This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:
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!
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.
**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.
**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED - Vaccinations still required
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
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 isno 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.
I am a mom of 3 boys . My oldest has served almost 4 years in the Navy and has signed up for another 4. We are so very proud of him! I have meet a lot of great ladies on this site and have to thank them for their unswerving loyalty and send them my gratitude for supporting me when I had troubles. My middle son is trying to decide between the Navy and Marines. His brother of course wants him in the Navy!
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...
At the beginning I didn't know much and so it has been wonderful having other Moms that have been there to help and answer even the silliest questions. I still have a lot to learn. My son has been on 2 deployments and isn't able to tell me much about what he does.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hey I love your name! My middle name is Marie. How about you? So many Lisa Marie's around that 60 to 64 era. I'm sure our boys must know each other by now. Have you received a real letter from your son yet? I have not. I am really hopeful that the kids will be allowed to call us Mom's for Mother's Day. I will be at work but I will have my phone on just incase. Dan is my only son. He was the man around my house and I miss his so much. My daughter just moved back in with me. She graduated from UCSB last summer and now getting her masters at CLU. I only have two children, so I'm glad my daughter moved back in. I love you dog pic. What is it's name. My dog is a maltese named Charlie. He is spoiled rotten. Let me know if you got a call or letter. Glad we are N4M friends. Are you going to PIR? If so, have you found any flight deals?
Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding support groups – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. Think of this group as your orientation station. We have 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)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is your son/daughter already in bootcamp? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog on how to use the N4M site. Welcome to New Members
Learn to use the “Search” function. Search in blogs, forums, discussions in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient. Check your page & status box regularly. Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)
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 featured forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!