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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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: 6 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

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Ride home from Great Lakes on December 19-20, '14?

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Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on March 30, 2009 at 12:40pm
Chris, go to then once in the web site there is a tab for locate a chapter, type in you zip code and they can give you the closest chapter. It also is a great site for info on the organization.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on March 30, 2009 at 11:20am
It is so good to hear of so many of us planning on getting together. It is really good to get good news like that. I will keep all of our sailors in my orayer and hope to see you all soon. Also, the Blue Star Mothers, Chapter 180 is meeting next Tuesday April 7th at the American Legion Post 382, 1300 Clinton Street, St. Clair, MI at 6:30pm. It is a great group of mothers from all branches of the services and they do alot of good things for all troops. so anyone that that is in the area come on over ont he 7th,
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on March 28, 2009 at 9:17pm
charlie, that is such a neat program to support. I didn't know anything about it, but will check it out when I get off this website. I have some old cell phones that I would like to donate. I also have a SIL in Afghanistan right now and he only calls my daugher once a week because the phone is 2 miles down the road from his base & the connection is only for 15 minutes at a time.

Lisa, my heart is breaking for you. I can totally feel your pain and understand how much you miss your son. You are in my prayers that all this will be straightened out so that they both can make it home soon. Also, thank God that your boss is so understanding. Just remember, God has is reasons and timing & it isn't always for us to understand. He is in complete control of the situation. Best wishes & God Bless everybody.
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on March 28, 2009 at 5:20pm
Deb, that is so awesome. It's it comforting to know that some many people care about our troops. All we hear on the news is ususally the negative, but we can say first hand how awesome people can be. I love that your students can have a first hand connection through you to your son and our troops. Keep up the good work. I know that the troops really do appreciate all we do when we send them care packages. My SIL is station in Afghanistan right now with the AF and I have sent 2 pkgs myself. That's not counting what my daughter (his wife), SIL's mother & my mother have sent. It is so much appreciated! Thank you for your work & their caring for them.
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on March 28, 2009 at 2:02pm
Also DJ, when you click on the RSVP you have to go up to click on 'Will Attend', 'Might Attend' or 'Will not Attend' to be able to leave a comment. Hope that helps you. Cheryl
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on March 28, 2009 at 2:00pm
Hi DJ,
Look over on the right hand side of the screen at the Events calendar. You have to click on the next month until you get to June. Click on June 27 and the Michigan Moms Meet is on that. Hope to see you there.
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on March 27, 2009 at 8:59pm
You ladies are making me cry with your comments of the phone calls from your son's. I totally understand what it is like to wait for that phone call because you don't know when you will be able to talk to them again. Deb, I had the same situation when my son was in BC about not wanting to miss the call while at work. I work in a preschool/daycare and we could get fired if we are using our cell at work. My co-workers & the Director were very understanding when I got a call from Allen. They allowed me to bend the rules and take whatever call I got from him. Chris~Tony it is awesome that your son could call from Iraq on his birthday. You are both in my prayers as is everybody on this website & the sailors.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on March 26, 2009 at 5:12pm
Nancy, Go to the group "sub moms" there are some awesome picturs of the Hartford. If you go into the discussion titled photographs there are also some very awesome pictures of the USS Annapolis sub at the artic circle. One of the dads is a former suber and he has a wealth of information on the operations of the subs and all. It is very comforting. Robert is still in sub school down at Kings Bay but I worry still I know it is what he wants to do, that and walk on Mars if he can get into NASA so I think subs are better.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on March 24, 2009 at 10:40am
I miss shopping at Briarwood mall!!! Old enough to remember...opening day!
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on March 21, 2009 at 2:06pm
Hi Sheila, Great to have you in the group. We are having a get together on June 27th in frankenmuth for all of the Michigan mom ( and dads and all who can come). go to the events page and opull up June. Maybe by then it will not be snowing. What does your son do in the Navy? Is he deployed at the moment? My son Rob is in sub school down in Kings Bay, GA. he will be a missel tech when he is done with this class. then he will be on a boomer. Very proud of him but miss him very much. well hope to see you in June and again welcome to the group.

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