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 full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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 (1,580)

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What can be taken to A school?

Hi all, My son is heading for Pensacola after graduation (as far as I know) What will he be allowed to take with him? What will he need in…

Started by Leesa

8 Jan 8
Reply by Leesa

link for Divisions

Hi , does anyone have the link to join Div:063 ? Someone posted them maybe a week or so ago and I don’t remember who it was .

Started by Jeanie

4 Dec 28, 2019
Reply by Tracey

Phone cards

Hello all. I was wondering if anyone knew of a phone card to send my soon who is in bootcamp. Is that allowed or does he have to purchase i…

Started by Naadia

3 Dec 23, 2019
Reply by Naadia

No communication- Arrived BC night of 11/12

I feel lost. I would write if I knew where to. I don’t want my son to think we’ve forgotten about him. I keep telling myself that no news i…

Started by Erica

19 Dec 15, 2019
Reply by Erica

Letter from Recruit with different mailing address

One letter had been received and it was upsetting ! He’s scared and he was told he lied at MEPS which he didn’t and he is afraid of being s…

Started by Evelyn

10 Dec 12, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN


 Hi I just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Jackie. My son  just left for boot on December 4 and have no clue of what to expect so an…

Started by Jackie

26 Dec 11, 2019
Reply by ShipOfDoodles

Heavy Coat

My son leaves for Boot Camp in January.  If he takes a heavy coat will he be allowed to keep it with him? 

Started by Sewmom

4 Dec 11, 2019
Reply by shellyh

Hurry Up & Wait

GM All, Dropped off my son last night at the hotel. He left this morning & took the shuttle to MEPS with the other recruits. He has a l…

Started by Regina126

12 Dec 6, 2019
Reply by Mermaid54

New Boot Camp Moms

Hello! My son arrived on 11/20. We are patiently awaiting the letter with info on Grad date. Etc. Is there anyone else out there in the sam…

Started by NewJaxMom

11 Dec 5, 2019
Reply by terjul17

Phone calls

Hi ladies , Does anyone know if there are certain days that our SR ‘s get to call ? I think it’s on Sundays but not sure . I would die if I…

Started by Jeanie

12 Dec 5, 2019
Reply by Jeanie


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