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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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At 3:16am on January 20, 2012, BunkerQB said…

How your are doing well? My sailor's commitment to the Navy ends on March 31, 2012. He will be giving it a whirl in the civilian world. I will be transitioning to a more passive role on N4M. Will still be active on my San Fran group - so you'll find me there but I will be limiting my involvement in other areas like blogs, forum and other groups. Best wishes to you and your sailor.

Regards, BunkerQB.

At 10:39pm on January 9, 2012, countrywoods said…
How expensive is that we have verizon
At 10:38pm on January 9, 2012, countrywoods said…
HOw expensive is the international plan for where they are we have Verizon my son has an iphone
At 3:13pm on January 17, 2011, BunkerQB said…
Don't forget join some of the groups listed below. Also important to join the PIR group as soon as you get a letter stating the PIR DATE. It's going to be some two months!
At 4:10am on January 5, 2011, BunkerQB said…
Are you getting ready for him to start BC? February right? How is he feeling?
At 1:15pm on October 12, 2010, BunkerQB said…
The most important thing is to join the Depper's group (which you have done, I see), then the Bootcamp Moms group. Someone (or you could do it) will start a group for those with RC leaving for bootcamp in Feb 2011. Just like this one - for those with recruits leaving Oct 2010.

I found this group for you.

I have written a number of discussions on how to do stuff on Navy 4 Moms.

Use the search function and peek at all the sites (from past and present).

I will be taking a step back from Navy 4 Moms to concentrate on personal projects. I know there will be other moms here (particularly those with newer sailors) to help you along.

Best of luck to you and your sailor,
At 8:32pm on April 7, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Just click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet
is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Bootcamp Moms Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. Going to be an officer or going to NROTC? Then join one of the following:
a. OCS Graduate Moms
b. NROTC Moms
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
1. Welcome to New Members
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a new blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (New Moms Stop Here Group)
At 8:28pm on April 7, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

Elizabeth and Colleen

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