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 sambam32 on January 15, 2018 at 9:50pm

My SR should be arriving DLI in less than 2 weeks. 

Comment by Babbit on January 15, 2018 at 7:53pm

Anyone going to DLI soon? Our SR is shipping to the BC tomorrow and then to DLI.

Comment by armynavymom on December 9, 2017 at 1:36pm

Thank you sambam32 and mkl7993! It has been such a challenging year but she stayed strong and we couldnt be prouder! SAMBAM32. just remember to stay positive no matter what. They all go through some trials and doubts but  just knowing you are there for them cheering them on will get them through anything!

Comment by sambam32 on December 9, 2017 at 9:01am

armynavymom--that's the best Christmas present EVER!!! Congratulations to your daughter and your family! 

I'm still processing on how to get through BC, I can't wrap my mind around getting through the next several years! 

Have a blessed Christmas!

Comment by mkl7993 on December 8, 2017 at 8:45pm


congratulations on graduate from DLI! and the bonus of coming home for Christmas! You have to be so excited!

Comment by armynavymom on December 8, 2017 at 12:38pm

Hi all! My daughter just graduated from the DLI about two weeks ago and is waiting for her processing to finish and will be leaving next week! We are excited because she has a little over two weeks till she reports to her permanent duty station so she will be home for Christmas! Monterey is beautiful but she is looking forward to moving on...

Comment by Shelby on December 8, 2017 at 11:53am
Still living in Monterey.. fires aren't close, so the skies and air are all clear! Hope it stays that way. The fires in Big Sur last year were not fun
Comment by sambam32 on December 7, 2017 at 1:01pm

I hope the California fires aren't affecting our loved ones in Monterey.... HUGS! 

Comment by USNwifeIL on November 27, 2017 at 1:35pm
As for age ranges it really depends. Just like with the regular late most of the recruits are on the early side of 20. There are just as many recruits for which this is their first thing they're at had a high school as there are recruits to spend some time in the workforce. There are also reservists who go Who tend to be on the older side. My sailor was in his early 30s so was one of the oldest students. It's definitely a bell curve with most of the students being in their early twenties
Comment by USNwifeIL on November 27, 2017 at 1:32pm
I'm the spouse of a sailor that was at DLI. He did not have a car as I kept it in our whole state. We separated for the time is better for my career. There are lots of buses for sale I get to write for free as long as they pick up the passes. Uber is super available as well.

They can have a fan and decoration and whatever else they want them so long as each day before they leave everything is organized and put away. Just like if they were on a ship everything would have to be stored. They do gets inspected randomly occasionally.

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