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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Hello Navy Moms, I’m so glad this group exists as I am finding much support in it! Thank you! Like many of you, the first couple of days was hard not having my son at home anymore.:( Couldn’t sleep the first 3 days...looking forward to his form letter, and get letters flowing! I would like to ask you ladies: what helped you to cope during the waiting period after your son/daughter shipped out? Thanks again

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Hello, my son also left for boot camp on 7/10. His flight delayed from Portland , me, I never received an “I made it to boot camp call. Does this sometimes happen if they are thrown off schedule? He was 2 days in the airport. Thanks
Hi Valerie, I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been not hearing from your son during his arrival. I hope you were able to connect with him by now. Hang in there!
My son arrived to BC 7/1 and honestly I still can't sleep. I am up til 3 or 4 every morning. I received his form letter today, so I am hoping I can now rest a little better. The first week I cried....a lot...everyday. what I have found that helps me is staying busy and when I just need to "talk" to him, I write him. Nothing sad but just about what is going on here and with his dog and siblings. It has helped. Now that I got his letter, I can actually send them.


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