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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Navy Speak

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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Sailor Mom Stories (62)

Discussions Replies Latest Activity

See Ya Laters

well it has been over 2 and a half years since Bugs graduated BC. And the see ya laters never get any easier. He was just home on leave and…

Started by Bugs Mom

2 Sep 22, 2015
Reply by tina41

Second time around mom

My son leaves today to boot proud of doesn't get any easier the second time around even though I know what he is headed f…

Started by Momof2corpsmen

4 Jul 1, 2015
Reply by Momof2corpsmen

Proud and nervous

Forgive me if my lingo is incorrect, new to the military life.  My son is at MEPS, he took his ASVAB yesterday and physical today.  He call…

Started by 1 Proud Mom

4 May 20, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

Just got the "Im a Sailor" call from my daughter

Last night was unforgettable one, got a call from my daughter telling me the good news..that shes back to her division and she will be grad…

Started by Rhea0611

5 Mar 6, 2015
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

NAM #5


Started by CryptoDad

1 Jan 30, 2015
Reply by EyeoftheTiger

Fort Lemmonier, Djibouti

Our son is deploying to Djibouti as an IT for a year. I am wondering if there are any parents of sailors serving in Djibouti who could tell…

Started by Melanie45

16 Oct 7, 2014
Reply by laurelbc 11/180

Proud moment

Got a call from my daughter yesterday. First month on deployment, she sound tired but good. Conditions are trying as showers have been limi…

Started by momof4

1 Sep 26, 2014
Reply by Sailormum


Received first letter from Brandon today.  He is in the PIR Great Lakes 10-3.  He seemed to be excited about how it was going.  Said first…

Started by chill5232

1 Aug 31, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant


My son joined the Navy back in 2010. He completed his boot camp training in May of 2011 at Great Lakes, IL. He just recently became a seama…

Started by sharone

3 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Liz

USS Triton Div 423 Ship 12 just wanna meet some other people!!!!!

Just wanna know who my SR is with too! she was taking it a little rough but I know she can do it!

Started by AeolusCE07

9 Nov 2, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant


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