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

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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.



October 2008 Blog Posts (32)

PIR experience

WOW!! What a beautiful thing to behold! You can read posts and watch video after video but you have to EXPERIENCE to understand just how fabulous it is.

After driving 13 hours to Chicago we were needless to say exhausted. We had reservations at the Navy Lodge and just on a hunch inquired see when we could check in ( it was about 0730) they were nice enough to find us a room so we could rest awhile. We then rode around and explored the area. We must have drove past the front gate like 20… Continue

Added by CarolJ * Courtney's Mom * on October 30, 2008 at 5:52pm — 3 Comments

Quote Me , Capture This: 10/29/2008


“It follows that as certain that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive Naval Force, we can do nothing definitive and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” – George Washington, November 1781


081026-N-5253W-002 SOUTH CHINA SEA (Oct. 26, 2008) Sideboys aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) await the arrival of the U.S. Ambassador to the… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 29, 2008 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

My Sailor got cammies

[ Draft ]I received a message that I have new picture mail today on my cell phone. The subject was cammies. When I looked at the picture on my phone, I was so exited that Chris sent me a picture. It didn't look like him though, and I wondered why he sent me a picture of some guy in cammies. After sending it to my email and opening it on my computer, I saw that it was Chris. Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I called him and he was pretty exited that he got his cammies, so exited that… Continue

Added by Anita5JS5 on October 28, 2008 at 11:52pm — No Comments

random talking :) and how i met blake ;) very cute story

i really love this website! <3 i would like to know though if anyone is at the base in Charleston for the Nuclear school, and if they will be there in April/May/June.Im excited and nervous at the same time me and blake have never lived far away from home? How do you meet people once you get to a new base? And i know this is weird but is there any Culinary Schools near the base in Charleston?

Im really excied about getting married though it is what i have wanted for a while… Continue

Added by WHITNEY (B's WIFE) on October 27, 2008 at 5:33am — 1 Comment

I LOVE NOVEMBER! 1 Month, 3 NY Events!!

Yaaaaay! Alright Everyone. It's event time again! Get your calendars out. :)

11/8 (Saturday): We have a booth at the Intrepid Museum. Please let us know if you are interested in joining a group of Sailors to talk to museum visitors.

** This event isn't put on by us, but by the Navy. If you are interested send me your info and I'll make a list and forward details to the Navy so they can scheduale and arrange. Members need to… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 26, 2008 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"Take her down!"

Commander Howard Walter Gilmore, desperately wounded and unable to climb back into his submarine, USS Growler (SS-215), in the face of an approaching Japanese gunboat 7 February 1942.
{Roscoe, Theodore. United States Submarine Operations in World War II. (Annapolis, MD: United States Naval Institute 1949): 208.]

Added by Sue S on October 26, 2008 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Mine and my fiances story and my worries

ok i need a moment to do this...IM STRESSING OUT ABOUT IT ALL...ahhh a little better but not much. ok story.

So i have been dating my fiance for 2 years in January. We are engaged. He decided to join about 2 month ago and here is why... Ok so the company he works for said that if they hired him that they would pay for the rest of his school because at the time he was 19 and had had his associates degree for 1 or 2 years...but a few months ago he found ot that the rules and other… Continue

Added by WHITNEY (B's WIFE) on October 25, 2008 at 8:26am — No Comments

Honor Flight

Several of you have asked how to get involved with Honor Flight, the program that makes it possible for WW II veterans to see THEIR memorial in Washington, DC, for free. It's a one day trip, flying out early in the morning and coming back that night. My husband and I will be "guardians" on the first flight out of Moline next Saturday. I am so fortunate to have my 86 year old dad going. You can be a guardian, too! Go to the national website and find a hub near you. If there isn't one, sign up… Continue

Added by Ruth, Gun's Mom on October 24, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

"I'm a Proud Navy Mom" Shirts

Alright, after NYC- we had a few requests for our shirts we made for the event. I have added them to all three sites:

Back:… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 23, 2008 at 5:20pm — 2 Comments

N4Ms Is All Over The Place

I was minding my own business this evening sitting around thinking about the next box I was going to send off to my sailor and the phone rang. It was him. He said "hey, I say the commercial three times". He asked a few questions (well I probably offered the information since he brought the subject up). I gave him some more background information about the site. We chatted about a few more things and then, just as I hung up with him ~ voila ~ the commercial came on my TV. It was… Continue

Added by Sue S on October 21, 2008 at 10:17pm — 5 Comments

Quote Me, Capture This: 10/21/2008


"A man's country is not a certain area of land, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle." – George William Curtis


081019-N-0483B-003 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 19, 2008) Fleet Activities Yokosuka Sailors carry a Mikoshi through the streets during the 32nd Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade. More the 80 Sailors volunteered to carry the heavy Mikoshi and experience a festive side… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 21, 2008 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

6,000 Members- Oh, My!

