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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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Last year, I was happy to announce that my Sailor had rejoined the fleet as a Reservist.  Since then, he has gotten a job he loves with our state’s 2-year college system.  He places formerly incarcerated men & women in jobs following their training. And he earned an Ed.S.  So what’s the problem, right?  No problem, except that his superiors came to him with the proposal that he resubmit his officer packet. Again, what’s the problem?  Nothing, except that he’d have to go active.  Now, as we…See More
May 18, 2019

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A little about me:
I am the Mother of 2 boys, ages 21 & 24. I am also a guidance counselor. My 24-yr-old is assigned to Mayport, FL. He's a DC. We drove to PIR. What a journey that was! PIR day was the happiest day of my life! It was joyful to see my sailor & his transformation. Since then, he has been deployed once & promoted to DC3! I have 21-yr-old son as well.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The high school recruiter I worked with was extremely well-liked at our school. The seniors I knew who came back to visit once in the Navy were very happy. The Navy keeps you informed and looks after their own.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:08pm on February 4, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome Back to N4M!

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At 10:52pm on December 12, 2012, hcr83 said…

When do you plan on heading south? 

At 9:44pm on December 12, 2012, hcr83 said…

I haven't been on this site for some time, and I've moved from WV to AL.  I logged on looking for information about the return of CG66 and I see you are in Wetumpka!  I'll be staying at the Navy Lodge, too,,, 

At 11:20am on January 13, 2012, KIM756 said…
Thank you! I'll pass this on to my SIL
At 7:34pm on June 9, 2011, LeeLee said…
I wish I knew what was going through his head.  He wants to be a screen writer but he is so gifted in Math and Science......He could be anything he wanted to be.  I still have hope.  He just moved back home with some serious rules....if he breaks them he's gone even though it will be the hardest thing for me to do and break my heart.
At 11:46pm on May 31, 2011, Hisbelovedlinda said…
I posted a reply on A School group about their storage in their rooms ...just a few minutes sure you ck it out
At 11:27am on April 29, 2011, zmommaopoindexter said…
I sent a message to your inbox for a little 'privacy'  My son is Benjamin he will be going to A school there in GL for ACEF.  I'm sad that I have had no letters or calls-I guess if he is still Division Yeoman, he may not even have time to do any of that.
At 4:44pm on April 18, 2011, Dee said…
what ship and div did your son get? mine got ship 9 div 191
At 1:46pm on April 7, 2011, Dee said…
a nother good  info about navy is Facebook.. if your on FB let me know and ill add you
At 1:45pm on April 7, 2011, Dee said…
hey there my son leaves monday for MEPS and will be in GL on tuesday, there is 2 leaving from our area im in Michigan, this is my second son in the Navy now my other son is deployed in the middle east right now so my NFM page is all messed up because he does not want me posting any info or pictures about him lol he is a officer on a he went a diffrent route in joining the navy so all this great lakes stuff is all so new to me ttys Diana

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