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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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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Reply by NavyMom9519

DIV 340 here PIR 9/13/19

Hello all, my daughter left for BC 7/17 and her PIR is 9/13 DIV 340. I added myself to the group PIR9/13 but still waiting to be including…

Started by Rene

6 Sep 6, 2019
Reply by Chipmunk

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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
Reply by ellen0502


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