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!!!!!

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Latest Activity: on Friday

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 Paulette,Rob's Mom on September 2, 2009 at 12:56pm
Ruth you said it very well, and yes we all worry, but with God's help and guidance we will all get through it. Actually it helps me to look at it as with all the violence on the streets and at some of the universities, I think they maybe in better hands in the Navy, just look at the crime rate in the detroit area.
ON A BRIGHTER NOTE> GOOD NEWS TO SHARE:;::: Robert got engaged last week. I think they are too young, but so did my folks when I got married and they are not setting a daste till late next year or early 2011. She is a very nice nice girl and we love love her. They have been friends since middle school and it just grew. so now I will have another daughter. so exciting.
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on August 31, 2009 at 9:44am
Dawn thank you for the info. I read the article too and am heartbroken for this family. I too am sending out a card to the family. They are all in my thoughts and prayers. Really makes you realize just how precious our time with our children is.
Comment by MarianneKT's Mom on August 21, 2009 at 4:16pm
Anyone know a Mom of a SeaBee from the Ann Arbor area? I have seen a car at the Pregnancy Counseling Center, but never seen anyone to talk to. Think she may be a volunteer at the center.
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 21, 2009 at 10:52am
Chris, How awesome, tell Sam WELL DONE. We are so proud of him and all the soldiers.
Kathy, No the Blue Angels wont be ther this year, The Thunderbirds will be. Which are really good too. Not the Navy of
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on August 19, 2009 at 6:28pm
Chris, that is so AWESOME!!! Tell Sam we are so PROUD of him and his soldiers!!! Hugs to you and all of them!
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 18, 2009 at 3:43pm
THE AIR SHOW IS THIS WEEKEND: Selfridge Air National Guard Base is having the air show this weekend Aug 22nd and 23rd. The Blue Star Mothers are having a booth so if you aare at the show stop in out of the sun. The kids can make a post card to send to the troops. It will be lots of fun. The Navy is having a display also. So be sure to waare your Navy Mom stuff. I'll be at the booth on Sunday so hope to see as many of you moms there.......Paulette
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on August 17, 2009 at 5:51pm
AMEN to that Sister!!!! Very well said!!! Proud to be an American & no one needs to apologize for me. Thank you!
Comment by Paulette,Rob's Mom on August 16, 2009 at 11:06am
Comment by CathieRenee on August 13, 2009 at 10:36pm
Band camp, wrestling camp, diving camp. What fun times and great memories!
I moved my daughter to her apartment at college this week, the house is so quiet now. I am still waiting to hear if my son will be able to come home this summer.
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on August 11, 2009 at 9:11pm
Ruth VH, I will have to check out the program you commented about. Sounds very interesting. Thanks for the info. Thank you for the Congrats. Allen tried to get into the K-9 unit in A school, but there are only so many spots and lots of people trying to get in. He was very fortunate to get into the K-9 unit without being a Handler when he got to Oceana. Your son should try never know there could be a spot for him. Especially if he has had some Vet training.

Kathy B, sorry to hear that you aren't going to be able to help your daughter move. It's good though that her dad is able to be there. I can believe that she is looking forward to Thanksgiving at her house. It will be here before we all know it. Congrats to her finding a new house.

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