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 (1,556)

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He's been gone a week

Hi everyone, new to the group. I should have come here way earlier, but didn't, so now I'm making up for it.   It still doesn't seem real s…

Started by Terry (ship 12, div 096)

1 Jan 18, 2011
Reply by Christina (EM Nuke gf 1111M )

Navy For Moms Communication Commandments

Please keep these in mind when communicating with your recruits during boot camp. While they seem conservative and very limited they cover…

Started by mamawalrus

3 Jan 15, 2011
Reply by nursemom (Lisa)


Hello Fellow Moms! this is my first post, so please excuse me if I make an error.  I know the Navy will inevitably "push" my son to sigh up…

Started by navyboysmom

9 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Maria,son in Miramar, SD,Ca

Wish i was part of it

Hello, My son is on ship 09 but div 72, he also graduates12/11/11 but in a different division. Hope you all don't mind me adding to your gr…

Started by Gs'mom Ship 09 Div 72

8 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom


Does anyone know how to get someone added to the list for graduation. My son only put me and his dad on the list and his grandparents want…

Started by ProudMom(ship 04 division 804)

4 Jan 12, 2011
Reply by ericsmom (ship12 div033)


Mail: Recruits will mail home a letter with their address during their first two weeks training. Unfortunately, neither RTC nor your local…

Started by AAAMOM

9 Jan 8, 2011
Reply by Jajajo

Letters at Boot Camp

What is acceptable for setting letters at boot camp? Plain white envelopes? Plain paper?  Not mushy? Are Christmas cards ok? Pictures?  tha…

Started by marianne (Ship 04 Div 804)

12 Jan 8, 2011
Reply by ochaos

Left Today for Great Lakes

My son left today from Ft Meade and will be arriving at Great Lakes in just a few minutes to begin his first night at boot camp.   I did gr…

Started by EveningDew

5 Jan 6, 2011
Reply by NavyGirlsMom

new to navy 4 moms

my sons PIR is 2/18. can anyone recommend a hotel up there. i got the pamphlet but there are so many choices. also any info on the day of P…

Started by renee

5 Jan 4, 2011
Reply by navymomjordan2010

Need some positive feedback

My tank of positive is on " E ".. I have said it over and over that I know my recruit is fine. Reported 12/14 to BC, rec'd the I am here ph…

Started by isupporttwins

26 Jan 4, 2011
Reply by isupporttwins


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