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

FIRST TIME HERE?

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.

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...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

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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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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:

Navy.com Para Padres

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

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ABOUT US

NAVYForMoms.com was created for the mothers (and loved ones) of those who are currently serving or considering serving in the U.S. Navy. The site gives members a place to discuss issues with others who share common concerns. Here, content is member-driven.  Moms share with fellow moms their questions and concerns, and those with experience provide answers and support. The ultimate goal is to provide an environment of education, understanding, comfort, friendship and belonging for all involved.

On NAVYForMoms.com, there’s truly something for everyone. Our members have formed hundreds of groups. Just do a search, and you’re sure to find one with parents who share your interests, including your Sailors' occupational specialty, ship and homeport or duty station; attending deployments and homecomings; how to pack and send care packages; and members who live nearby whom you may get to know at the meet-and-greet events organized by our members - perhaps by you!  See Events at the top of the page.  

As a member, you can be one of the many who contribute to hundreds of discussion forums – educating others, lending advice, and sharing stories of our Sailors' experiences, travels, successes and accomplishments. And please…feel free to display the pride you have for your Sailor by posting pictures and videos of them (see these guidelines for security issues) – from graduations, deployments and homecomings to other memorable moments!

NAVYForMoms.com is sponsored and managed by the United States Navy and Navy Recruiting Command and maintained by The Navy Partnership.  

  • The site was produced for the U.S. Navy by the Campbell Ewald agency and launched on March 1, 2008.
  • NAVYForMoms.com administrators moderate the site and review content.
  • The site operates via the Ning online community building platform. 

Awards for our site include

  • Best Military Website of 2008 by the Web Marketing Association as part of its annual WebAward competition 
  • People’s Choice Award – 3rd Place: Adweek Buzz Awards for NAVYforMoms.com New England pilot program
  • 2009 Silver Effie Award – For effectiveness in the category of Government, Institutional & Recruitment
  • 2009 DMA International ECHO Award Finalist for Business & Consumer Services
  • Best Social Strategy of the Year
  • 2010 Target Award
  • 2010 Optimas Award

Members must read these Community Guidelines before posting. Operations Security (OPSEC) is of paramount importance for the safety of our Sailors and must always be observed on this site.

For further information, please visit the following sections of NAVYForMoms.com:

To become a member, just click on the “Sign Up” button on the top left corner of the main page.  Welcome aboard - we're glad you're here!  Damage Controlman 3rd Class Dana Cox, a firefighter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), embraces her mother, Diana Russell, from Lancaster, Penn. Their unexpected reunion was arranged as part of a military appreciation event sponsored by NavyForMoms.com, a website for mothers of Navy Sailors and mothers who have questions about Navy life.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Erica R. Gardner 9NOV2008/Released)

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