This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.


Follow these steps to get started!

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.  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.

Check out these Navy Social Links...

tumblrflickriPhone AppAndroid App

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

Format Downloads:

Latest Activity

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.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress.

America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

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



FMLA covered leave for attending 'military-sponsored functions'

Hi Everyone,

I know the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows leave for military family members to attend 'military-sponsored functions' (in addition so several other reasons).  Does anyone know if a homecoming from a deployment count as a 'military-sponsored function' that would qualify under FMLA? 



Views: 157

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hello Mrs. Rec
My son is also on the Princeton,if you find out about homecoming,I would like to know.

Thanks, Suzanne!  I'll let you know if I hear anything.  What is your son's position on the Princeton?

Hello Mrs.Rec. I'm not exactly sure what his postion is,He is in a room with computers . And what postion does your son? I did hear from him ,and said they had some rough seas,but all is good

It's great that you were able to hear from your son.  I'm hoping to hear from my son at some point.  I get anxious not being in communication with him.  

My son is a Gunner's Mate (working with weapons), so likely not in the same area as your son.  His name is Kalani, however I think he told me that his shipmates nicknamed him "Nacho" - don't know why. :) 

So I did a little research and I was able to answer my own question.  :)  

In case anyone else is interested in this information, I've attached an information sheet provided by the US Department of Labor regarding FMLA leave for family members of military personnel.  

"Qualifying exigencies" are qualifying reason for this leave - here's a link regarding what a 'qualifying exigency' is:

A homecoming ceremony (among other reasons) is considered a qualifying exigency under this FMLA rule, so if a family member qualifies for FMLA and needs to attend a homecoming ceremony, it's a job-protected leave.

Hope this can help some people.  It definitely makes me feel better about taking time off so I can attend my son's homecoming (whenever that may be).


Oh thank you for doing the research on this and posting the link, it's taken a lot of anxiety out of upcoming events with my boy I was afraid of missing!


© 2017   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service