This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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.

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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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. Navy.com

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Colleen's Discussions (38)

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"You're welcome.  You aren't crazy.  Our son is the oldest of our 2 and just as anyth…"

Colleen replied Mar 22, 2016 to Parents with SR at GL

7 Mar 23, 2016
Reply by MaeJay

"Yep, that's what happens in Boot Camp.  The only time our Sailor called was the week…"

Colleen replied Mar 22, 2016 to Parents with SR at GL

7 Mar 23, 2016
Reply by MaeJay

"Welcome Tattle!  I am from Rockford, north of GR.  We have get togethers all over th…"

Colleen replied Feb 25, 2014 to Looking for other Northern Michigan Moms (Traverse City Area)

3 Mar 11, 2014
Reply by Annie410 (Ship 03 Div 157)

"The ship is supposed to go out in the beginning of 2015, I don't know if he will mak…"

Colleen replied Jan 1, 2014 to Where is your sailor now?

16 Jan 1, 2014
Reply by Lorraine

"My son went to BC July of 2009.  He is an OS2 and a Master Helmsman on the USS Stock…"

Colleen replied Dec 31, 2013 to Where is your sailor now?

16 Jan 1, 2014
Reply by Lorraine

"Holy smokes!  I never looked at this discussion.  Dunesmom and I get together often.…"

Colleen replied Dec 24, 2013 to New Navy Mom looking for others in Muskegon / Tri-Cities area

26 Apr 27, 2014
Reply by Kim F

"I'm planning on coming.  I think CathieRenee might.  I'll check."

Colleen replied Sep 5, 2013 to Card Making Meet and Greet, Grandville MI

8 Sep 5, 2013
Reply by Colleen

"Lorraine, if you are going to buy stuff at the Hanes/Bali place, I have a coupon.  S…"

Colleen replied Aug 22, 2013 to Up northAug 23-25, 2013

30 Aug 23, 2013
Reply by Lorraine

"Sorry you can't make it cmcninch.  Next time. Lorraine, stay in touch with FishingQu…"

Colleen replied Aug 22, 2013 to Up northAug 23-25, 2013

30 Aug 23, 2013
Reply by Lorraine

"Maybe next time Regiana."

Colleen replied Aug 22, 2013 to Up northAug 23-25, 2013

30 Aug 23, 2013
Reply by Lorraine

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