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:

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.


Michelle  (Craigs Mom)

»» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««


»» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««

We ♥ helping you understand the Navy!

Members: 1510
Latest Activity: 3 hours ago

Welcome to the
MEPS & DEP group...

We love helping deppers, recruits, sailors, and especially their families!!!

  • Don't understand the Navy?
  • Haven't a clue what is about to happen?
  • Do you just want to share your joys or sorrows?

Then this is the group for you!!!

We enjoy helping family member with all information or just to pass the time chatting.

Glad you're with us!

Discussion Forum


Started by Missomd 11 hours ago. 0 Replies

New BC kids week of Jan 8 -12

Started by Missomd. Last reply by blackbirdmom 21 hours ago. 4 Replies

Letters to kids in BC

Started by Missomd. Last reply by blackbirdmom on Thursday. 4 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of »» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group «« to add comments!

Comment by Phoenixmom 19 hours ago

Good Morning Ladies hope all is well, Tina your PIR is Listed on Boot Camp for moms. please join.

Right now the only news I have received from My Sailor is that they are not getting paid. Not sure about any holding back from joining or leaving to BC.

Hope you all have a great Day!

Comment by Tina 20 hours ago
My son is currently at boot camp with PIR of March 02, 2018. DIV 112.
Comment by NavyMomFHAL18 on Sunday

My son was scheduled to leave or BC on May 23rd. He was offered a bonus if he left in January. He agreed and signed the paperwork for the bonus. A week later he was told that there was no longer any positions available for the job that he has originally signed up for when joining the Navy. They offered him a new position. He has verbally agreed to take the new position. For the last week we have received no news (partially because of the weather in the south shutting everything down). With the government shut down, what are the chances of him leaving for BC in January? My son quit his job thinking he was going to leave in the next two weeks. We feel abandoned no knowing when he is leaving or what he is doing. We have called his On-Boarder, but no one answered and no VM option. 

Comment by Hummingbirdxss on Saturday

Missomd and RNmom.... Military continues as normal during a shut down. I was certainly assume this would include BC.  Also paydays are 1st and 15 of the month so if he left on the 9th, he's not actual due one until Feb 1.  Hope this helps

Comment by Missomd on Saturday
Rnmom...I would like to know as well. When will we know if kids are sent home from boot camp? Does this happen? Do they wait a week? I know my son who left 1/9 hasn't received first paycheck so I'm sure that will be delayed? Can anyone help with answers?
Comment by RNmom on Saturday

Hi there, does anyone have info related to "what happens with their ship dates if there is a 'government shutdown'?" Thanks!

Comment by Phoenixmom on Friday

Here is the link to follow to read about the new standard:

Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

Comment by Phoenixmom on Friday

Good Morning Dianab717 Glad to have you along, and you are so on point about them still being our babies. Welcome to the site.

Comment by dianab717 on Friday

Hi. New mom here. My son is going to BC on Feb. 8. He's one of the older ones - 27, college grad, four years of work under his belt. But "this" is his passion and he is finally pursuing it. I'm so excited for this group because moms know how to ask the right questions and get the right answers. We have learned so much from this group. I am so thankful, because at the end of the day, they are still our babies. 

Comment by Phoenixmom on Thursday

Ceej0347 Thank You for sharing, I really want GAsailormom to know that we all have either went thru it or just beginning. And GAsailormom you will see we all stick together, no matter the Concern/Emotion/Thought/Question you have come to the right place. Right now spend as much time with your Loved one and don't worry yourself. We all are here for you.


© 2018   Created by Navy for Moms Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service