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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Private message

How do you send a private message. I would like to ask a question .

Started by Casey's mom

6 Jan 22, 2014
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Getting ID's

I am wondering if anyone could help me on when we are able to get military ids. My husband left on 07/23 for boot camp. His graduation date…

Started by hframe0412

2 Aug 6, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

Suggested Taxi Cab Service in Great Lakes


Started by Ship 13 div249

1 Jul 9, 2013
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Something to consider

Hello All, I just want to mention for your, and your future sailor's sake, to put something in place with your future sailor's banking ins…

Started by Saratoga

5 Jun 27, 2013
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USS Kentucky

Hi moms, I know our son's boat is in drydock now but if there are "seasoned" moms who can offer any advice or relay information about their…

Started by missin'mybrowneyedboy

5 Oct 12, 2012
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Uploading A Photo & Adding A Hyperlink.

UPLOADING A PHOTO. When you want to add a comment to any FORUM discussion, a BLOG, on a members COMMENT wall (or your own comment wall) or…

Started by BunkerQB

9 May 19, 2012
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How to Update the Page Layout

I've tried multiple times to update the page layout (theme) of my profile page on here.  I click on apply theme button and the save button…

Started by ProudNavyMom

3 Oct 18, 2011
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YOUR PROFILE SETTINGS - How To Change Your Username (Screen Name), Profile Address

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure your username & profile address do not contain your real last name. Move your mouse to hover the curso…

Started by BunkerQB

4 Aug 14, 2011
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How do you search to find the various group admins?

Does anyone know how to find the names of the various group admins?  I know for each goup you can see who created the group, but it doesn't…

Started by Craig

12 Aug 14, 2011
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GROUPS: GEOGRAPHICAL BY STATE Simply open up attached file below. Groups are listed in alphabetical order.  Do not miss the ones at the end…

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