that you can see it. Look for your private messages in your Inbox (look in the upper left corner here on your profile page.)  And if you need to reach out to me quickly, you may post a comment on my page. If you click on my chipmunk picture, it will take you to my page, and the same with others. If they are set to private, you have to send them a friend request. 

Sorry for the delayed reply. I only get on N4M via my computer and I don't see my email feeds for messages unless I am on my email account. I can no longer check it on my phone, so I am only on it via my computer. 

At 4:56pm on September 11, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Liz - I see that you do not have any "friends" on this site yet, and I wanted to make sure you were aware as to how the process works. This discussion of mine on the BC Mom group page explains it a little: 

How to send PMs (Private Messages) to friends on N4M & some OPSEC/PERSEC info - Navy For Moms ( - Also, I am going to send you friend request. That way, if you would like to reach out to someone and request to be there friend on this site, you know how to do so and how to send a private message. 

At 4:12pm on August 26, 2022, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  I'm glad you have jumped in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life. There is no question that cannot be asked as we have all been in this newbie stage!! We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 9:01am on August 26, 2022, Chipmunk said…

You made it to the BC Mom and Loved One group !! Yea!!

At 8:11am on August 26, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Liz I see you joined the Mom of Daughters 2 group - That is great, it is just not as active as the BC Mom group, especially for finding support and information right now during the BC weeks. You may join more than one group on this site at a time. 

At 7:23pm on August 25, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

And be sure to join this group for boot camp moms,

At 6:46pm on August 25, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

You might also like to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group.  Here's the link:

Moms of Daughters 2

At 12:37am on August 24, 2022, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok!  The First part is some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL! Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

At 10:22am on August 23, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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