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!!!!!

Members: 318
Latest Activity: 10 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 B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 23, 2020 at 3:50pm

The best thing is to hear that your son is in good spirits!  Maybe it is a relief to him and now he can move on to something that he will be better fitted for.  Keep us posted!

Comment by WaterLily on January 23, 2020 at 3:45pm

SubMom & B'sNukeMoM, thank you for your positivity!  That's exactly what I need right now.  My husband just said he talked to our sailor and that he seemed to be in very good spirits today so that makes me happy.  I am an optimist and I know all will work out. The support from you ladies is priceless to me! NMH

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 23, 2020 at 1:47pm

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And glad to see you all are warming up a bit!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 23, 2020 at 1:47pm

WaterLily - I agree with SubMom - they will get him re-rated and everything will work out!  Don't think of it as failing - it's just a different path.  He's got this!

Comment by SubMom on January 23, 2020 at 1:14pm

WaterLily - they will get him into the correct rate and he will soar! Fingers crossed for him. I hope he can stay in Pensacola. NMH!!

Comment by WaterLily on January 23, 2020 at 11:58am

Well MI Moms, it's been a rough week for our family.  Our sailor is being removed from his school in Pensacola (JCAC at Corry) and entered hold today until he is re-rated.  He was told to put together his top 10 list of rates he'd like to switch to, so it sounds like they're willing to give him some options pending what spots are available now.  He wants to stay at Corry and switch to a different CT rate but heard that one is overmanned right now.  And the waiting begins again.

He's been in school there since September.  He's fought his way through tough classes but the last couple modules just kicked his butt and we could tell the stress was getting to him.  So we'll see how things go now.  Other Navy moms have said that this journey is rarely predictable.  That's definitely true for my sailor.  I just feel bad for him.  He's a smart kid and it's hard to see him fail academically.  

Good news: it's almost Friday.  And it's warming up again in the mitten state.  Yay.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 22, 2020 at 12:31pm

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 20, 2020 at 2:42pm

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 16, 2020 at 1:49pm

Yay law1999 - best phone call ever!!!

Comment by law1999 on January 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

Just got the call. I have a United States sailor.


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