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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At 12:27pm on August 2, 2012, HeathersMom said…

I'm sorry I don't get on here as much as I probably should.  My daughter called about 3 wks after too.  We have 22 days left (:

At 4:46pm on July 24, 2012, Silvia...proud mom of Gabe's said…

Thank You so much for your beautiful comments :) I been a little busy working ten hrs daily and don't have much time to visit the page. I hope everybody it's doing ok, tell me about your girl??? phone calls etc. Have a great afternoon.

At 8:54am on July 23, 2012, rocksNboys said…

Sure was nice to meet you on Saturday and look forward to next time.

At 12:01am on July 12, 2012, lemonelephant said…

I stumbled on a post of yours that did not appear to be answered.  Since I am not a member of that group, I will answe here.  SN PACT (not FACT) is Seaman (SN)Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT), so yes, she is undesignated. may help.

At 3:09pm on July 9, 2012, HeathersMom said…

She is on Ship 09, Div 266. Have you heard from her yet?

At 10:10pm on July 5, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request.  You will have to use the little x and delete the comments.  You cannot Edit replies and comnents in groups and Blogs or after the 15 minute time limit in Forums and Discussions..

At 11:40pm on June 23, 2012, MamaB=Ship 14, Div 290 said…

Hi there...thanks for sending me the friend request.  Haven't figured out how to do too much on this website yet.  I saw one of your posts the other day that your daughter was leaving the same day as mine.  Can't believe its here already...seemed so far away when she first started DEP. 

At 10:23pm on June 20, 2012, Anna said…


Wow - can't believe the time is here now!!!  I'm sure you feel like it was yesterday that she went off to MEPS.  I'm in a similar boat with you - my daughter, Jenn is reporting to OCS in two weeks now!!!  When she was accepted I felt like we had a lllooooonnnnngggg time before she'd be leaving but now - - - here it is!!  I'm going through that sadness also!!  Come talk to us on the Daughters 2 group - - - I know the ladies will help you get through these long weeks of no communication from your girl!!!

At 12:40pm on June 20, 2012, JerseySusan said…

Hi Marissa, I really enjoyed reading your profile & loved all the pics. Coming from California explains what appears to be a "49er"Jersey on your husband!  We raised our family up in South Jersey, so we are all "Philly" fans. Our oldest son is based out in San Diego aboard the USS San Francisco sub. He is a Nuke,(nuclear engineer tech.) Please tell your daughter who is leaving next week, we will keep her in our prayers for a smooth transition, & help "You" get through this!!!

At 3:50pm on November 1, 2011, Anna said…


Thank you for your kind words.  Funny about the Mustang - -  when I was shopping for my car back in '02, it was a toss-up between the Sebring, the Mustang, and a Mitsubishi Spyder - all convertibles.  Since I had twin girls I wanted one with the most room in the back seat and that's how I ended up with the Sebring!!!  But my son owns a Mustang and loves it!!  My girls are doing well - - the one who enlisted right out of high school is now out!!  Looking for a civilian job now - still in WA tho :(  but that is where her husband is still stationed.  Her sister is finishing her last year of college and then heads off to OCS to become an officer.  She is working on getting her private pilot's license and keep up with all her classes.  She is somewhat of an overachiever!!!!

At 3:11pm on October 31, 2011, Anna said…
P.S.  Love your pics!!!!!
At 3:09pm on October 31, 2011, Anna said…


That is great news that you will be able to go to a meet and greet!!!  I remember my first one - it was cool and made some contacts I still keep in touch with today!!!  Then maybe you can find some moms closer to you that you can get together with more often!!!

I'm doing ok - had some bad events last week  - my favorite toy - my convertible I got when we lived in GA just up and died!!!!  Catastrophic engine failure.  Had to have it towed away and scraped!!  It had alot of really good memories of trips with my girls!!  So now I'm really stuck at home - can't think about looking for a replacement vehicle until the beginning of the new year!!!!  But no one was hurt so that's a good thing!!  How is everything going with you?  How's your girl doing?  I still have to get you to come over to the Moms of Daughters 2 group!!!!!

At 4:55pm on October 24, 2011, Anna said…


Just saw your post on the other Navy Daughters page.  I'll keep Avia in my prayers for a successful MEPS day - - even tho' that will take her away from you for awhile!!!!  :)  But we understand it's what they want and we are so proud of them.  Please tell her "Thank You for choosing the world's greatest Navy" for me!!!!!

Did you hear from any GA moms yet?

At 10:33pm on October 18, 2011, Anna said…


Got your message and your post on my page.  Sent you back a message!!!

Hope your daughter hears something soon and gets everything worked out for her!!!

At 4:35pm on October 14, 2011, Anna said…


Did you get my private message I sent you?

At 5:11pm on October 8, 2011, Anna said…
Thank you for the friend request!!!  I'm sending you a private message to answer your questions since it's a little more involved than posting on your page.
At 12:14pm on October 8, 2011, Anna said…


I saw your post in a discussion and learned that you are new to N4Ms and I want to invite you to join the Moms of Daughters 2 group!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  Please feel free to jump in and join our chats.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life. It's also a great place to brag about your sailor!! We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!!  I lived in Augusta, GA for 11 years and also lived in San Diego for 8 years.  I will post the link to the Daughters 2 group below!!  Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 4:45pm on October 5, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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 forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 


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