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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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!!!!!

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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 SubMom on October 23, 2019 at 3:10pm

WaterLily - we had so much fun. We wandered up to Crisp Point Lighthouse as well. PSA do NOT attempt the drive if you don’t have an SUV or Truck! The 6.2 mile road to the lighthouse is a seasonal road that is quite rough - but fun!

Comment by WaterLily on October 23, 2019 at 2:37pm

SubMom, that is beautiful!  Thanks for sharing.  I love Tahquamenon Falls!

Comment by SubMom on October 23, 2019 at 2:35pm

happy fall everyone! We just took a quick color tour up in the U.P. This picture was taken at Tahquemenon Falls.

Comment by WaterLily on October 23, 2019 at 11:17am

B'sNukeMom, I LOVE the pumpkin photo!  The heart/paw print design is fabulous!  Happy Wednesday to you, and thanks for giving me the smile.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 23, 2019 at 11:03am

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 21, 2019 at 3:03pm

Here's a picture of their pumpkins they carved ;-D

Comment by WaterLily on October 21, 2019 at 2:54pm

B'sNukeMom, Uncle John's Cider Mill is a big destination this time of year!  My husband's family used to go there ever year for their pumpkins & apples/cider.  We are blessed with so many orchards in MI and this past weekend was definitely the weekend to go.  Fall in MI is so pretty (when it's not raining & nasty cold, haha).

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 21, 2019 at 11:46am

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Got some fun pictures from B&C over the weekend.  They went to a pumpkin patch - Uncle John's Cider Mill - looked like a beautiful day. Hubby & I really need to make a visit to Michigan!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 14, 2019 at 11:43am

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