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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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.

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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.

Discussion Forum

Bursting with pride BUT.........

Started by LadyPendragon. Last reply by anasazigypsy Apr 17. 24 Replies


Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jan 12, 2015. 0 Replies

Depression of husband

Started by vivian (Ship 03, Div 021). Last reply by Ms.chocolate Dec 18, 2014. 12 Replies

Sending 2 off to Basic in less than 3 weeks between them

Started by k10mom (Ship 14, Division 146). Last reply by CO-TwinSalorsMom Nov 12, 2014. 8 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Wednesday

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 20, 2019 at 4:42pm

Happy Monday all!

Daysleeper - sounds like you had a fun trip!  I'll bet the sunset and sunrise were beautiful.

Comment by Daysleeper on May 18, 2019 at 1:38am

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! We were in Las Vegas to attend Rodeo Days! It use to be the Helldorado Days.  We got to go to the Grand Canyon and stayed overnight.  We saw sunset and sunrise. It was great! Found turquoise jewelry and Hubby got a belt buckle and men's bracelet. I gave the turquoise earrings to my Mom. It is 1940 hand carved Navaho sky blue Kingman turquoise. I got the necklace.  Beautiful!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 17, 2019 at 6:34pm

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Comment by Tenn Navy Mom on May 12, 2019 at 10:57am

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mothers Day filled with so many blessings and a chat with their Sailor.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 10, 2019 at 6:25pm

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 3, 2019 at 11:02am

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Comment by Tenn Navy Mom on April 30, 2019 at 10:48am

Thanks B'sNukeMom. My Grandson is such a happy Toddler. His laughter is such a joy to hear and will make you smile. He reminds me of the Woody Wood Pecker cartoon character when he laughs.
SuzyPWarrior my Navy Corpsman is my only Child. In August it will be 9 years since my Son left for Navy Boot Camp. I have seen through the years many Navy Mom's post that it gets easier over time. I might be in the small majority has never gotten easier for me. I have become stronger and been able to cope better with the Military life my Son lives. But easier? Not for me. What you are feeling is completely normal. I think that our Children serving in the Military makes them even more front and center on our minds. The uncertainty of their situation and the unknown of Military life they live daily. I still have dreams where I think I hear my cell phone ringing in the middle of the night with my Son calling while on a deployment. I wake up realizing it is a dream. Feeling sad and missing my Son.
Just know you are not alone. We all feel your pain and struggles as we have been where you are.
Stay strong and lean on the Navy Moms Friends you make along the way.That will help keep you sane.
Sending hugs and prayers to all Navy Moms that need them.

Comment by JayDee659 on April 29, 2019 at 8:59pm

SuzyPWarrior I think that is perfectly normal.. I listened for my daughter to come in for a long time until I retrained myself. Still miss her though. 

Comment by SuzyPWarrior on April 29, 2019 at 8:50pm

Does anybody else have that sudden thought come over them as a mom, thinking, "That must be my son/daughter coming in the front door" only to realize it's not--because they're at bootcamp!!? I keep waking up at night too, thinking I'm hearing my son coming home (he used to work nights before he shipped out). It's a terrible, lonely feeling when I realize that it's not him. I guess being a mom your children are always in the back of your mind and you listen for them to arrive home....


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