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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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.

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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.

Discussion Forum

Depression of husband

Started by vivian (Ship 03, Div 021). Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Oct 9. 14 Replies

Bursting with pride BUT.........

Started by LadyPendragon. Last reply by anasazigypsy Apr 17. 24 Replies


Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jan 12, 2015. 0 Replies

Sending 2 off to Basic in less than 3 weeks between them

Started by k10mom (Ship 14, Division 146). Last reply by CO-TwinSalorsMom Nov 12, 2014. 8 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Monday

mariecb - the only thing I've noticed with the shingle shot is the really (really) sore arm.  It's actually a little swollen at the injection site and warm to the touch. And very sore to move. They suggested ibuprofen or tylenol and we are taking it! (And to think we get to get another one in a few months!)

I didn't have any issues with the flu shot - aside from a headache on Sunday (we got the shots on Saturday). Hubby wasn't feeling well yesterday - achy, not hungry, run down. He had to work and wasn't real thrilled.  This morning he's feeling a little better but still no appetite.  At the end of the day I still think that's better than getting the flu!

Just keep washing your hands a lot too in order to avoid germs.......

Comment by mariecb on Monday

Happy Monday!  I heard the shingles shot also takes you out for about a day?!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on Monday

See the source imageHappy Monday!  Hope everyone had a good weekend.  We got our flu shot AND the shingrix.  Boy the shingrix really leaves you with a sore arm lol!  And we have to get another one in a few months - ugh! But I guess it's better than getting shingles!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 11, 2019 at 6:42pm

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Comment by Oleander on October 10, 2019 at 4:20pm

Awwww, thanks everyone! I'm flying back east for his 1st bday, can't WAIT to get my mitts on that child again! lol I haven't seen him since May so he's in for a lots of gramma smooches!

Thanks for reaching out to us B! It's fun to hear from everyone : )

Comment by JayDee659 on October 10, 2019 at 2:14pm

B'sNukeMom, thanks!  BTW it took over 20 takes to get the profile shot for my FB page.  Some of the rejects are hilarious.  We're all sitting on the spiral stairway that went to the loft.  This was after moonshine tasting, thank goodness  nobody got hurt.

Comment by mariecb on October 10, 2019 at 2:03pm

Oleander - that picture just makes me smile and feel so happy too!!  He is adorable!!

Comment by LindaGirl on October 10, 2019 at 1:57pm

Oleander, what a cutie your grandson is.  Maybe one day, I’ll have a picture to post also.  One can only dream! 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 10, 2019 at 1:51pm

Oleander - that's awesome that your Sailor got to choose a location near her sister!  I don't blame her for wanting to be near her adorable nephew - like JayDee said, that picture makes me smile ;-D

(And Oleander and I have been lucky enough to meet in person too - same time I was meeting up with JayDee!) 

Love getting to meet new Navy moms!

Comment by JayDee659 on October 10, 2019 at 1:34pm

Oleander, that picture makes me smile!  What a blessing!


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