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. 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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Son Failed PFA Test

I am completely heartbroken because I just received a voicemail from my son saying he was being removed from his division and placed into a…

Started by Tracey

52 Sep 25
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I just got a letter from my son today that wasn’t dated but postmarked Sept. 23rd and he said he failed the run by 4 seconds! I thought his…

Started by Tracey

6 Sep 25
Reply by Tracey

Boot camp

How do I find out what division my daughter is in? She just arrived at boot camp last night. September 17th. I’m really lost right now. I h…

Started by Ambersnavymom

15 Sep 24
Reply by newby99

Question about PIR without a ticket

I have been reading all the information on the site. It’s quite a learning curve!  I’m wondering if anyone could give me some feedback. I a…

Started by Brdwygurl

8 Sep 21
Reply by Navy Mom x3

Letters Home from Boot Camp

My grandson is Week 3 ( not counting P Week ) of boot camp in Great Lakes. Have only received one short letter. He wrote that he hadn't hea…

Started by NavyblueNana

14 Sep 19
Reply by Tammy_Girl

Ship 11 DIV 397 PIR Oct 25

Hi, My recruit is in Ship 11 DIV 397 PIR Oct 25.   Anyone else? Has the group for this been formed yet?  I keep looking and don’t see it bu…

Started by Brdwygurl

5 Sep 19
Reply by Brdwygurl

Division 409

My son left 09/02/19.  He is suppose to graduate 11/01/19  Division 409.  Are there any parents out there that have children in this divisi…

Started by Duke0625

18 Sep 18
Reply by NavyMom9519

Div 402

My son is in Div 402, is there any one else that has a SR in this Div with PIR of 10-25-19?

Started by Navy Blue is my Color

4 Sep 13
Reply by ellen0502

boot camp

My daughter doesn't leave for another 4 1/2 months but as I am adjusting to the idea I have really enjoyed reading all the posts on here an…

Started by dmj

5 Sep 12
Reply by dmj

Son left yesterday

So many emotions! He left with 2 other young men, one of which has the same job as my son. He called at midnight. Woke me from a dead sleep…

Started by NavyMom9519

13 Sep 10
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