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 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 - 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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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When do we get a letter

So my baby girl left 17 days ago on Nov 18th and I have received nothing.  I got her address from the recruiter and joined the sandboxx.  B…

Started by Kayasmom

6 18 hours ago
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

My little boy is now a man and left today

So my first born, my first true love is off to boot camp. He swore in at 9:30am. We got to be with him until 11:30am. We left at about 11:1…

Started by NukemomofC

7 Oct 30
Reply by Phoenixmom

PIR date and diviison

Hello Everyone, I am trying to determine my son's likely division assignment.  I realize that nothing is certain until I recieve the form l…

Started by Todd

12 Oct 20
Reply by lemonelephant

My husband is leaving now to the airport for BC

Anybody’s love one leaving today too? I feel extremely sad since yesterday when i dropped him off at the hotel. We been date for 13 yrs, ma…

Started by Kristy

5 Oct 19
Reply by Jen

BC at the holidays

My son is leaving for boot camp Oct 22. I know he will for sure be there for Thanksgiving. But I am trying to find out if his PIR date will…

Started by NukemomofC

1 Oct 14
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Need advice re: how to best support my very introverted Recruit.

He is very introverted and an only child, boot camp is a huge change and challenge. Anyone else in similar situation? How to best support h…

Started by Cookiegirl

6 Oct 11
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Naval Flight Officer Candidacy. Our son is leaving soon. Looking for info

Hi Everyone, We have two boys in the Navy.  Our oldest has been in 5 years as a Nuclear Engineer.  Our youngest just joined and will be lea…

Started by Lori

2 Oct 9
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Missed birthday

My son left for RTC Sept. 25. I received a phone call from him yesterday, but I missed the call saying he had a set back in training. Proba…

Started by Dtracy98

1 Oct 8
Reply by anasazigypsy

Patience is A Virtue (I keep telling myself)

My son arrived RTC GL on September 4. I never have received "the box" but noticed that the change in protocol regarding "the box" began par…

Started by ShipOfDoodles

5 Sep 20
Reply by thesuperm72

So I saw this prayer today and it really spoke to me, I know it is for a United States Marine but I think it could fit for the Navy or any service

Started by NavyMomofJM

0 Sep 20


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