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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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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December 2013 Blog Posts (22)

Celebrating My Sailor

This young man came home with a serious appetite. His requests are sweet Mexican pastries (pineapple empanadas), Vietnamese spring-rolls, Cuban meat turnovers, Tortas al Pastor (pork meat), Jerry Built Homegrown burgers, Arroz con Leche (sweet rice pudding), Rudy's BBQ, Shiner Bock beer, and of course being from Texas can't miss out on Whataburger. HAPPY to spoil him!!!

Added by MADre on December 31, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

No word about my daughter's status

My daughter was scheduled to graduate Dec 13, 2013. I got a call the 11th telling us she would not graduate because she failed the running test. (Thankfully we had planned on driving) That is all the information she gave us over the phone. We read and researched about what happens from this point forward. Then she calls on the 19th to tell us her new ship and division and what steps she is taking to pass and nothing she tells us matches with what her father and I had read about. She was…


Added by TanyaD on December 29, 2013 at 3:58pm — 17 Comments


Hi All,  My wonderful son leaves on Jan 15 for Great Lakes.  I have so many questions and he is so relaxed and accepting.  He has a student loan.  We will get him set up for automatic withdrawals, but how does he get his bills.  I am mostly talking about after basic.  What happens when he is on a submarine?  Does he get mail?  He can't if he is underwater for 3 months.  Will I be able to talk to him when he is on a sub?  There is a lot of recommendations on what to do to prepare for basic,…


Added by hpygl on December 28, 2013 at 11:08pm — 5 Comments

Got the nails done!!!

Added by momof3TX-Becca on December 27, 2013 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

Ribbons I made for PIR

Added by momof3TX-Becca on December 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

dressing for PIR

My sons PIR is 1-10-14 I keep hearing dress warm. I wondered how we should dress for inside..are we talking casual (jeans and nice shirt) or a little dressy (dress pants) or real dressed us (dress, suit..etc..)  Also for the sarge's meet and greet what is appropriate dress?

Added by momma1992 on December 26, 2013 at 1:10pm — 11 Comments

Best Xmas gift

Christmas Day, 2013 Today I was woken up with a phone call that came from Wisconsin. It was a call from my son. It was the best Xmas gift to me ever, just listening to his voice.!!! His division, was adopted by a Methodist Church, for Christmas Day!!! They fed them steak and lots of goodies. They have multiple phones and computers including iPads, and Xbox so recruits can have a good time and call relatives. It's a free day. Thanks to the people there, my son " feels nice to talk to nice sweet… Continue

Added by Proudmomjesus (Ship 13 Div 060) on December 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Ship 13 Div 079

My son called last saturday.  I was hoping he would call yest on Christmas.  Graduating Jan 31, 2014.  Does anyone else have a child with him?

Added by trevorsmom13/79 on December 26, 2013 at 9:20am — 3 Comments


My son will be home tonight for Christmas. Haven't seen him since he left for Great Lakes back on June 28th. I couldn't go to his graduation because I broke my foot a few days before he left and then had to have surgery. We leave for the airport in 45 mins!!!!!!!  I LOVE MY BOY!

Added by NavyMomKerry on December 24, 2013 at 12:51am — No Comments


"Stay at the Embassy Suites North Shore/ Deerfield; they offer great rates all year round. Included in your rate; cooked to order breakfast every morning and complimentary appetizers and drinks every night. Call me at 847-597-2775 for great group rates!

Added by julia2go on December 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

DON'T CLICK ON ANY OF THE LIVE STREAM LINKS from ANYONE. Opening link might infect your computer w virus.

LOW LIFES who have posted:  LuciFranki, Alexandra Clark, sayrusbago, akzendamingo and now ducati. HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY.  Please go away and leave these moms/wives alone.


Added by BunkerQB on December 22, 2013 at 2:47pm — 6 Comments

sooo I got new boots and bling for PIR

Added by momof3TX-Becca on December 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Graduating 1-3-14 Headed to San Antonio

anyone else have a corpsman headed to San Antonio from Great Lakes Grad on 1-3-14?


Added by Navy Mom on December 17, 2013 at 4:16pm — 4 Comments

Happy Birthday Lance!

Sons are the Anchors of a Mothers Life! Even if your Anchors Aweigh! My heart is always with you!

I hope this is your best birthday ever! Good luck in bootcamp!

Love you!

Added by NavyMomDenise on December 14, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments

Go Navy

Safe travels to anyone who is going to the game....

Remember if you are in the Chicago land area please contact me at 847.945-4500 for great group discounts at the Embassy Suites North Shore/ Deerfield!


GO Navy!!!



Added by julia2go on December 13, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Army/Navy Game 2013

We can't wait for #ArmyNavy 2013 to kick off on December 14. It goes without saying that this is no ordinary game; this is America’s Game. We think Navy gets their 12th straight win; what's your prediction? Join our Thunderclap to show your support so we can…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on December 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Does anyone know when to expect the first real phone call and first letter?

Does anyone know when to expect the first real phone call and first letter?


Added by Kayla on December 12, 2013 at 1:22pm — 8 Comments

People in My life...

You all hear me talk about my honey aka SO aka Keith (yes he does have a name haha)



Added by momof3TX-Becca on December 12, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

How to celebrate my sailor coming home for Christmas

We are driving back to our home state and we are planning to surprise the family. Its a small family but I can't get them to come over the day after Christmas. Maybe I should lure them with an extra gift!! By the way my sailor wants a big gathering he deploys in two weeks and will be gone for 2-3 years.

Added by MADre on December 10, 2013 at 1:13pm — No Comments


Hotel and flights are booked for graduation, super excited!

Added by Meeda'smom on December 5, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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