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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Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,569)

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PIR May 8th

Is there a PIR group on here for May 8th yet? I know we most likely be able to attend PIR then but to have the group of moms on the same ti…

Started by LadyBluefire

1 16 hours ago
Reply by ellen0502

New Navy Mom

Good morning! My son is scheduled to leave for boot camp this Thursday 3/19. We are new to military life and everything has happened so qui…

Started by heather0901

15 Mar 24
Reply by heather0901

Scared, worried, nervous mom

My son left 3/12 for BC. I was sitting here (im)patiently waiting for the form letter when my phone rang yesterday. I recognized the area c…

Started by tina_dap

4 Mar 24
Reply by Velvetenor

Another Newbie!

I've been lurking in the shadows, reading all your posts! I can now make my own post because my son will be shipping off to Great Lakes thi…

Started by AmyB508

4 Mar 22
Reply by AmyB508

Happy MAMA

Well I think it’s time to give an update on my SR . I had received some letters last week. She told me she got held up in processing for a…

Started by Louisa J

2 Mar 20
Reply by Chipmunk

Got my form letter :)

So good to hear from my son - bittersweet knowing we probably are not going to even see him graduate. At least I know he is in and have an…

Started by Cheryl S

3 Mar 20
Reply by Chipmunk

Mass Division Drill

My daughter wrote me that she is part of this and is a flag holder, and hopes to still be that by end of RTC . I am just trying to find out…

Started by LadyBluefire

5 Mar 11
Reply by ellen0502

Son leaving for boot camp April 13th

Hello our family is completely new to military life. My oldest son will start his new life April 13th. I’m glad there is a group that I can…

Started by SaltyM

3 Mar 9
Reply by belovedbyHim

New Navy Mami

Thank you for the add! I'm a new Navy mami missing her son deeply. He left on Monday and I can't wait until I get his info to send letters ❤

Started by Candy

5 Mar 6
Reply by Louisa J

Son leaving for boot camp Mar 3-

Hi all.... second time military mom here in Fl. Older son is Army, based at Ft Benning. Son number 2 heads to BC in a few days. Glad to hav…

Started by Cheryl S

18 Mar 4
Reply by Chipmunk


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