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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A little about me:
Married 20+years
Mother of 2 sons - 18 college freshmen and my 20 yr old SR.
Love being a Mother, Wife and domestic engineer - both my husband and I are retired. I love to cook, quilt, basket weaving and scrapbook. But I'm no Martha Stewart although I've tried ;)
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...
My son has made a very wise decision and after meeting and talking with his recruiter he will do well. The hardest thing for me right now is learning to let go and knowing that he as started on his on journey in life - sending light and love and yes, the tears will flow but they are of pride and joy that I have been blessed with such a beautiful young man.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:47am on February 20, 2012, lizs mom said…

Hi, you messsaged me quite a while ago then I wasn't on this site for a while. My daughter just had PIR Friday. She is now in San Antonio.  I have lived in Warwick my whole adult life. Which part of Chester were you from.  Hope your sons are doing well.

At 9:12pm on January 9, 2012, theraysmom(Ship11 Div 244) said…

Hi just a update spoke with my son he says he is going on the Enterprise(last deployment for this ship) has been told more or less what he is supposed to doesn't sound hard but couldn"tsay where he is going. He seems to know what is going on wih his trip so we will see what happens.  He sis scheduled to return in a month give or take a couple of days.

At 6:34pm on December 30, 2011, Sue-Pillowcase lady said…

Come and check out Heads at Ease pillowcase project.  We did the entire ship in Dec 2009.

At 10:49pm on October 16, 2011, Anna said…
Thank you for the info!!!!!
At 9:34pm on October 16, 2011, Anna said…


I saw your post on Storymom's blue candle event page with the picture of the Navy candle.  I'd like some information on where I can get one!!  Thank you!!

At 4:26pm on October 16, 2011, diannep said…
accepted your friend request!
At 3:40pm on September 26, 2011, Donna said…
It's ironic, I have carried my sons letter with me every day but it is at home today. I will give you more details when I go home and get letter but know that I and my family laugh everytime we read it. Only a few had time to write they are helping each other he wrote lots of encouraging advice to his younger brother who is in DEP waiting to leave. Let me see if I can figure out how to chat in private. Ha Ha typing on tiny phone keyboard is no fun.
At 1:33pm on September 20, 2011, JustinsMom (Ship 09/Div 359) said…
Thank you, i have been exploring the site and all the in's and out's ..Everyone has been really helpful and so nice!...I'm doing ok but i will be better after that first real letter i get..I know its only been 2 weeks but seems like forever to me!...
At 8:36am on September 15, 2011, Trace said…

Thank you, I have been trying to figure out how to navigate around the site I think I have it now. I'm so glad you got your letter. I received mine on Sat. 9/10. We have a small post office and everyone knows everyone else. When I saw his writing I was excited and said to Post master oh my gosh did you see this....she just looked at me laughed and said yea Trace I put it in the box. She was waiting to see my reaction. And of course I wrote to my SR and had to tell him about it I'm sure he will get a laugh from it.  

At 8:17am on September 15, 2011, Trace said…

It is nice to meet you, I just joined N4M's right after my son left, Sept 1. Now that I have been reading everything I should have joined awhile ago. There is alot to learn. Yes I hope they are friends that would be great.


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