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. 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!!!!!

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

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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 December 20, 2019 at 9:46am

Some of us are fortunate enough to have our sailors home for the holidays. I understand this is a HUGE blessing and I thank God for this time. I am also acutely aware that there are many sailors that cannot be home for the holidays. I lift each and every one of them up in prayer as well as their families. Merry Christmas to my fellow Michigan Mamas!!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 19, 2019 at 12:57pm

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 17, 2019 at 2:24pm

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Comment by SubMom on December 12, 2019 at 5:55pm

law1999 - Our sailor just finished the pipeline at GC and was not allowed a phone or smart watch in class, on duty, standing watch. With that said, our sailor got in the routine of securing his phone in his BEQ or vehicle and wears a basic Casio watch. There are guidelines that must be followed.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 12, 2019 at 3:58pm

law1999 - the smartwatch would be banned from all the same type of areas that cell phones are banned from.  Basically he could wear it while working out but remember watch types must also follow certain uniform regs.  Probably not a good idea to have one unless he for sure only wears it when off duty (and don't ever forget and wear it in sensitive areas!).

Comment by WaterLily on December 12, 2019 at 1:11pm

law1999, I can speak to your question from my perspective.  My sailor is in a long A school in Pensacola where he is not allowed to have a phone with him at all while in classes (which last pretty much all day), so he would get in deep trouble if he was caught wearing a smart watch.  But I don't know if that's a universal Navy "no-no" or not.

Comment by law1999 on December 12, 2019 at 11:58am

I know the SR will get their phone back.  I thought I read somewhere that they cannot have an apple watch while in the Navy.  Is this correct? does anyone know?

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 12, 2019 at 11:53am

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 10, 2019 at 12:58pm

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 9, 2019 at 12:32pm

law1999 - it's been a long time since my son was in boot camp (2012) so I don't remember the actual way processing days work.  If someone doesn't answer in this group be sure to ask in the boot camp group - they should definitely have the answer for you there!

And good Monday morning all!


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