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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If your child is having a hard time with the pfa's or anything of that nature i would love to chat. My son is also in RCU so if anyone would like to talk about that we can

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Comment by vanessa6543 on April 8, 2010 at 3:32pm
My fiance is a sailor! Yay Ethan!
Comment by vanessa6543 on April 6, 2010 at 1:45am
But of course! He's supposed to do battlestations tues night and call on wed... I will be anxiously awaiting that call!
Comment by vanessa6543 on April 5, 2010 at 3:11pm
IM SO EXCITED!!! :D So Amanda says we are going to Charleston not next week but the week of the17th?
Comment by vanessa6543 on April 4, 2010 at 2:46am
I know he ran on a Friday - but that was the week he was supposed to graduate so I'm not sure if it was just that week because of the circumstances... But I know for sure he has been running on Mon and Wed since then but just assumed he was on Fri as well.
Comment by vanessa6543 on April 3, 2010 at 2:37pm
I was under the impression that they run Mon, Wed, and Fri. At least that's what I gathered from talking to Ethan. I feel the exact same way, like we are in limbo just waiting and wondering. He did seem to be in better spirits in the last letter that I got from him though. I still write everyday, and even though I didn't think it would make much of a difference for me but it really does. My reassuring him at the end of every letter helps reassure myself in someway.

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