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.

Check out these Navy Social Links...

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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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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.)

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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.





Who wants to make an Illinois N4M site with me? Calling all Illinois Sailor families.

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Latest Activity: Apr 12

Discussion Forum

IL Navy Moms

Started by FitBunny. Last reply by chcabr90 Jun 9, 2017. 7 Replies

Hi! New to group

Started by Kyle'sMom (Karen). Last reply by navymommia Jul 15, 2015. 32 Replies

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Comment by favorite aunt on December 7, 2017 at 9:23pm

Was reading some of the old comments and saw where Moms posted where they were. I'm in Decatur.

Comment by Ceej0347 on December 4, 2017 at 10:13pm


Comment by favorite aunt on December 4, 2017 at 9:24pm

Hello all! Just joined this group. Just got back from PIR-what an awesome experience that was. Our sailor will be staying in Great Lakes for "71 day" is what he said. Our weekend went by so very fast. I am looking forward to more time at Christmas so I can ask more questions lol

Have a great night!

Comment by Mammagoose on November 2, 2017 at 4:45pm
Oh and he graduates on 12/15
Comment by Mammagoose on November 2, 2017 at 4:45pm
I am okay. I've decided to send him screen shots of his favorite anime, cartoons, and comics. We are on the beginning of week 2 (at least I think so)
Comment by carols_kitchen on November 2, 2017 at 8:49am
Ceej, the SR and I went to visit my Mom in nursing home for Mother’s Day. Sure as we get there, he gets the same call. He took it. We threw together a party really quick.
Comment by Ceej0347 on November 1, 2017 at 6:22pm
He was pushed back to Jun 2018
Comment by Ceej0347 on November 1, 2017 at 6:22pm
Just got a call they want my SR to leave for bc next week.... He has to decide by tomorrow.
Comment by Ceej0347 on November 1, 2017 at 5:21pm
My son said he would do subs as well.
It’s just a waiting game right now.

Mamma goose- how u holding up with ur SR in bc. When’s your PIR?
Comment by carols_kitchen on November 1, 2017 at 5:15pm
Money. Btw, our son is also a submariner.

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