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."


**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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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At 4:02pm on April 1, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Join Moms of Officers. If your loved one is still in Lemoore, then you may also want to check out San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego, San Diego Moms/SOs and Sailors Stationed in California. Is he stationed with a vessel? If so, which one? There may be other groups I can direct you to.

At 10:33pm on August 18, 2016, lemonelephant said…

AnitaH....n, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes change to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your loved one.

At 10:53pm on July 9, 2012, Suzie said…

Hi AH -

Found the picture below on a news website in Kansas for ya!  Best I could do . . . maybe in a few days you can check YouTube . . . I'll bet someone took a video of that flyover!!  Congrats to your DS!  Mine really wants to do the same for a PSU Football game someday.


At 10:51pm on July 9, 2012, Suzie said…

At 9:15pm on September 30, 2010, Paymaster said…
AH.....If you go to the group "Pillowcases for USS Abraham Lincoln Christmas Project" you will see a discussion on permission the brass to distribute the pillowcases to the ship staff.

We are a group of Navy mom's and we are using one of our locate churchs to hold a sewing day.
At 8:52am on September 30, 2010, Paymaster said…
AH.....Were you able to find out how many are in your son's squadron?
At 7:27pm on May 25, 2010, Lisa said…
Thanks for the info! Tell me what neighborhoods to look at in Broomfield.
The company is moving from DTC to downtown so it's not really a new company to Denver. How long would the commute be? Are there any nice neighborhoods with snow capped mountain views?
At 6:32pm on May 25, 2010, Lisa said…
Hi AH! Tell me about Broomfield....that's where you live, right?
My husband's company is moving to downtown Denver so we might
look in your town. My son is starting IFS on June 1st in P'cola.
At 10:59am on October 2, 2009, AH said…
I made arrangements to see Mike in his new house over Thanksgiving and let him know by texting him on his cell. He finally replied at 10:20 my time 9:20 his. He had been working for 14 hours and still had about 2 hours. I'm really afraid that he going to burn out. He is the legal officer, NATOPS officer and acting Safety Officer. He is also the CACO (fortunately he has never had to do anything with that other than training). Oh,.... and I forgot, he is still flying. I can't imagine when they start the work ups. Mike didn't have to wait much to class up either. The longest wait was from OCS to IFS. He graduated OCS in November and did IFS in Feb and classed up for API within a week or two. Primary was about 3 weeks and Advanced was just as quick and then out to Lemoore. I really can't imagine him being any busier than he is right now. At least on Dec 1, he will have his LT rank and won't feel like the low man as much. What he finds really hard is that he is the lowest rank but has to tread real easy when it comes to doing his desk jobs.
At 3:16pm on November 11, 2008, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hello & Welcome to N4M’s!
My name is Catherine the Admin and I want to thank you for joining us! To help you know the “Do’s and Don’ts” for the community- I wrote up a quick little ditty for you to read. So click here and read them (pretty please with a cherry on top because the rules are enforced)! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns afterwards- please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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