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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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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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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"Welcome to the military roller coaster. My sailor had her ship date change numerous…"

ShawnMom replied Mar 18 to New Navy Mom

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"Hi Heather0901, Welcome! Hang on tight, it’s quite the ride. Has he been in close co…"

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"NOLO-Mom, if it was him, he would have left a message. But there’s a Navy Mom saying…"

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"Deep breaths new Navy Mama! Congratulations. It's a great path he is on but it can b…"

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7 Nov 30, 2019
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"Hi Duke0625, I don’t have a recruit in that division (mine has been in a few years n…"

ShawnMom replied Sep 11, 2019 to Division 409

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"Yes, Reservists come home after training (A School, and C School if their rate/job r…"

ShawnMom replied Aug 1, 2019 to After A-School She Chose Reserves

4 Aug 2, 2019
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"The first few days feel like FOREVER! Go ahead and write your letters. I had an enti…"

ShawnMom replied Jun 28, 2019 to Struggling today:

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"The answer can vary based on the rate (job) that your sailor has. If you have a sail…"

ShawnMom replied Jun 14, 2019 to pic of our Recruit

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"Southwest does not charge a change fee. You can use your original ticket price towar…"

ShawnMom replied May 28, 2019 to Airline that allows cancellations

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"The standards are the same and chances are if she has passed an earlier one that all…"

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