Wow. WooooooowwwwWW. WOW. (Yes, I shouted!)

Today is a good great day. Wait. It's been a great week! We've reached 6 thousand members and um... 800 plus of them have joined us since Monday 10/13.

So what in the world?

Why the huge burst you ask?

Because we are awesome! :) Hehe. That and we had a huge event in NYC. And at the same time we went… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 20, 2008 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Calling all USS Rodney M. Davis families and friends...

There is now a USS Rodney M. Davis group on the site here, please stop by and join in.

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 20, 2008 at 2:50pm — 6 Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"For in this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means for controlling peace. Naval officers must therefore understand not only how to fight a war, but how to use the tremendous power which they operate to sustain a world of liberty and justice, without unleashing the powerful instruments of destruction and chaos that they have at their command."

Admiral Arleigh Burke, CNO, 1 August 1961, Change of command… Continue

Added by Sue S on October 19, 2008 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Shopping for Sailors

Yesterday my son called and asked me to send him some of this things. Tennis shoes, soccer cleats, shin guards, etc..... Some of the things were here safe and sound and in good shape, others were "missing". I have two other sons who have felt free to pilfer through Joe's stuff since "he's not using it". So needless to say I was going to have to do some shopping. I thought I might as well save my self some gas and order the stuff on line and have it shipped directly to him from wherever since I… Continue

Added by Sue S on October 18, 2008 at 7:58am — 3 Comments

I used to LOVE my mailman...

mailman Pictures, Images and Photos

Our mailman is safe again - the fine art of letter writing seems to leave our sailors ...when they leave boot camp.

We love hearing about your first letter or phone call. It gives us "seasoned" moms a chance to relive those days!! Just want to THANK all the new boot camp moms that continue to share their joys and fears with us as your sons and daughters move thru boot… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on October 17, 2008 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 favorite things about "NavyforMoms at the Columbus Day Parade"

In no particular order:

(I did this for the "Paint the Plaza Blue" event too but it's especially fitting since some of us went to Letterman.

10: Spending face time with some of my Navy Mom friends, Catherine, Rachel, Lynne, Rob, our recruit Joe and sailor Michael.

9. Going to Letterman with sailors Paul, Darryl and Cedric from the USS Nassau & Commander. The sailors were so excited and appreciative to have the opportunity to attend the show.

8. Sailor… Continue

Added by Sue S on October 16, 2008 at 6:56pm — 11 Comments

Looking for Moms and Family Members who have Sailors on the USS Bataan

Hello! Is your kid and/or loved on the USS Bataan? If so- please get in touch with me. I'm looking for you! :) We have a possible opportunity that I think you might be interested in. Looking forward to talking to you!

Sincerely, CC

080910-N-8154G-058 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2008) Sailors aboard the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) participate in command-wide physical training on the ship's flight deck. Bataan is at sea after… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 16, 2008 at 10:27am — 8 Comments

Quote Me, Capture This: 10/15/2008


"Patriotism belongs to the men and women who are conscience of a nation." – Guy D. Golf


081013-N-5758H-051 NEW YORK (Oct. 13, 2008) Residents of New York watch members of the Navy Band Northeast march up New York City's 5th Avenue while playing a wide spectrum of music during the 64th annual Columbus Day Parade. The parade is sponsored by the Columbus Citizens Foundation every year as part… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on October 15, 2008 at 5:17pm — 3 Comments

More Tiger Answers

Hi all,

I had hoped to refer you the Lincoln website and the Tiger link, but it is gone. Here are a few basics:

who can't go: spouses, boy/girlfriends, significate others-Navy doesn't want relations on the ship. It is still a fully functionable ship and the sailors have a job to do.

Who can go: parents, step parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, extended family. It is based on available spots, and health. First come, first served, then health issues are the deciding… Continue

Added by Sue-Pillowcase lady on October 15, 2008 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

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