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.

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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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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How are extremely hot days handled?

I noticed the weather warnings for the past few days.  I was wondering what the policy is for extreme hot weather? Being from a desert clim…

Started by ShellyMarie

2 Jul 21
Reply by ellen0502

When should I expect a letter?

My significant other left on the June 27th and we've only had the phone call, when should we expect a letter?

Started by Iris

4 Jul 11
Reply by Iris

RTC Security Access Form

Hi, Well first off hope everyone is doing well, prayers and blessings to all the moms on here. I got my letter today, so now I can start se…

Started by Butterfly1kynzie’smom

4 Jul 7
Reply by Chipmunk

8 days

It’s been 8 days now my daughter has gone to boot camp, I appreciate the add on this site. My nerves are getting the better of me. I did ge…

Started by Adele

1 Jul 5
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Got my 1st hand written heart hurts

Oh I am so happy for this letter, I got a 5 page hand written letter spanning over 4 days.  It started out tough (night 1 he wanted to quit…

Started by Kyles Mom

3 Jul 5
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN

Struggling today:

Hi ladies I am new at this, my son went in on Monday June 17th.  I got the call at midnight and his box last Friday...I have been ok up unt…

Started by Kyles Mom

19 Jul 1
Reply by Kyles Mom


Hi everyone, FedEx came with my daughter’s box while I was out yesterday picking up my son from camp. At first I wasn’t sure what is was, t…

Started by Butterfly1kynzie’smom

1 Jun 30
Reply by Chipmunk


I was super surprised! My sons box came today. He left 6/19. Didnt expect it this soon. I thought I would be more emotional when I got it.…

Started by Sushicat242000

4 Jun 28
Reply by Sushicat242000

New navy mom

 Hello everyone my son will be leaving soon as well, this is all brand new to me I really appreciate this site and a wealth of information…

Started by Sunflower

5 Jun 25
Reply by Phoenixmom


How do we find other people who’s children are in the same division as our own

Started by P

5 Jun 25
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