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.

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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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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.


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Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers


Moms of Aviation Rescue Swimmers

Members: 281
Latest Activity: May 16

This group is for family members and friends of Aviation Rescue Swimmers, or sailors in training to be Aviation Rescue Swimmers

Discussion Forum

The Path of a Rescue Swimmer

Started by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours). Last reply by MamaBuck2017 Dec 26, 2017. 50 Replies


Started by Seahawk. Last reply by Seahawk Aug 4, 2017. 2 Replies


Started by polomom. Last reply by SusanL May 6, 2017. 5 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by bean on April 24, 2018 at 5:57pm

Hello!  I am new to the group but not Navy moms.  My youngest just left for boot yesterday to start his path to be a Air Rescue Swimmer.  My oldest is in NY finishing up Nuke school. So my head is spinning a little today. 

Comment by bats27 on January 26, 2018 at 5:12pm

QsPop, Once he gets to Pensacola he has to phase up which can take week or two. My sons PIR was in sept 16, we drove his car down beginning of Oct. All depends on command and how fast they get things done and signed off. Time off isn't likely unless it was Holiday Leave for xmas/Thanksgiving, they do get off for some other holidays but that depends also. Hope this helped & Good Luck to you son!

Comment by QsPop on January 26, 2018 at 9:56am

After BC, does anyone know how long it will be before he can wear civilian clothes, use his car, take time off, etc...

Comment by MamaBuck2017 on January 4, 2018 at 10:28am

Thanks Colleen, so when your daughter got to A school, how long before she could get leave to come home? Thx

Comment by Colleen on January 1, 2018 at 1:43am
Hi MamaBuck2017. Congratulations to your son on his exciting contract! He’s joining an elite group of young people! My daughter is AIRR and just graduated A-school. She is home for the holiday!!! I’m not sure when she started accruing leave, but she did have some and was able to take it between A-school and her next posting. Good luck to your son!
Comment by MamaBuck2017 on December 31, 2017 at 11:00pm

Question regarding A school for AIRR, my son mentioned in a letter this week that when he graduates boot camp on 1/19 that his pipeline training will then be two years and that he would not be home for a long time.  I thought once he got to A school he would be able to get leave at some point.  Will he be able to come home on leave at some point during his follow-on training? And if so, how soon after he gets to A school will he be able to get leave?  Thanks.

Comment by polomom on December 26, 2017 at 7:49pm

MamaBuck2017, above the comment wall is a post called The Path of a Rescue Swimmer, which is extremely insightful and has good information into what they will be doing for the next couple of years.

Comment by MamaBuck2017 on December 22, 2017 at 3:28pm

Hello all,

My son also has an AIRR contract and should graduate boot camp 1/19.  I have heard the follow-on swim school is pretty tough. What will the first few weeks of A school be like?  My oldest is a Marine veteran, and now second son is in the Navy.  Youngest son in college.  While getting through a son deployed to Iraq was tough.  The thought of #2 son jumping out of helos into a raging ocean makes me a bit uncomfortable. lol  Any words of encouragement would be appreciated.

Comment by polomom on December 19, 2017 at 6:24pm

My son has an AIRR contract and just left for Great Lakes on December 4.  I'm going crazy not having any contact with him, but my husband, myself and his girlfriend are all going out to see him graduate at the end of January.  This is a tough Christmas, my oldest moved out of state with his fiancee in July, and now my youngest in the Navy.  I thought I was ready, but ... NOPE!

Comment by 4myson on December 3, 2017 at 11:27am
Thank you so much Colleen, bats27 and Kristine! This was very helpful and I will take care of our sons truck and eventually get it to Florida for him. We are so proud of our son and others that serve. Big day today as we see our son off to the hotel and his journey starts tomorrow off the First step of Navy boot camp. Again thank you

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