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. 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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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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Lets get together CTI moms

Members: 262
Latest Activity: Aug 8

Discussion Forum

life at DLI

Started by Willowwoo. Last reply by mkl7993 Dec 17, 2018. 1 Reply

Can they have a car

Started by Willowwoo. Last reply by Willowwoo Dec 17, 2018. 3 Replies

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Comment by bbcregular on July 29, 2018 at 5:05pm
It has been 3 years since my CTI was at BC but this is the way it was: phones given at the airport only. About giving clothes; they have sooo much to carry with them so to burden them with civilian clothes may not be a good idea. They will earn the privilege to wear civilian clothes. I don’t remember when but it is not immediately. Your CTI2B can let you know when they want clothes. I shipped USPS from NC to Monterey, CA and the cost was reasonable. Congratulations on being a part of this elite and silent family. Remember OPSEC and you will know why this site is not very active. We are here for the Moms and the questions you may have. You will love all the communication at DLI but also may be disappointed because of all the studying they have to do. It is pretty intense.
Comment by JWAK2008 on July 29, 2018 at 2:33pm
In regards to the airport they fly out of both; he should have the details on his orders and he will be able to share with you after PIR
Comment by JWAK2008 on July 29, 2018 at 2:32pm
Jmcserz my son had PIR 11/22; I personally had a carryon bag with his civilian clothes and his book bag with lap tops cell phone charges etc .. he had no issues carrying it as a matter of fact I was not the only parent with bags at airport for my SR; and he was happy to have his civilian clothes handy when he was able to use them he didn’t had to wait for me to mail them or spend money buying new ones
Comment by mkl7993 on July 26, 2018 at 10:16pm

Greetings NavyStepMom, congratulations on being part of the CTI DLI family. My sailor was told at the end of BC. He didn’t get his request but is very happy with what he got. So no worries, all of the choices are great.  I have gotten to visit Monterey so if you have questions feel free to ask. 

Comment by bbcregular on July 26, 2018 at 8:59pm
Hi NavyStepMom, first congratulations to your sailor for being in the prestigious rating of CTI. My CTI was given the language at Gl then when they arrived at DLI they requested a different language and it was granted. If your CTI2B does not care which language he has then it will probably be the one given near the end of boot camp.
Comment by NavyStepMom on July 26, 2018 at 1:25am

Hi, My sailor is in BC right now and PIR is for Sept. 7.  He is off to Monterey right after.  It is all very exciting, but seems like anything can change at anytime.  When did your sailors find out their language?  Was it at BC or DLI?

Comment by hds27 on April 28, 2018 at 6:15pm

Hi all. My second sailer for RTC on July 3rd. He is CTI bound. My first sailor is a Nuke (MM) in PowerSchool. 

Comment by Peachie on March 12, 2018 at 11:59am

That's great Babbit!  Our sailor is there now.  He has made lots of friends since December and is enjoying the beautiful weather.  Ours got his first choice language too.  :)

Comment by Babbit on March 12, 2018 at 11:41am

They made it to DLI after some delays! They are unpacking and organizing. My son and his buddy from the division got their first choice language. They are breathing fresh Monterey air and are happy!

Comment by l4d4wn on February 12, 2018 at 10:41pm

Hi everyone! My son leaves for RTC Feb 26th. We're excited to find out his language. I'm so happy to find this group!


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