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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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I know how difficult this is for us all as parents this is the first Thanksgiving that I will not have my son at our table. I do not mean to be on the down side but with this mission that he is on it does have it’s up and downs for both him and I. I wake up every day at 4am to wait for that phone call from my boy to hear about his day. And he sounds good and the best part out of our conversations is him telling me how much he loves and misses us. Thank goodness for technology because I would be going crazy. I am doing the Thanksgiving dinner because I am thankful that with everything that’s going on in this world I have great sons that are fine gentlemen. My advice to everyone is take it one day at a time. I have set goals to get me back on track and I am making plans to visit him very soon.

Thank You Ladies for being here it’s a great support system.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all
Lisa

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Comment by Phoenixmom on November 21, 2017 at 7:12pm

Hi Lisa, I really like that positive attitude, I know the feeling of missing his I  Love you Mom, My son also did that all the time. I am glad that the time is coming near for you to see him, Thanks for the encouragement that you bring, and Happy Holidays to you and your Family!

Comment by Silliesmom2017 on November 22, 2017 at 4:03pm

I know how you feel Lisa.  My son too is MIA this Thanksgiving and Christmas. I write him a letter everyday and mail it. He will be swamped with letters for sure. I am doing Thanksgiving for my family and I promised my son that we would carry on without him.  I wish all the moms out there a Happy Thanksgiving,and lets keep our heads up and make our children,as proud of us,as we are of them.

Silliesmom

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