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 12:20pm on July 8, 2024, VIOLETA said…
Mi hija esta apunto de irse al bootcamp del Navy ...podré escribirle cartas?
At 7:49pm on November 6, 2023, WhiskeyTango said…
I'm not seeing anything current. My grandson is in Coronado. Are there no current groups recruits in Nov 2023.
At 12:50pm on June 24, 2023, Doctor H said…

Hi! My daughter is on her 3rd day of boot camp. When (or where) can I get her address for letters ?

At 12:35pm on October 14, 2021, TexasGirl said…

I am having a terrible time figuring out how to unsubscribe. Can anyone help please?

At 12:02pm on December 2, 2019, NewJaxMom said…
Perhaps it just needed a few. These worked! Will try the other chat again. Thanks!
At 12:00pm on December 2, 2019, NewJaxMom said…
Hi. I am new and I attempted to post in the chat but could not send. Can you help?
At 8:26pm on August 17, 2019, PaulaRena said…
If my son is found to have asthma will he be able to complete boot camp
At 2:13pm on January 2, 2019, carols_kitchen said…

Time for a Happy New Year. 

At 11:06am on November 11, 2018, cookie said…

Thank you for the heart full welcome. 

At 11:10pm on August 8, 2018, Adriana cortez said…
I need to change my name, Aldo how can I find my recruiter DIV348?
At 11:18am on February 4, 2018, PedALqueen4ever said…
Hello Navy Moms! Iam also one of you Navy Moms of a Sailor in A school...still trying to connect with others NavyMoms of Sailor in military school after BC/&successfully officially called U.S.N.sailors + Navy Nuke school intense schooling...
At 8:58pm on August 28, 2017, Emmiesgram said…

I finally gave up and started over again. I did everything you suggested I do and nothing would work. I kept getting the same error message. I have the proper Information on my page now but lost all my groups and friends so have to start over again unless you know of some way I can retrieve what I had. I do appreciate all the time you spent trying to help me straighten out my page but there was a glitch I couldn't seem to correct.

At 1:30pm on August 3, 2017, J.A.M.J6 said…
Can anyone tell me where can I find out about the photo packet
At 4:44pm on July 12, 2017, TessaNator⚓️ said…
Can any one tell me how long the 'nukes' get with their families after BC graduation?
My son will b headed to SC. I'm trying to make travel plans...but he has been gone 2 weeks and form letter still not arrived?
At 10:49pm on July 10, 2017, KyRose91 said…

Thank you for the welcome & direction to learn more!  Much appreciated!  :)

At 3:04pm on July 5, 2017, Gardenia100 said…
Can you please unsubscribe me.
Thank you.
At 4:22pm on May 13, 2017, Valtameri said…
At 5:34pm on January 17, 2017, PortMom said…

Hi N4M Admin,

I just joined the site and tried to post a comment, but wasn't able to do it. Clicking on Add Comment in the Comments thread did not cause any actions. I tried two different browsers. Is there a restriction on my account or a waiting period? I hope I'll be able to add this comment.

At 12:41am on January 4, 2017, NAVYforMoms Admins said…

Clockard and T-Lynn, we are so sorry that this took place.  There was an accidental deletion of a number of members in error during this transition phase, and while the info as you indicated cannot be retrieved, please know that the deletions have ended for now and special care is being taken.  We have privately messaged with you regarding this issue.  Again, we apologize and are deeply appreciative of all you have done and continue to do for our members.

At 5:54pm on December 18, 2016, clockard said…

I don't know who is deciding which members get deleted, but someone screwed up big time.

I just had to re-join Navy for Moms and try to find my groups. Aaarrrggghhhh!!! All my content, pictures, everything - GONE. I post on one group or another at least weekly. In what universe does that qualify as inactive? Recently I had been posting on my groups that everyone needed to post something if they wanted to stay active. How ironic is that!

I also just re-joined one of the groups I created so now I can post there, but I no longer have admin privileges on that group and neither does anyone else!

I had created a private group which I now cannot access! Not sure if my friends there will be able to "invite" me to join my group again.

When I joined Navy for Moms (the first time!) there were about 2,000 members. Yes, it was MANY years ago. I have spent a vast amount of time and energy sharing and helping others, and I've made some really good friends.  To be treated this way now is totally disrespectful. When I tried to log in this morning for my weekly catch up with my friends and saw that I no longer had an account, I felt like I'd been punched in the gut.

I apologize for the rant, but I really am furious about this.  Is there any way my content can be restored? How about my admin access to my groups? A little help here, please.

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