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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Navy Speak

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.





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Comment by abbyblue on November 1, 2013 at 12:34am

Comment by mikes mom on June 4, 2011 at 12:32pm

OMGosh are we the only ones that show up here ??? LOL Hi Katynorth : )


Comment by mikes mom on July 24, 2010 at 3:14pm
I love going to my nieces in the wine country..She lives in Napa, Ca.
YAY !!!
Comment by mikes mom on July 24, 2010 at 10:17am
I live in California by the coast and I haven't seen the heat yet ...We don't get our HEAT until Sept/Oct. Lucky us...LOL I have not gone on vacation yet this summer but give me time... LOL
Comment by Vickyrun on June 9, 2010 at 11:18am
Good Morning, I had fun at the election party last night but Measure "N" is too close to call, so we have to wait until July 6th for the official results. Bummer. Well, a least I got to practice taking pics w/ my new phone. Also talked to a Marines' Mom, she is gonna start a Blue Star Moms chapter here so I told her call me.
Comment by ShelbyCoreena on June 8, 2010 at 5:43pm
Hi everyone, Started a M&G for Michigan Mom's and Family. If your in the area stop out to see us.
Glad to see everyone is doing well.
Hi Vicki and Kaynorth
Nice to hear from you too NevadaSierra. We are lonely here again. If you know what I mean. Have a great evening.
Comment by Vickyrun on June 8, 2010 at 4:55pm
Thanks, Kaynorth and Susan. Does life ever really "settle down"? Things are changing, I'm learning to "roll with the punches". And trust God that everything will work out ok.
Comment by NevadaSierra on June 8, 2010 at 1:07pm
What a wonderful picture Vicky. Sorry, I don't get here - at all. I had hoped that I would but the current reality is not. I'll rejoin when things settle down. Thanks for thinking of me. ~~Susan~~
Comment by Vickyrun on May 31, 2010 at 5:27pm

Comment by Vickyrun on May 31, 2010 at 11:37am
Hi Scuttlebutts, Happy Memorial Day. I don't watch many military movies, they make me sad. I am going to the Memorial Day service at Veteran's Park here in Sutter Creek. My father's name is on the wall.

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