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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Blm's Friends

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A little about me:
Mom of 22 year old son, and my future sailor-19 year old daughter. I currently work as an RN in Pittsburgh.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Now as the time for her to leave gets closer, I am proud but still a bit concerned!
She has been through 1/2 of boot camp and is doing very well-I know now this is what she really wanted to do.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:43pm on January 4, 2013, NarMom said…

Good Morning, Blm

Thanks for the friend request.. love the pictures of your beauitful sailor.

God Bless.

At 4:01am on November 1, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We put together a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies

The guide contains links to the Boot Camp Moms group, a list of PIR groups, the RTC site, videos, powerpoint slides, pdf files (The Family Guide from RTC). For the newer members, the link to this guide is included in a welcoming message from the Navy For Moms admins. If the new member would simply click on MY PAGE on the menu bar, she'll/he'll access her own personal page, then scroll down to the message from the N4M admin.  It'll always be there as a reference. Thank you for taking the time to help newer members. My son's commitment to the Navy ended this year. He is now a civilian. I met so many good friends thru this support network.

Good luck to your sailor.

At 7:56pm on April 16, 2012, diannep said…

accepted your friend request

At 1:24pm on April 16, 2012, spring932 said…

just sent you pictures if you want me to email them to you personally just let me know. You can also friend me on Facebook :)

At 11:45pm on November 18, 2011, Anna said…


I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are brand new to N4Ms, when does your daughter leave for boot camp?  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!!   I have a certain soft spot when it comes to sailor daughters going to the OS rating.  I was an OS when I served years ago and the rating had just been opened for women.  I was the second female to be rated as an OS3!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 2:58pm on September 19, 2011, 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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