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. 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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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

My First Call From My Son

   July 13, 2013 ~ What a Grand and Glorious Day     ****** I'm so excited, I just can't hide it. ****** YES! yes! yes! My Navy son called…

Started by funparklady Ship14 Div318

1 Aug 17, 2013
Reply by Martha-ship 12 div 359-9/20/13

Dealing with an empty nest

Today is 06-20-2012, my name is Pam and my son Waylon left out for boot camp, he arrived in Chicago at 8:30pm. If anyone read this please d…

Started by pamelag

9 Apr 24, 2013
Reply by Angela mom of Bryce

sad,dempty bootcamp NavyMom

ship11 div186 feeling alot of emptiness during bootcamp

Started by Xochi

3 Apr 21, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

A Message from Above ~

The day before my son, Dylan, left for BC, we decided to take him out for pizza, just myself, my husband, Billy, and our other son KK.So, W…

Started by Hollywould - Pensacola

12 Mar 31, 2013
Reply by Jo1


I was horrified last night to recieve a call from my daughter last night to finally after 2 weeks tell me she had been assaulted by a co wo…

Started by marinearmynavymom

0 Jan 31, 2013


I hear many parents brag about their children regarding their career choices, and I feel I have more pride in my little finger than they do…


13 Jun 11, 2012
Reply by Helen, T-man's mom

antique photo of navy sailors - possible bootcamp graduation photo

I was out antiquing today and I came across this photo of sailors.  According to the label the names of the sailors are on the back of the…

Started by Krspies - CTN Mom

1 Mar 7, 2012
Reply by Anti M

Father's Day gift

My sailor who left for bootcamp on 2/9 was home last week to move our DIL from our house to Goose Creek.  You see, my sailor just got to SC…

Started by TN Navy Mom (Stennis Nuke Mom)

3 Nov 14, 2011
Reply by J/J Mom

My son,

I am new to Navy Moms... My son is fixing to be deployed with a Unit of Marines very soon, so I was looking on line for something..... Coul…

Started by ctwindsor

1 Oct 16, 2011
Reply by lemonelephant

Boot Camp the begininnig

My son leaves for boot camp today  have to stay awke late to hear he has arrived ok.

Started by Kelly

0 Jun 16, 2011


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