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."

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.

Format Downloads:

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Has anyone sent their Sailor a next day package? Wondering what mail i should use. This will be his first holiday away from home and family, a long way away from home. I would just like to send him a few things to help him through his day. Well it help me too to know that he has some homey things to enjoy and share. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you

Views: 51

Comment by Dunesmom on November 22, 2010 at 7:49am
thank you sooo much for your advice and ideas. I'm on my way to the post office to pick up a box and ask lots of questions. My Sailor should have his phone today, that took eight days to get to him, so i'm expecting a phone call and will ask if picking up his mail often is an option. Again a big Thank you to all!
Comment by Dunesmom on November 22, 2010 at 4:33pm
oh my goodness!!! Just got back from the post office. do you know what they wanted for an express box to Pen? $104.00! Wow i think my eyes bugged out of my head. so nope did not go that way. Guess he will have to wait for the snail to deliver. So glad to hear that they will be getting a nice meal on Thursday. Sure going to be a tough one for me being it's our first holiday without him. Thanks again.
Comment by Dunesmom on November 24, 2010 at 7:38pm
aww thanks Monica, that is so wonderful to hear that you all are so kind and thoughtful of our sailors where you are at. As a mom i sooo appreciate what you are doing. Thank you!


You need to be a member of Navy For Moms to add comments!

Join Navy For Moms

© 2020   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service