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.  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!

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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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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.



Hello everyone,  

Just joined and have been reading and enjoying all the posts and information.  Our recruiters weren't the greatest at preparing us, but I have found this place to be a great support group.  I got "the box" which actually ended up being 2 boxes and the form letter so I know that my son's PIR is 4/28/17.  I am one of those hyper-planners when it comes to reservations so I have already booked a hotel. Don't worry, I can change the dates if necessary.  I am hoping that the group for our PIR will be up soon so I can link up with other moms/wives/GFs.  Plan on being here often when I am not at work (I work nights so I am usually on very late--today being an exception).  Hope to hear from you all soon.

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Comment by Wimom on March 13, 2017 at 11:39am
Wimom my sons pir is also 4-28-17
Comment by PINA32 on March 13, 2017 at 7:23pm
We also have a son in the PIR 4/28 group. We aren't familiar with having a family member in the military so the information on here is invaluable. Thanks for all those that post and share.
Comment by Rorie on March 14, 2017 at 1:00pm

I also have a son whose PIR is 4/28/2017. I also found that the recruiters didn't give us, the families, much information as to what we could expect. Most of the information I was able to find here, thank goodness. I got my letter yesterday and booked the hotel last night. I am worried about booking the flight b/c of cancellations. I agree, I have found this information invaluable! Hope to meet/talk with some of the families!

Comment by Camdon43 on March 14, 2017 at 1:26pm

We also have a son PIR 4/28/17 - Ship 11 Div 135. Looking forward to hearing from other Moms.

Comment by 2Navyladies on March 14, 2017 at 11:17pm

Hey guys- My daughter is also graduating on 4/28. Ship 11 DIV 136. I actually have two daughters in and the other one has been in for 2 years. I have already gotten the box and form letter.. Just waiting on the phone call. I am also booking airline tickets and hotel information. yes. this site has loads of information!

Comment by Wimom on March 15, 2017 at 12:42am
I am so glad my sons recruiter told me about this site
Comment by cubedsap on March 15, 2017 at 8:20pm
Hi, newbie Navy Mom here lol My son is Ship 14 Div 133 PIR 4/28/17. I'm so excited & unbelievably proud of him. I'm looking to make reservations for PIR any suggestions???
Comment by Navymom2017 on March 15, 2017 at 8:33pm
My son just graduated last week we stayed at the navy lodge great lakes and it was awesome they will have to reserve it under your sr name bit its decent price and have a shuttle back and forth to graduation!!
Comment by MomL on March 18, 2017 at 10:55am

Hi Newbie Navy Mom!  My son's PIR date is May 5th, but I plan to go ahead and book my flights today.  If you use Southwest airlines, you can get a reusable ticket as opposed to paying outrageous prices for refundable ones with other airlines,  The downside is that Southwest only flies into Midway from RIC, which I read has the worst traffic.

Comment by momof2navysailors on March 21, 2017 at 12:01am

Hello everyone. Both my daughters are in div 925, PIR 4/48/17. We booked rooms at SpringHill Suites by Marriot.  Was wanting some thoughts if any of you have stayed at this hotel. Do they allow door banners?


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