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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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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failing things

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise-- Seabee Mom Apr 1, 2012. 2 Replies

My ship and div has like two people so I thought I would ask here.  My son PIR date is 4/27.  We got a letter that he scored 5.0 on Physical but a 1.0 - fail on bunk making.  He said he can still…Continue

Nobody in Ship 07 Div 130 pir 4/27/12

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Mar 20, 2012. 5 Replies

I started a form, not one response.  I see other groups having great conversations...I just need to know there is someone else out there.  It gets discouraging.Continue

Nuke School confusion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Apr 23, 2012. 6 Replies

My son leaves for Boot camp March 1.  He is then in the nuclear program.  Everything comes up as SC for nuke school, but his recruiter said he was going to Groton...Everything I read for that says…Continue

We are entering the Navy

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe Mar 8, 2011. 23 Replies

My son has been waiting two years to join the Navy.  He graduates in May, has been homeschooled his whole life and is well on his way.  We met the recruiter in Aug.  He informed us because we were…Continue


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At 12:40pm on April 23, 2012, Pat said…

Congrats on your "I am a sailor" call!  Congrats on your Nuke 'to be'.  I am also the proud mom of a Nuke MM, although mine has been in the fleet for a while now.  MM's go to A school for 3 months, then Power school for 6 months, then on to Prototype for another 6 months.  This does not include the 'waiting' to class up time, which he will most likely have, as they do not start a class without it being 'full'.  Always encourage him to do his best.  School will be difficult, but if he wants it he can get it.  Sometime later, some of the MM's will be asked to become ELT's and this will include additional training.  A and Power school are only in Goose Creek, SC...Prototype is in either Goose Creek or Ballston Spa, NY.  ELT school if I remember correctly is in Groton, CT.  If you have other questions, please feel free to ask.  My best to you and your new sailor.

At 8:57am on April 21, 2012, RomisproudmomPIR4/27ship07div129 said… Congratulations on your new SAILOR!!!! I would like to be friends ...also here is a link to my page If you would like to join I know you are looking for people to talk to and share your good news. We are a bunch of ladies that are in your same shoes and would love to meet you and share our good news with you..and also when you need someone to talk to and support you we are here as well.. We are all looking forward to meeting each other at Sarges greet and Meet on Thursday before PIR... Looking forward to meeting you :)

At 8:21am on April 17, 2012, diannep said…

Hey!  Please delete you post in the discussion where you disclosed the BattleStations date.  We are not allowed to post BattleStations dates on N4Moms---against OPSEC (RTC also asked us now to do this).  I have made note of it though since I'm keeping a schedule.  Thanks!  Just click on the "x" in the discussion group box to delete.

At 5:53pm on February 9, 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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