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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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.


RTC Graduation

**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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Navy Speak

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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At 4:08pm on December 13, 2016, NAVYforMoms Admins said…

Pat L. in IL - the group won't be deleted, even if the creator is inactive or deleted.

At 4:07pm on December 13, 2016, NAVYforMoms Admins said…

Norma - there are a number of Navy-groups on Facebook that you can join; however, we are not affiliated with them.

At 2:48pm on December 7, 2016, defygravity21756 said…

How do I unsubscribe to Navy Moms? 

At 3:56am on December 4, 2016, Judy said…

Hi Catherine - I joined this site years ago - I just don't post - rarely-never.

I come and read sometimes - when I have a little extra time.

I come from a Navy family - my dad was in for 23 yrs., my brother was in for 23 yrs., my son has been in now for 14 yrs. and just re-upped for another 3 yrs.

At 4:24pm on December 2, 2016, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi, I hope you can address our concerns. We are with Molly's Adopt A Sailor. The creator is inactive and we are concerned that if "Shell" is deleted due to inactivity, the "Molly's" page will be lost. That would be a TERRIBLE thing for the sailors we adopt every month.

Can you advise please??

Pat L. in IL

At 9:17pm on November 13, 2016, Norma said…

Thanks for your help.  Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the info.  I'm quite familiar with facebook can I get all the same info?



At 9:31pm on October 18, 2016, Anna said…

NavyMoms Admin,

I just want to express my extreme gratitude to all those who worked to get our website back up and running!!!!  I've missed my contact with my Navy Sisters!!!  If there is anything I can do to help please reach out to me!!!!

At 1:29pm on September 22, 2016, NancyJo (NNPTC) said…

Hi, It is my understanding that N4Ms has had a change in the supporting organization for this site and now no new members can join? As a navy mother, I am here to say this site has been of the utmost importance to me as I endeavor to support my son through his naval career. This news is distressing. Is there anything we can do as users of this website to maintain this system? Is there anyone we need to contact? I cannot stress the importance of N4M for both parents and sailors. Please support this vital service.

At 12:27pm on September 22, 2016, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

I sent you another message - still trying to find out the status of the new member situation.  We have many concerned parents....our nuke mom's group is asking if there is someone we can contact to express our concerns???

At 7:03pm on August 7, 2016, cmomof2 said…

Hi Erin,

I don't see where my zip code is posted and other than my city (does that need to be removed?) am not sure what identifying information is seen by others. I didn't think I had posted any of that. Have you seen mistakes in my profile?

At 2:06pm on June 30, 2016, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

I've sent you a couple of messages - trying to find out the "new member" situation....any info is greatly appreciated!

At 8:58pm on June 22, 2016, Crazy Blonde (Ship 2, Div-925) said…
Hello, can you please tell me where the group for Ship 14, Div 159 can be found. Thank You. :)
At 12:53pm on June 21, 2016, Trevor's Mom said…
Does anyone know the return date for the USS Truman?
At 6:07am on May 26, 2016, Anchor's Aweigh Mom said…

Need advice about which group I should join.  Our son will be a submarine in Bangor, WA.  Any suggestions?

At 4:49pm on May 17, 2016, Storymom said…

Thank you for you help with ' Crockpot Navy Moms ' group/page!  We appreciate you ♥♥

At 11:03pm on May 6, 2016, navyproud said…

Thank you for your warm welcome.  This site has been extremely helpful.  :)


At 11:30pm on April 29, 2016, Storymom said…

Hello, I've sent you a couple of messages via emIl and your in-box, inbox...but no respnse yet? I know you must be busy with so many things, but we need help with an established group on NFM, please??
Hope you can get back to me, thanks !
storymom (Aircrew Admin)

At 1:43pm on April 25, 2016, NanaB said…

Thank you!

At 6:51am on April 14, 2016, Colleen said…
Thank you so much for all of your help!!
At 7:06pm on April 12, 2016, dannidb said…

Hi Erin, how do I ask questions? My son is in A school and just got his orders for C school. Not what he wanted. So where do I post questions? thanks

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