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 - 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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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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Please welcome our two new N4M admins - Colleen & Elizabeth!

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Comment by Angel of Freedom on September 16, 2010 at 7:14pm
Hi N4M admins, I am fairly new to this website, maybe a month or so now. I have learned a lot already. I have worked at nuclear power plants and in legal offices so I usually am careful what info I release. However, I am concerned after reading all the posts about OPSEC lately. If I have violated in any way, or come close to it, I hope you will tell me. I am still dealing with the massive amount of emails from N4Ms! I have changed my profile to say do not send me N4M emails, and I will manage my profile, and only friends can see my profile/pg and the one about blogs I put not one but me can see it. My last name is not the same as my son's, nor is it maiden name, etc. but I guess it could still be tracked by these professional hackers so I have Betty F. But, N4Ms requires our last name when we join. I think it said it would not be viewed by the public but would like to double check that??? And, I have no speakers on my PC, they are broken so I cannot hear what you are saying on your N4Ms admins page. Is it wrong to say my son or daughter deployed last week or last month? Is it wrong to mention where they are based? And someone asked what his job was! I told them I didn't know if it was OK to say that on here. Someone said it is. Also, there has been advice about friending people we do not know personally. Well, I don't know any Navy moms, that is why I joined. How can I check to make sure it is safe to befriend them?
Comment by EJ on January 17, 2010 at 11:35pm
Admins, I don't know if this is the right way to send you a message, but my other attempts have failed. PLEASE REMOVE KVIDAL!! The member's posts are antagonistic and vicious. Freedom of speech is a fine concept, but it isn't limitless. PLEASE, end the hurt he is causing us.
Comment by abbyblue on December 20, 2009 at 11:45pm
Delete these two individuals (Kayleigh & Gloria) from your friend list. Click on “My Page”, scroll down to your friends, click on the profile for these two people, click on Remove as Friend. In addition, Ruthie Appleby, is a self promoter. Not sure what KennethJohn's story is.

Note: I have notified the N4M admin. They are on the alert; however, I would hate to see any damage done before the plug is pulled on these two.
Comment by Navy for Moms Admin on December 19, 2009 at 11:39pm
Hello N4M's! Thank you for all warm welcomes!
Comment by carols_kitchen on December 19, 2009 at 9:10pm
Welcome Colleen and Elizabeth. This is Navy Mom # 839, so have been here for a while. I echo my friend, Brenda Sue. If we can help you, let us know! Marry Christmas.
Comment by Brenda Sue on December 19, 2009 at 1:06am
Welcome Colleen and Elizabeth!!
If we can help in any way, do not hesitate to let us know!
Comment by carol on December 17, 2009 at 9:47pm
Thank you, Elle, for all your work and support. I appreciate all you have done.
Welcome Colleen and Elizabeth, thanks for taking on this huge endeavor.
(I also found the sound to be very soft.)

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