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.

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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Wear your RED SHIRT on Friday!

On Friday's we wear RED to Remember Everyone Deployed. Here's the story of red shirt Friday:

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Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC

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How did you find us?

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Shipout Date

Hello Everyone My son shipped out today He called to tell me he landed safely in Chicago. I guess this is how mom's feel qhen their kids le…

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OCS 13-19 when can I expect 1st call.

Son just started OCS. Told me weekly call allowed but I don’t think that is the case. Can someone enlighten me?

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PIR 5th July

My son leaves for GL on May 14th which would give him a PIR of 5th July. Do public holidays (in this case 4th July) delay graduation? Thanks

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Hello thank you for adding me!

Hi Navy Moms and Families! I am here to support my niece in basic, sent recently to RCU bc she sprained her ankle. From what I've read, the…

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Shipping Out for Boot Camp 4/2/19

My son is shipping out to Boot Camp tomorrow, 4/2/19; any other moms with Recruits heading up to Great Lakes tomorrow, too?

Started by Robbin

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How much time do we have with our recruit?

My recruit is going to an Army base in Missouri for A school. Everyone knows their depart day but mine because many do not do what my recru…

Started by Michelle Gilley

1 on Monday
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Plans for graduation

Hi. My son will be going to nuke A school after Boot camp and I’m just wondering when he will most likely be flying out of Great Lakes to C…

Started by Leah

2 Apr 14
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A-school in Missouri

My sailor will train in Missouri, anyone else have a loved one there?

Started by Michelle Gilley

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April 12, 2019 Navy Nuclear Power School graduation video

We are very disappointed that we will not be able to attend the Navy Nuclear Power School graduation tomorrow April 12, 2019, due to a terr…

Started by delightfulD

2 Apr 12
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Division#, but no ship #

My Son called (allowed 2minutes) he gave me his division#, but did not provide a boat #. How can I get this info.? I can send him letters w…

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5 Apr 11
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