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.



GM Moms Discussions (12)

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GM Sailors birthday

My Sailors birthday is March 17th he will be 24 years old. I would like to know if it is ok on here to ask if other sailors family members/…

Started by Mamma073

0 Feb 14

A school

Carlsmom, A school is just across the street. My son finished boot camp Feb 3, didn't class up until the end of April and just graduated A…

Started by TravelMomma!

3 Feb 14
Reply by Mamma073

A school

Hello, my son is at boot camp and will attend A School in GL .... my question is do you know how long that is and where is the school locat…

Started by Carlsmom

6 Sep 27, 2017
Reply by Carlsmom

GM A school graduation

My son started GM A school in GL on April 12th. he told me his graduation date is August 10th. My understanding was that GM A school was fo…

Started by RONDA

2 Jul 5, 2016
Reply by NavyMom2014


My sons attending ATT & finds it tedious to sit in front of a computer all day. Any one have a sailor with same complaints & if so…

Started by AJmom

0 Jan 13, 2015


Where do Sailors go to school for Riverine squad 3 after they finish C school.

Started by latinnative

0 Nov 1, 2014

Newbie Mom :)

HI All, My daughter left for Boot Camp 08/26//14. I already miss her and want to write!!! sigh :(

Started by D C

0 Aug 28, 2014

Riverine Squadron 3 newbie!

Hi, My son just finished combat school and arrived in San Diego this week..............what can I expect?

Started by BonnieB GA Div 214

0 Dec 11, 2013

Moms of Riverines

For all the moms of Riverines or moms of wannabe Riverines.

Started by J from O

41 Nov 25, 2013
Reply by Up&Down

Newbie Mom here....'A' School for GM questions...

Hello, My only son and oldest of three will be arriving at GL Boot Camp on January 3rd. After graduation, he will be entering 'A' School fo…

Started by CTMom

11 Feb 19, 2013
Reply by CTMom


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