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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...and visit - America's Navy and 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."

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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Dear US Navy:

I give to you my son. I held him as an infant; I hugged him as a boy
and through the years he has become my pride and joy.

I love him more than I can say, his life more precious than my own, but gone are the whims and notions of the little boy I had known.

For the years have passed so quickly from the time it all began
and now he'll stand before me with the conviction of a man.

He wants to be a Sailor, he states aloud with pride
as I try to sort out the emotions that I'm feeling deep inside.

A union of the uncertain fear, which I cannot control
and the allegiance that lies deep within my patriotic soul.

I trust that my years of guidance will serve as a strong foundation 
as he performs the duties requested from his beloved nation.

God please guide him as he travels to the places our Sailors have bled
and walk with him through pathways where those heroes feet have tread.

Oh Dear US Navy, I humbly give to you, my son
praying you'll return him safely home when his work for you is done.

                                                                  ~Author Unknown~

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Comment by cjtizzy55 on April 11, 2017 at 2:19pm

Beautiful, thank you!

Comment by LauraP on April 11, 2017 at 3:25pm

Make sure you join the group for your son's rating.  My steps-son's rating is GSM, so I joined the Engineering group.  And once we get the letter with the PIR date, we need to make sure we join group for their graduation date!

Comment by Voxtrot on April 12, 2017 at 8:10am

So perfectly said DominicsMom! Thank you for posting.

Comment by GaNavyMom on April 15, 2017 at 1:53pm
Beautifully stated, thank you for sharing!
Comment by mygod5 on July 26, 2017 at 8:45am

Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem my daughter left for boot camp 07/11/17


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