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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!

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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At 12:19am on October 19, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

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 Sailor.

At 12:19am on October 19, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Hi, is your Sailor still on the Stennis? If so, check out John C. Stennis Support Group, CARRIER Families! and/or Bangor/Bremerton/Kitsap Sailors and Family. If not, where is your Sailor stationed now?

At 2:08am on April 4, 2011, JJ said…
You can hitch a ride!  I am not going to guarentee that we'll get there in one piece, but I'll try to get us there!  What time did you want me to pick you up?  I figure it will take about 30 minutes to get there. (Unless I get lost...then who knows)
At 9:58pm on April 3, 2011, JJ said…

I am getting better evry day!  I am so tired of being sick and tired!!  News is that Eric Robert is coming Stateside between April 10th and the 15th!  He will spend a day in Norfolk, then head to Rhode Island for 10 days for debriefing and update-training before he heads back to Norfolk. He will then close on his house, make sure everything is packed and ready for shipment before he heads off to his new duty.

I hope everything is going well.  Spring break should be over and all the little darlings are back in school. I hope that you are going to be able to go to the next Get together.  I am planning to go, I need the time away from the house.  In the last 35 days, I have been out of the house only 5 days!!  I am really tired of being stuck in the house!!

At 9:59pm on March 24, 2011, gosman454 said…
What does your son do on the ship. My daughter is a structural mechanic. Do we know how many from lemoore is assigned to the Stennis and have you been on the Stennis family group.
At 11:50pm on February 11, 2011, quintsmama said…

From what I gather from my son, they all will have to rotate either security as  TAD,

temporary duty assignment

At 6:35pm on January 15, 2011, JJ said…
Carol, here you are in your new hat!!
At 7:49pm on September 22, 2010, JJ said…
How's those eyes doing? Hope all is doing well. We missed you at Psyco Suzie's. Hope to see you at the Tea
At 12:19pm on September 15, 2010, JJ said…
I will try this once again. What I just typed disappeared! I sent the picture twice, but nothing happened So I will send it to you and Robin then off to Julie and the others. Wish me luck. Here it goes:

At 7:04am on July 1, 2010, June - Jon's Mom said…
Hi Carol, yes she is my first and yes, she is a cutie. We just love her.

I haven't heard back from Wendy, I do hope she will be ok. If I hear anything, I will defintiely let you know.
At 9:51am on May 28, 2010, JJ said…
Congrats!! How proud you must me. Looking forward to the meet and greet at Robin's. I plan to be there!!
At 10:00pm on April 18, 2010, JJ said…
I discovered that "private chat" thing so I can talk to you directly when you are on line with the Navy 4 Moms group
At 10:51pm on January 7, 2010, DanaMN ~Kris's Mom~NCTS SanDiego said…
I'm in Farmington... so Southern Suburbs. It's cold... LOL! I almost said I can't wait for summer... but that will mean my boy will be leaving soon... so I'll take some more of winter I guess. He's our only one and we aren't ready to be empty-nesters yet! :)
At 9:38pm on September 29, 2009, carols_kitchen said…
Saw you on the movie reviews page and just had to see who one of the other "carol's" is!
At 11:05pm on September 28, 2009, JJ said…

I am going to send this photo to you and see if it goes through. I still haven't found the other photo!! LOL It turned out really well.
At 12:01pm on August 21, 2009, JJ said…
Carol....I have no idea what happened to that message that I was JUST typing....So I will try this again:
If your folks are still with you on the 22nd, please bring them with the the Meet and Greet. After all, they are part of our Navy family! Hope to see you then.
At 2:11pm on February 12, 2009, Carmina Amador-Glover said…
Hi Carol, so our kids graduated bootcamp on the same day and they arriving in Pensacola on the same day. Joey was in Div. 009, what Div was Craig in? Is Craig an AO?
At 11:54pm on October 24, 2008, carol said…
You and me both. Maybe someone will step up to it one of these days. Until then we have this site.
At 10:44pm on October 16, 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.
So, enjoy your time here and I'm looking forward (along with the community) to reading more about you. :D
Sincerely, Catherine

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