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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.





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DLI grad gift for CTI

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life at DLI

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Can they have a car

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Comment by Nancy (Taylor's mom) on June 14, 2010 at 4:01pm
Hi Mary! My son was Grad-and-Go and too. My husband and I went to the airport the next morning after PIR and got to spend a couple of extra hours with our sailor before his flight left. After they leave boot camp, they are allowed to have their cell phones and computers, so if you have either of those you can bring them and give them to your sailor before he flies to Monterey.
Comment by simone on June 10, 2010 at 5:30pm
TammySue, I am sorry for your daughter. My son got very bad bad cold with high fever in Feb. during BC. He had slept for one whole day and even thought he could not PIR. He still coughs when he is in DLI. They need our supports indeed.
Comment by Nancy (Taylor's mom) on June 10, 2010 at 11:37am
Hi SMSantens! Things will get much, much better once your sailor is out of boot camp. I talk to my son almost every day now that he's in Monterey. He's been at the DLI since January 30th and classed up the end of March. If your sailor qualified for a Level 4 language, the most difficult (Korean is the only Level 4 - I think), the odds of him getting assigned to Spanish are somewhat slim. I might be wrong about that, but I believe that if a sailor qualifies to take a more difficult language, they want them to do so. Again, I could be completely wrong about that, but that's what I've been told.
Comment by simone on May 20, 2010 at 10:52am
Amber B - Thanks. Can anyone tell me which is the least hard language there?
Comment by simone on May 19, 2010 at 1:55am
Thanks ladies.
Comment by simone on May 18, 2010 at 4:37pm
Dee - My fingers crossed for Spencer. Question - My son, Philip, told me that it is a 2-year program to learn. Is my memory wrong or any change ...?
Comment by simone on May 17, 2010 at 4:18pm
Debbie - Congratulations! You are "promoted" in such advanced position.
Comment by simone on May 6, 2010 at 1:04am
Welcome Schick.
Comment by Martinez's Mom Sterling's Aunt on May 6, 2010 at 12:27am
Hello All, New to this group. My daughter arrived in Monterey 4/17/10. She starts her classes tomorrow.
Comment by simone on April 24, 2010 at 12:29am
Thanks, ladies. My son will be 26 in June 7.

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