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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It's Letter Writing Week!

This week is Letter Writing Week. Show support for your Recruit and express yourself with a hand-written gesture.
Click this link for some great tips and information for letter-writing here:…

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on January 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Army/Navy Game 2013

We can't wait for #ArmyNavy 2013 to kick off on December 14. It goes without saying that this is no ordinary game; this is America’s Game. We think Navy gets their 12th straight win; what's your prediction? Join our Thunderclap to show your support so we can all yell #GoNavy together! …


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on December 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

New Navy STEM PSA! Check it out!

Hey everyone!

Make sure you check out the new Navy STEM PSA. Filling the needs in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) is crucial to the future of the country. That’s why we want you to watch the PSA and share it with friends and family. Get the word out there, encourage and be proud if your Sailor works in a STEM related area!…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 25, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Go Navy! Hooyah!




Added by Navy for Moms Admin on December 8, 2012 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

NAVYForMoms on Pinterest!

Hi everybody!

Big news! The United States Navy is now on Pinterest, and we will have a NAVYForMoms board! For those of you who are on Pinterest, you know how much fun and how addicting the site can be! If you aren’t on the site, you should sign up so that you can join in on all the fun!

If you want to contribute pictures that might be used on the NAVYForMoms board, send them to

In order for us to “Pin” the photos to…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on June 7, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday America's Navy!

For 236 years, the Navy has answered the call to those in need. Thank you to all of brave and dedicated men and women who have served. We salute you!

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 13, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

September 11th 2011: A Day of Remembrance. A Day of Service.

110908-M-KZ372-003 NEW YORK (Sept. 8, 2011) Crew members aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) man the rails and present honors while passing The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as the ship arrives in Manhattan. The crew of New York will participate in numerous events throughout the city honoring the victims and… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on September 11, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Wish Your Sailor a Happy Valentine’s Day on Behalf of the Navy

Hi N4M Members!

We are looking for videos of children, pets, spouses, family members, neighbors, etc. wishing Happy Valentine's Day to the Sailors in their lives. Upload your videos (30 seconds or less with NO music) to YouTube with the tag #NavyValentine and we'll pull the top videos for a special Valentine's Day production.

Link - YouTube:  …


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 4, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Issue Reports

Hello everyone,

We recently had some technical difficulties and did not receive any issue reports. If you sent a report and feel your problem has not been resolved, please feel free to re-submit any issues.

Thank you for your understanding.
-Colleen and Elizabeth

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 30, 2010 at 3:25pm — 3 Comments

Site Is Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Hi everyone,

Yesterday morning (Thursday), Ning had a major outage as some of you may have noticed. The problems were isolated and one by one were fixed, however email notifications are still in the testing stages. Please be patient and know that Ning is working non-stop to get these issues resolved.

Thank you!
Colleen and Elizabeth

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on August 6, 2010 at 1:49pm — 2 Comments

From the Navy - Safety at Home Booklet

Hi everyone!

Navy Safety Center has published a booklet entitled "Safety at Home." If you are interested in receiving one, please contact Derek Nelson at The brochures will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.…

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 19, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Meeting Kits Are Back!

Hello everyone,

Yes it's true, Meeting Kits are back! These kits will come in handy at many scheduled meet and greets or planned luncheons. They are designed to make your events more special as you relate to one another, share stories, laugh, and chat about your…

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on June 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Celebrating Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Hello everyone!

In 1992, legislation was passed and May was officially selected as Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month. This month we remember and celebrate the immigration of the Japanese to the U.S. in May 1843 and also the completion of the transcontinental railroad in May 1869, which was built mostly by the Chinese. The national theme for 2010 is “Diverse Leadership for a Diverse Workplace”.…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Launch of Navy Live – The Official Blog of the United States Navy!

Hello N4M Members!

We have some great news to share! On April 22, the Navy launched its official blog, Navy Live, which is sponsored by the Navy Office of Information. Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus has this to say about the blog, "Through the blog, we have the opportunity to begin a conversation in plain language about issues of the day and what the Navy and Marine Corps are doing about them, as well as solicit constructive feedback on our thoughts and policies." His… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Navy Weeks are here!

091106-N-9712C-002 NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 6, 2009) Spectators watch as a formation of F/A 18 Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 204 fly over the dedication of a new building at the National World War II Museum. World War II veterans and military service members stationed in the New Orleans area were guests of honor for the dedication. The event was part of New Orleans Navy Week, one of 21 Navy Weeks planned across…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Navy Recruiting's Top Family Hosts First-Ever Virtual Town Hall

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to pass along this great article from regarding the first virtual town hall meeting that was held by NRC.…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 9, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Navy Has A New Facebook Page

Hello everyone!

We are excited to announce that Navy has launched a new Facebook page, US Navy Life! Unlike NAVYForMoms, where you can connect and share your personal stories with other moms, the Navy Facebook page, established by Recruiting Command, will allow you to communicate with Active Duty…

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 25, 2010 at 12:06pm — 3 Comments

Receiving To Many Notifications?

Hello N4M's,

We have been receiving many messages and issue reports regarding emails flooded with notifications from groups and mass forwards. We have contacted Ning and they have provided some insight on how to manage this.

You can control your email settings by signing in, clicking Settings on the right hand side, then clicking the email tab (left side). There you can choose the kind of notifications you want to receive.

If you want to stop receiving email… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 19, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Haiti Earthquake Relief Video - Aboard the USS Carl Vinson and the USNS Comfort

Hello everyone!

Take a moment to check out this video that Navy sent over. In the video, you will be able to see an in-depth look aboard the USS Carl Vinson and the USNS Comfort as the Navy rushes to aid in the Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Step inside the ships to see firsthand how the highly trained Surgeons, Physicians, Nurses, Dentists,…

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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