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

FIRST TIME HERE?

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."

Events

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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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. Navy.com

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"♥FireTeamLeaderWife♥ aka FTLW is working on getting the 06/08/12 PIR and 06/15/12 gr…"

lemonelephant replied Apr 17, 2012 to Ship 11 Div 178

17 May 22, 2012
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":o)"

lemonelephant replied Apr 16, 2012 to Ship 11 Div 167

7 Apr 18, 2012
Reply by TJ'sMomCVN69

"You're welcome."

lemonelephant replied Apr 14, 2012 to Ship 11 Div 167

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"Join the group, PIR 06/01/2012 (clickable link), to connect with others with loved o…"

lemonelephant replied Apr 14, 2012 to Ship 11 Div 167

7 Apr 18, 2012
Reply by TJ'sMomCVN69

"Bootcamp can last from 7 to 9 1/2 weeks; typical is 8 1/2 weeks.  It all depends on…"

lemonelephant replied Mar 30, 2012 to Is Bootcamp always 8 weeks?

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"You may want to join the group, Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) (clickable link).  The…"

lemonelephant replied Jan 2, 2012 to My son is being discharged and sent home

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"Four seats are guaranteed per recruit; however, children 12 years old and younger do…"

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