This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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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!
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 8/25/2022 - 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 Social Studies teacher - tenth grade global history. I have been married for 25 years and I have three kids -- a 23 year older daughter/20 year old son and a 19 year old son who joined the Navy and is currently at RTC Bootcamp. I also have a 7 month old granddaughter!
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The recruiters for the Navy were honest/classy/respectable men who were always there for my son!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hi Theresa, I'm so glad to hear of someone that has a son in Div 214! Our son's name is AJ. It's actually Andrew James but we've always called him AJ. He is 20 yrs old and is our middle child of three. We havea son who just turned 28 and a daughter who will be graduating HS next week. We are getting really excited about coming for PIR. We are in MN and are going to be driving. It is about a 7-8 hour trip. Have you booked a hotel yet? We missed AJ's call last Thursday, but he sounded really good. I hope we can meet up in GL.
Hi, Theresa. I'm sure our boys have met before. I got a letter saying they were in Hell Week also, but they will do great I'm sure! Oh, I am most certainly going to be at graduation. Nothing will stop me! :) I'm addicted to this site as well.
Hi There Trashline27- I'm sorry your hurting tonight. The absence of contact is really tough. When that first letter comes it is like reassurance that he didn't just fall off the edge of the earth. I thought A. wouldn't write because he hates it, but he has turned into a writing fool! (As much as time allows!) And he really misses and appreciates our love, support and letters. Hang in there. Your time will come, and you'll feel better. Wish there was more I could say or do for you.
Tina in Colorado
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!