This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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"revdeb1 we all have or are feeling the same. My son also left on the 5th. I have got…"

Connors mom replied Aug 15, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

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"That was what I originally had planned for them to do & then meet up afterwards. "

Connors mom replied Aug 11, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

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"Awesome! Where is the chapel? "

Connors mom replied Aug 11, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

162 Aug 17, 2014
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"Got The Box & The letter today! My sons PIR date is 10/3/14. Starting to look fo…"

Connors mom replied Aug 11, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

162 Aug 17, 2014
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"We have to lean on eachother because although I do have friends & family that ar…"

Connors mom replied Aug 10, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

162 Aug 17, 2014
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"Thank you"

Connors mom replied Aug 10, 2014 to Help

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"JodysMom I am not gonna sugarcoat it. It has be & continues to be very hard. Eve…"

Connors mom replied Aug 10, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

162 Aug 17, 2014
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"Thank you NovaMom. That is what I have been saying. No contact is hard."

Connors mom replied Aug 9, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

162 Aug 17, 2014
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"OK now I am affraid I am going to get my son in trouble. I was onl doing what the re…"

Connors mom replied Aug 8, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

162 Aug 17, 2014
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"Try to stay strong. I surprisingly kept it together while around my son while he was…"

Connors mom replied Aug 8, 2014 to Son Leaving Soon

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