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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Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,554)

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Age of Recruits

My son is 29 and heading to Boot Camp as an enlisted recruit.  He's concerned that he will be the oldest recruit.  I'm hoping there are oth…

Started by Sewmom

16 23 hours ago
Reply by Whammy

P day questions

Ok so I am a bit confused on the P Day count. My son arrived at BC on Monday night around 830pm. Do I count that as P1 so this Friday will…

Started by Katie

9 on Friday
Reply by Skierchick70

first letter

My son left for BC last Monday so about 9 days ago. How long before the first letter usually arrives? Also I see where they have graduation…

Started by Heidi

11 on Wednesday
Reply by Chipmunk

What PIR weekend may be like for those flying out of GL

This is meant to share information for those whose sailors are flying out of GL. There is other information posted in the BC Mom pages but…

Started by Chipmunk

56 Feb 3
Reply by Velvetenor


I can see my son is sending me a letter but I can’t make out the whole address. It’s Ship 10, USS Enterprise. Does anyone know the address?

Started by NOLA-Mom

2 Feb 3
Reply by Chipmunk

Calls Home

My son has been gone 2 and half weeks (left Jan 14th). I didn’t think I’d be receiving any calls yet because I haven’t received any letters…

Started by NOLA-Mom

12 Feb 2
Reply by Chipmunk


Hi all, I am a new Navy mom.can someone explain sandbox to me ? It’s been so comforting to learn things and hear others experiences . My da…

Started by Jeanie

20 Feb 1
Reply by sunflower

Navy contrat

I see in alot of the post where a recruit changes his vocations, I know my son signed a contract for nuclear, is it common for them to chan…

Started by Northwoodsmom

4 Feb 1
Reply by sunflower

Address to the gate

Can anyone tell me the address to the gate for pir? Got our tickets yesterday but don’t have the form with info

Started by Jeanie

4 Jan 31
Reply by Jeanie

Ship 088

Hi everybody! My son left from Atlanta on December 16th and we finally got a letter today. He's in ship 088 so I just thought I'd post to r…

Started by Aquasonic

3 Jan 31
Reply by Leighana


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