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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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: 22 hours ago

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 Shanny on September 18, 2020 at 3:22pm

C’sMom:  I am on St Joseph County so south of Kalamazoo. Takes me about 25 minutes to get to the Indiana State Line. And about 30 minutes to Kalamazoo

Comment by C'sMom on September 18, 2020 at 3:14pm

Shanny: I've heard of Mendan.  Is it over on the east side?  Or up north?  I laugh because I guess "up north" is a matter of perspective.  My husband and I both grew up around Hillsdale.  There, the Grand Rapids area was even "up north."  Now that we have lived north of GR for 32 years, "up north" is at least Cadillac and farther 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 18, 2020 at 10:28am

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Comment by Shanny on September 17, 2020 at 7:25pm

No one is ever close to me in the middle of no where lol

Comment by C'sMom on September 17, 2020 at 6:40pm

WaterLily:  we live fairly close to each other.  We live in the Sparta/Kent City area.  

Comment by WaterLily on September 17, 2020 at 3:16pm

Did I see that we have some new members in our Michigan moms group?!  Welcome!  

B'sNukeMoM, best wishes to your kids on the new home purchase - I hope it goes smoothly for them.  Such an exciting time for the newlyweds!  

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 17, 2020 at 11:14am

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Comment by C'sMom on September 16, 2020 at 8:17pm

B'sNukeMoM:  Thank you!  I see some familiar names on here!  Lol

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 16, 2020 at 7:33pm

Welcome to the group C'sMom2020!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 15, 2020 at 5:36pm

Shanny - thank you!  This is very exciting for them.  And with it being a new build the process should be easier through the VA, at least that's what we hope lol!


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