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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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.)

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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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A little about me:
Proud dad of a new FN with sharpshooter ribbon, Read N4M often while my son was in boot camp but never joined cause I wasn't a mom. Some of the best people I met during PIR I knew because I read N4M often and felt we were friends.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Boot Camp - Patience is a virtue, No news is good news, have faith - you raised them right and they are up for this.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:34pm on March 26, 2015, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Hi there - haven't seen you on lately - how are you doing?

At 6:51pm on September 25, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Just popping in to see how you are feeling?  I've missed seeing you on here ;-)

At 12:03pm on January 29, 2014, NJ Navy Mom Ship 03 Div 115 said…

Thank you so much for all the previous info on the coins.  At the Prototype Graduation they set up a big table with bumper stickers, water bottles, challenge coins, belt buckles and Zippo lighters.  The coins are great and my son is very grateful that they had them there so I can now stop tormenting him to get to the second floor and get them for me!!  Thanks again and good luck to your son. 

At 2:37pm on December 13, 2013, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

A HUGE thank you to you and Mrs. NDM!  You both are the best and your generosity means the world to me :)

At 3:35pm on November 20, 2013, BunkerQB said…

Your son will be OK. We went thru a similar experience with our sailor's younger brother. He was at the United States Military Academy, West Point for two years. We couldn't believe he would part with such a prestigious opportunity. But in the end, it was his life. We vacillate from feeling that like we were hit in the stomach to being very, very thankful he is not in Afghanistan doing mine sweeps. Is he out of the woods? The jury is still out. Hit me a friend request if you need someone to talk to.

At 5:47pm on November 14, 2013, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

NDM - Just checking in to see how things are?  Have you received any news from your son as to where he will be going yet?  I hope he is not being too hard on himself. Please give him a big navy mom hug from me!

We had a lot of discussion on the nuke site yesterday regarding prototype school and I really missed not seeing any input from you.  I've always looked forward to your posts and the wealth of knowledge that you possess regarding the nuke program. 

Please give a big hug to Mrs. NDM and I hope you will continue to share your knowledge with us. 

At 8:16am on March 21, 2012, harpist mom said…

Keep in touch!

At 2:31pm on March 12, 2012, Pat said…

Welcome aboard!  Thank you for your service (assumed because of your cap)!

You are welcome here, but wanted to let you know about Navy for Dad' is another website you may want to look into.

At 1:53pm on March 12, 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! :) 



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