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: 319
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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 B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 12, 2020 at 11:38am

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Comment by SubMom on August 8, 2020 at 6:32am

Shannon - I totally get it. My husband just asked me last night if our son ever replies to me. My response- seldom. This is totally opposite of how it was before the Navy. Our kids are having to grow up quicker than most and it can be tough. On a positive note the lack of communication does help to prepare them and us for deployment. Have a good weekend!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 7, 2020 at 11:50am

I think it's wonderful if you all can somehow get together.  I've been very fortunate over the years to have met up with many wonderful navy moms - and some I've even visited with multiple times - in multiple states!  Nothing better than a Navy Mom get together.  I hope you can make it work!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 7, 2020 at 11:48am

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Comment by Shanny on August 6, 2020 at 8:54pm
SubMom: I think the worst is that I am used to getting a text or snapchat back within no longer than an hour. Even when he was mad at me and not "speaking" to me, if I texted him he answered. So not hearing from him for a week is so strange to me... I think it would be fun to get together with others who understand what we are living.
Comment by SubMom on August 6, 2020 at 8:37pm

Shannon - I’m from Pensacola (I think I told WaterLily). It’s been awhile since I’ve been home but I always go to the base and visit the air museum and the beach (obviously). I’ve lived in Michigan 28 years and this is home but Pensacola will always have a place in my heart. I hope things get easier for you as your son moves through the pipeline. Mine will go weeks without acknowledging texts or calls. It does help for when he’s deployed and we have NO contact (he’s sub). Maybe when things get back to normal we can have a get together With all the Navy moms in Southwest Michigan. 

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 5, 2020 at 11:15am

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Comment by WaterLily on August 4, 2020 at 11:05am

Shannon, oh I do remember how internally frustrated I felt when people would ask me how I was doing and how my recruit was doing.  I knew they were just trying to helpful but it was painful.  I wanted to say, "How the heck should I know how my son is doing?!  He's not allowed to talk to us for awhile!"  And then the parents of his classmates going off to college would try to say how they knew exactly how I felt.  Ha!  Not even close.  They just didn't get it.  But I would always remind myself that my recruit was tough enough to go through the trials and tests of boot camp, so I could easily endure that time of no-contact separation as well.  I did lots of gardening (digging in the dirt makes me happy) and cooking (food makes me happy LOL) and each day did seem to get better.  It doesn't get easier.  But we get stronger.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 4, 2020 at 10:43am

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!


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