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.

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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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.







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Comment by JJ on April 23, 2019 at 12:30pm

Not everybody is on FaceBook, so I hope messages get sent over to them. But if they don't that's OK too.

I am hoping that we have a good turn out for Everybody's Birthday on Saturday!

Comment by JJ on December 8, 2018 at 1:42pm

For those that are still on here will get the message and that's all I can hope for.  Merry Christmas too all.

Comment by SaltyMama on December 8, 2018 at 9:31am

Hi JJ, I am not sure if anyone is on here anymore! I think a lot moved to the Facebook group. Glad your son got home to visit with Baby Kate! Awesome. 

Comment by JJ on December 4, 2018 at 1:46am anybody out there?  I hope that all had an awesome Thanksgiving.  We celebrated on the Friday after due to my son coming home and brought Baby Kate with him!!  Now we are heading towards Christmas.  WOW how time flies!

Comment by carol on May 7, 2018 at 5:33pm

Thanks for jumping gingerly!!  Take care!!  I hope you heal quickly!!

Comment by JJ on May 7, 2018 at 4:04pm

I am "gingerly" jumping up and down with happiness! Still recovering from my cracked knee cap and fat lip due to a fall just after my birthday! I couldn't be happier for all the families of the returning sailors. 

Comment by carol on May 7, 2018 at 2:25pm
The USS Roosevelt is now manning the rails and heading into San Diego!!! Their deployment is over!!
Comment by JJ on May 1, 2018 at 12:50pm

Happy May Day to all the Navy Moms!  Have a great day!

Comment by MN Mom of MM on April 22, 2018 at 12:10am

Oh you ladies look fantastic.  The craft show was good and along with sales I made some new contacts for possible shows in the fall.  But I miss that Navy Mom connection.   I look forward to the next time I can lunch with you.   

Comment by SaltyMama on April 21, 2018 at 9:44pm

Hi ladies, we had a great time today at the annual Navy Mom birthday party. Hope more of you can join us next year. It's always the third Saturday of April. Stay tuned for future get-togethers. We will try and coordinate this one with the Facebook group. Pictured from left to right sitting: Margo (SaltyMama), and JJ. Standing L to right, Carol and Amanda. 


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