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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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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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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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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I haven't posed in a while and it will probably be a while before I post again. My son graduated from Bootcamp and is safe in A School. He has Classed up and gets to wear Civilian Clothes, have his cell phone and take weekend liberty. You would think that I would hear more from him. Nope, I get updates only after I repeat the question and it is as short as possible. I will have a party if I can get a complete sentence out of him. He and his sister text back and forth while I hear crickets.

The thing is, he is doing in a few months what most people take years to do; Plus he is still in the Navy and has to do Navy stuff. So he has mandatory class time, study time, physical fitness, watches and other Navy stuff. Then he has to find the time to shower, wash clothes and sleep. He is a grown man now. I understand that he will always be my baby boy but he belongs to the Navy now. What right do I have to get upset because he has a few minutes and wants to discuss video games with his best friend (his sister) or discuss what is happening in a show they like. From what I understand the personal time and sleep time are the same and most Sailors in Nuke school say they don't get enough sleep. I am determined to be happy with my short answers because he takes the time to answer (yes, we both know if it's important I will keep asking). I am proud of my son. He has worked hard to get into the Navy and it working hard to stay there. I am proud to say my little boy is a Strong Navy Sailor.

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Comment by Nursecin on Monday

You should be proud! It’s definitely hard to let go but at least he’s talking to his sister. Just appreciate the single word answers, lol!

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