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 (1,554)

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Waiting and trying to not worry

My son is in week 2. My understanding is that it got very real for the new recruits. I keep reminding myself that no news is good news. Hug…

Started by Mama Scha

19 Oct 21, 2019
Reply by potterycat

Communication before PIR week

I finally got used to the calls every other weekend and one letter a week. This week, nothing. Is it normal to go back to no communication…

Started by Sherricat

8 Oct 7, 2019
Reply by lemonelephant

Letter from SR

Has anyone ever received a letter that appeared to be opened by someone and is now taped shut? My husband got it in the mail and is bringin…

Started by NavyMom9519

3 Oct 4, 2019
Reply by Chipmunk

Ship 12 Div 404

Anyone have a SR in this Division?

Started by Sonar0828

1 Oct 4, 2019
Reply by ellen0502

STEP program

My SR arrived on Sept. 17th and failed the first 2 PT by seconds. When she left for MEPS she was sick, we even told her recruiter a week be…

Started by Zyphere

7 Oct 3, 2019
Reply by lemonelephant

Ship 13 Division 423 PIR Nov 8, 2019

Just got my daughters mailing address from her recruiter.  He's been checking for it.  He also gave us her PIR.  So is it confirmed that we…

Started by Olive Oyl

8 Oct 1, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Division change

Hello, My daughter left for BC September 10th and her recruiter called the 17th to give us her division and mailing address. We were told s…

Started by MassMom

6 Sep 27, 2019
Reply by NavyVWMx2

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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Reply by Tammy_Girl


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