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



Did you know that posting something as simple as a name or an innocent
photograph can threaten lives and missions thousands of miles away?

To help you get a better understanding of how you can continue to be a responsible N4M member, we encourage you to watch this brief video from two experts responsible for keeping our site – and our Sailors – safe.

Dave Linabury is the SVP Social Media Director at Campbell-Ewald. He’s a nationally recognized blogger, a frequent speaker and panelist at Internet conferences, and has done in-depth research on internet safety.

Senior Chief Tom Jones is the Public Affairs Officer for Navy Recruiting
Command, and has 18 years of experience in Navy media, including
photography, videography, journalism and public affairs.

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Comment by forest (ship 7 Div. 103) on February 18, 2011 at 8:54pm
We aren't supposed to use names, but everybody has their name on their uniform. I thought that fuzzing out the name would fix the problem, but the video seems to say that the information can be recovered. What do you recommend for photos of sailors in uniform?
Comment by quiltblue on February 10, 2011 at 5:43pm
Thank you, that helps a lot!
Comment by ktssong on January 20, 2011 at 10:47pm
I agree.  I think everyone should view this video too.  It is a good reminder.  Thank goodness when I joined a few seasoned moms help me. 
Comment by SailorsWife'10 on December 28, 2010 at 3:18pm
Wonderful information!
Comment by Tblack64 on November 16, 2010 at 4:31pm
Very good information!
Comment by Angel of Freedom on September 16, 2010 at 7:16pm
My PC speakers are broken so I cannot hear this video. Is it in print somewhere?
Comment by Angel of Freedom on August 31, 2010 at 4:19pm
My PC speakers are not working. We have not replaced them yet. So, I cannot hear what is being said in the video above.
Comment by Navy for Moms Admin on August 31, 2009 at 9:49am
Michelle: The video talks about why it's important to think before posting information that could jeopardize our Sailors (OPSEC) as well as personal information like your last name, phone #, address, etc. If you take a look at the Community Guidelines (link the column at right) we have a section outlined that also discusses this.

ivonbirdlane: Whichever username you chose is fine, but stick to ones that don't contain your last name. If you go in your Inbox, you can send a message to all of your N4M friends and let them know you've changed your name :)
Comment by Michelle on August 29, 2009 at 7:27pm
Can someone summarize what is said here? I have dial-up service and can't watch videos. Thanks.

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