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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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: Oct 14

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

HAVE FUN !!!!!!

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 Melissa Greenfield on July 7, 2008 at 12:19pm
Sherry*Greg's Mom* Glad you had a nice visit and I know how hard it is we have seen James 9 days in the last 1 1/2 years. He is coming home in Oct. and should have close to 30 days including travel time because he is being stationed from overseas to overseas. In case you havent heard I also have a plan to see my son when he gets to Sicily... I'm selling an arm and a leg for the plane ticket.. Ebay was suggested to me. LOL
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 7, 2008 at 12:18pm
Sherry, I don't think it matters how old they will always be hard to say goodbye. At least you can take great comfort in the fact that he was happy with his decision to join the Navy and knowing he is doing what he wants - is a a great thing to wish for our kids.
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on July 5, 2008 at 12:47pm
If any of you find your way near the Indiana border( I live in the lower southwest side of Michigan) let me know.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 2, 2008 at 11:50am
Ohhhh, whats a "Yooper" - is that a UP person?
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 30, 2008 at 9:27pm
Hey Michigan Moms, I will be in the Metro Detroit area in September and wondering if you would like to plan a gathering to meet and discuss our...favorite subjects!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 30, 2008 at 3:38pm
Our son wanted sweet tarts! He said they just get no sugar in boot camp! He liked the food there well enough but just wanted something sweet!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 30, 2008 at 2:08pm
Congrats Susan to your new Sailor!! The memories of PIR will stay with you forever :-)

Teri - Henry will do fine on those battle stations - you will be celebrating his PIR soon!
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on June 28, 2008 at 1:19pm

To our new sailors !!!!!!!!!
Oh and moms it does get a little easier after BC, because you know they are well trained!!!!! :)
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on June 28, 2008 at 1:12pm
Welcome to the group Cyndy DEP for a year... My son joined 2 days after his 21st birthday and left for BC about three weeks later:) He's an MA, has been in Bahrain 9 months we have seen him 9 days in the last year and 3 months. He will be coming home around Sept/Oct and then is being sent to Sigonella, Sicily for 2 years.
Comment by Melissa Greenfield on June 27, 2008 at 6:11am
Welcome to the group Lynn!!! Sherry cant wait to see the pic's. Enjoy your visit, where is Greg going next?

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