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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Ship 02 Div 949 Anyone?

Hi everyone! I have a SR in Ship 02 Div 949, and was wondering if anyone else here does as well? Hoping to connect with someone in the same…

Started by Virginia Rose

23 Sep 5
Reply by lemonelephant


I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone on this site and forum. We just got back from our son's PIR (Aug 30th) and I know that…

Started by VKSMom

2 Sep 4
Reply by Tammy_Girl

Today is the day!

My son left this morning for boot camp, I am excited yet nervous for him. My only question as of now is if parents are divorced,will both r…

Started by Sailormom01

10 Aug 29
Reply by Katymom5

Anyone son/daughter in SHIP 10 DIV 374 PIR 10/11 ?

Would love to connect with anyone in this Div or the brother Div 373.

Started by Claire

8 Aug 29
Reply by ellen0502

Received Box

Today I had actually forgotten about the box, so when it came I had no idea what it was. It was a bit jarring finding every single thing he…

Started by FlowergrowerNavymom

3 Aug 20
Reply by FlowergrowerNavymom

White Sox Division

Hello- Thank you for the informative site. We went to Chicago last Tuesday to watch my son’s division swear in at a White Sox game. He’s th…

Started by FlowergrowerNavymom

1 Aug 17
Reply by Chipmunk


 So my son shipped out last Monday and I just got his box today. In that box was his watch. I had asked his recruiter what watches they wer…

Started by Claire

9 Aug 16
Reply by Worldtravel4ever

Daughter arrived at RTC on 7/29

This is my first ever post on this website. I appreciate all the conversations and support that I've read here, and I know this will help m…

Started by JnukeMomma

11 Aug 16
Reply by Chipmunk

Only 3 days into this journey

It’s only been 3 days and I’m still a mess :( Tell me this will pass soon.....I’m sure he’s ok, but I’m for sure not :(

Started by Tracey

29 Aug 12
Reply by Tracey

After A-School She Chose Reserves

Hi Guys! My daughter left last week for boot camp but once she is done, she has chosen Reserves. Does anyone know the process for her after…

Started by Mixdmsages

4 Aug 2
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