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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 7:08pm on February 4, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome Back to N4M!

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At 10:52pm on December 12, 2012, hcr83 said…

When do you plan on heading south? 

At 9:44pm on December 12, 2012, hcr83 said…

I haven't been on this site for some time, and I've moved from WV to AL.  I logged on looking for information about the return of CG66 and I see you are in Wetumpka!  I'll be staying at the Navy Lodge, too,,, 

At 11:20am on January 13, 2012, KIM756 said…
Thank you! I'll pass this on to my SIL
At 7:34pm on June 9, 2011, LeeLee said…
I wish I knew what was going through his head.  He wants to be a screen writer but he is so gifted in Math and Science......He could be anything he wanted to be.  I still have hope.  He just moved back home with some serious rules....if he breaks them he's gone even though it will be the hardest thing for me to do and break my heart.
At 11:46pm on May 31, 2011, Hisbelovedlinda said…
I posted a reply on A School group about their storage in their rooms ...just a few minutes sure you ck it out
At 11:27am on April 29, 2011, zmommaopoindexter said…
I sent a message to your inbox for a little 'privacy'  My son is Benjamin he will be going to A school there in GL for ACEF.  I'm sad that I have had no letters or calls-I guess if he is still Division Yeoman, he may not even have time to do any of that.
At 4:44pm on April 18, 2011, Dee said…
what ship and div did your son get? mine got ship 9 div 191
At 1:46pm on April 7, 2011, Dee said…
a nother good  info about navy is Facebook.. if your on FB let me know and ill add you
At 1:45pm on April 7, 2011, Dee said…
hey there my son leaves monday for MEPS and will be in GL on tuesday, there is 2 leaving from our area im in Michigan, this is my second son in the Navy now my other son is deployed in the middle east right now so my NFM page is all messed up because he does not want me posting any info or pictures about him lol he is a officer on a he went a diffrent route in joining the navy so all this great lakes stuff is all so new to me ttys Diana
At 8:40am on November 4, 2010, cj-jon'smom said…
He is...he got his body fat % down 2% lower than they said, but at MEPS they measured differently than the recruiter did and said he had to lose another 3 inches. He is built like a tank, but he has been running and swimming, but now is running with a back pack of books and on the beach sand to try and up the workout. He is v ery determined, but was very dissapointed that he wasn't able to get a date for BC then. He is hoping linguistics will open up by Jan, as that is what he really wants. I am hoping the holidays don't get the best of him!
At 10:40am on October 30, 2010, cj-jon'smom said…
No, can't say I am familiar with Slapout! I live in Dothan. My son was delayed due to a measurement, so he will go back to MEPS in Jan. for measuring and swearing in and BC date. His name is Jonathan as well! Take care, CJ
At 11:59am on October 28, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

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

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