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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lemonelephant's Discussions (8,852)

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"There are several posted in most of the PIR groups.  One such Page/Discussion is Fun…"

lemonelephant replied Dec 18, 2011 to Please help me find Q & A letter post

9 May 2, 2012
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

"Join the group, PIR 02/03/2012 TG 11 — 10 Divisions (053–060, 804 & 911 (clickab…"

lemonelephant replied Dec 16, 2011 to Ship 12 DIV 054

4 Dec 16, 2011
Reply by Noemi(Ship 12, DIV 054)Colin<3

"Divisions 055 and 056 are Brother Divisions and are on the same ship and train toget…"

lemonelephant replied Dec 11, 2011 to Ship 03 Division 056 Any Other People with SRs in this group?

12 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by tracybraun2012

"If your SR has PIR on 02/03/2012, join the group, 2/3/2012 PIR (clickable link).  I…"

lemonelephant replied Dec 10, 2011 to Ship 03 Division 056 Any Other People with SRs in this group?

12 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by tracybraun2012

"Here is something to look at: DOD Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or…"

lemonelephant replied Oct 25, 2011 to Medical Waiver

2 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by debg

"Join the group, PIR 12/02/2011 - TG 03 — 11 Divisions (009–016, 802, 803 & 903) …"

lemonelephant replied Oct 19, 2011 to Ship 07 Div 11

8 Oct 19, 2011
Reply by lemonelephant

"The process now is for the recruit to pay for the photo package, Keel, and DVD eithe…"

lemonelephant replied Oct 18, 2011 to Boot camp

13 Oct 24, 2011
Reply by petesmom

"Join the group, PIR 10/07/2011 TG 47 (Divisions 329-340 & 947), to connect with…"

lemonelephant replied Aug 29, 2011 to ship 09 Div 337

12 Oct 1, 2011
Reply by Hilarie

"I've sent a Friend Request and will PM them when you accept."

lemonelephant replied Aug 27, 2011 to ANSWER_Adopt a Noble Sailor Write Every Recruit

41 Aug 29, 2011
Reply by SheilaD

"Thank you so much."

lemonelephant replied Aug 26, 2011 to ANSWER_Adopt a Noble Sailor Write Every Recruit

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