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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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So happy to have found this site!! My daughter went to MEPS last week. Because of COVID, we were not allowed to go. She sent me a text sayi…

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10 8 hours ago
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meps, rate, and feeling helpless

Hello. My son is a senior in high school and he just completed MEPS with a ship date in September. He scored well on his ASVAB. However, du…

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2 Apr 9
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A school Great Lakes Location

My son will be at A school in Great Lakes. He graduates on the 17th. Will I be able to bring some of his things with me? Like his laptop, c…

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4 Jan 29
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Medical Help and Suicide Prevention

Hello All! I am in some serious need of help or advice. Our son has been doing really good up until this past summer after he was hit on hi…

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26 Dec 19, 2019
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Recruit called home and very upset

I heard from my son for the first time tonight and I am sorry to say he was extremely upset. Doubting himself and crying. He was distraught…

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12 Dec 17, 2019
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Son leaves in 5 days...a few questions

Hi all, I’ve been reading your posts in anticipation of my son’s departure on 12/16.  Just wondering if he should take stamps with him, how…

Started by TMC

5 Dec 17, 2019
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Daughter assigned culinary specialist

Hello all, My daughter went to MEPS for the third time and passed the asvab (yayyyy).  They told her that she only qualified to be a culina…

Started by Kassmom

10 Dec 16, 2019
Reply by NavyMomofJM

Phone call

Finally got the form letter and letters. I was so happy. Does anyone know when they get another phone call? Also she is graduating on 01/24…

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1 Dec 15, 2019
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Graduation day transportation, i need some advices!!!

i had read a tons, and still got stuck in making the decision. I will a alone with my 1 year old daughter.  1.  i was so sure that we can t…

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I read the article about Sandboxx.  Just wondering if anyone has used it and what you thought about it.

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