This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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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!
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.
"Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes."
"Since your recruit has a contract for Machinist's Mate (Submarines) (MMS), join Sub Moms and GROTON, CT. SUBSCHOOL & "A" SCHOOL MOMS and check out the group, Machinest Mates, and Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page.
"I invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC will let you know what is happening and what to expect."
Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.
Your Sailor can be assigned to either MM-AUX (Machinist Mate for maintenance and repair of auxiliary equipment), which is also called Machinist's Mate Engineering (MME), or MM-WEP (Machinist Mate for submarine weapons), which is also called Machinist's Mate Weapons (MMW), during the training pipeline. The assignment can be made prior to boot camp or during "A" School.