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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Was proud and encouraged it
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Blue... Navy Blue! "old song for all the Navy wives & girlfriends out there...."

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 4:37pm 1 Comment

Blue Navy Blue - I'm as blue as I can be

'cause my steady boy said "Ship Ahoy" and joined the Navy.

He said he wanted to settle down and let me be his girl

but first he had to do a little travelin' around

and see the whole wide world.…


My Son.....

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 11:00pm 6 Comments

Hi, I'm new to N4M and my son will be leaving for boot camp the end of April,and i wanted to vent about his Employer,Chuck E. Cheese......

first let me tell you my son has worked @ CEC since he was 16yo he is now 19 and has had several awards from the company,so here's what makes me angry.......

my son gave his notice over a month ago letting them know he had enlisted in the US Navy and his last day of work would be April 18,2010 he is scheduled to work all weekend and all day Easter… Continue

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At 1:39pm on May 10, 2010, NI39 said…
I have started discussion threads with important information! Please feel free to add, ask questions ect...I hope we can all be a support for eachother and make valuable friendships through these next weeks and possibly years! ~Noelle
At 6:28pm on May 9, 2010, NI39 said…
Hi there I hope to make friends with everyone also! ;) My son is in the same ship and division as yours. What will be your sons occupation in the Navy?

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