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.



Michigan Moms (and Family)


Michigan Moms (and Family)

Seeking all Michigan Moms!!!!!!!! Got a question... want to chat with others from Michigan.. Moms, then join us!!!!!

Members: 318
Latest Activity: on Friday

Welcome come on in start a discussion, ask questions and answer a few too!!!!!!!

HAVE FUN !!!!!!


In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

Discussion Forum

Baseball Game/Military Appreciation

Started by Kim F. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jul 23, 2018. 11 Replies

Parents with SR at GL

Started by Miproudnavymom. Last reply by MaeJay Mar 23, 2016. 7 Replies

Ride home from Great Lakes on December 19-20, '14?

Started by InquiringMind. Last reply by Lorraine Mar 18, 2015. 6 Replies

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Comment by WaterLily on September 12, 2019 at 11:57am

Any of you MI moms recovering from those storms that moved across our state last night?  It was the first time in the 11 years we've been in our currrent home that we have headed to the basement for shelter.  Our house was built in the 1880's and all living space is on the upper floors so we don't normally  go to the basement unless we need to service mechanicals or store something, haha.  Luckily our village came through fine and we have our power back but some other areas really got hit!

Comment by WaterLily on September 12, 2019 at 11:54am

B'sNukeMom, I just love the images you post for us.  Thank you!  

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 12, 2019 at 10:58am

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 12, 2019 at 10:52am

See the source image

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 11, 2019 at 10:53am

Hi all - Happy Wednesday!

See the source image

WaterLily - yes, unfortunately some of the groups aren't very active.....if you continue to post in them you might get some activity going - don't give up!  Or you can try sending a "message to the group".  That might stir up some new interest!

Comment by MarianneKT's Mom on September 11, 2019 at 7:20am

Waterlilly - sounds like an interesting rate! Our daughter is a DC. She has been in almost 11 years.Her 1st assignment was 3 years in Sasebo, Japan on the USSEssex LHD2.

Comment by WaterLily on September 11, 2019 at 6:05am

B’sNukeMom & MarianneKT’sMom,  my son signed as CTN.  I have already joined a few groups that pertain to that but they’re not very active.  Right now, he’s just waiting to class up and phase up.  His A school is about 8 months long.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 11, 2019 at 12:18am

Comment by MarianneKT's Mom on September 9, 2019 at 3:28pm

Great Engagement Party Pic!

Congratulations WaterLily! What is next for your son?

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 9, 2019 at 1:53pm

WaterLily - BZ to your Sailor!  PIR is quite the experience!!!  Glad you had a wonderful weekend ;-D

What's his rating?  There are some different Pensacola groups you might want to join.


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