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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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.


Chris from Missouri

Missouri Family and Friends


Missouri Family and Friends

A group for Navy Family and Friends from the state of Missouri with DEP or Active children

Members: 361
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2016

Discussion Forum

Meet and Greet plus Packing Party

Started by carols_kitchen Aug 7, 2013. 0 Replies

St. Louis Cardinals game August 15, 2013, (Swearing in of Cardinal Company)

Started by PROUDMAMMAOF2SAILORSSHIP11DIV383. Last reply by carols_kitchen May 30, 2013. 1 Reply

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Comment by Candace on May 28, 2016 at 12:41am
I have a son on the Nimitz. Moving from Oklahoma BACK home to KC MO. I'm in a face book group for bevy mom's in Oklahoma but want to also join navy mom's in Missouri. Can someone direct me please
Comment by momofnm on November 25, 2015 at 4:34pm

Hello dawneee5.  My son also has PIR of 1/8/16.  We are from the St. Louis area.

Comment by dawneee5 on November 25, 2015 at 4:13pm

Hello ladies. I just joined N4M yesterday and found you today! Not sure where everyone is located but I would love to get to know others in my area going through the same thing I am. My son left for RTC on the 15th of this month. PIR is 1/8/16. Anyone else have loved ones near this time frame?

Comment by MaggieMay on November 22, 2015 at 9:04am
So happy to hear from you ladies!

Carol - enjoy that Florida sunshine and warm weather! It's turned cold here...snowing yesterday...miss it don't ya?!! LOL I'm sure not!

Sandy - best of luck to both your kids. You've got a lot to be proud of...sounds like both of them are on a great path in life. A huge thank you to your son for his service to our country and again I wish him & his wife much success in the civilian world. Wow it doesn't seem like our kids have been in 4 years already. I'm so glad I got to meet you and hope our paths cross again some day.

My son decided he wasn't ready to get out of the Navy and re-up'd for another 4. But these next 4 he'll be stateside...yay for me! His ship left Japan in the spring and is slowly making it's way to it's new home port in Virginia. The hubby & I are going to the Homecoming and I can't tell you how excited I am...I think I'm more excited for this than PIR! I finally get to see the ship he's called home for the past 3 years plus it gets better...he's coming home for the holidays!!! This will be his first Christmas home since joining the Navy. Yep life is good!

Take care everyone and have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment by SandySea on November 21, 2015 at 12:18pm

Hello there Missouri Moms---especially the Carols!  How are you, your sailors, and your families? My sailor is finishing up his 4 years and will be moving to Indiana with his lovely wife.  Serving in aviation on a huge plane, he has never been on a ship even once!  He has been deployed for several months each to 3 different continents and been on training assignments for several weeks in two places in the States.  It has been the experience of a lifetime for sure, but he is ready to return to the midwest and pursue his education.  We got to visit him and his wife in the PNW last November and that was an absolutely beautiful trip even in November.  My daughter was acceepted into the nursing school at MSU.  She loves the clinicals but the classwork is very challenging and stressful.  One and a half years to go. How are you all doing????

Comment by carols_kitchen on November 20, 2015 at 3:06pm

Hi there. Sorry but the laptop was refusing to open N4M due to a virus. All cleaned up--but had to wait a while till our sailor was available to fix me up. However, we are doing the snow bird scene in FL right now. House still for sale in IL.

Comment by MaggieMay on November 20, 2015 at 12:26pm

Hey we're practically neighbors!  We'll have to get together for lunch one of these days.  Enjoy the concert!

Have a Blessed Day!

Comment by momofnm on November 20, 2015 at 11:31am
We are actually in very close to Farmington. I actually will be in Farmington tomorrow for Casting Crowns concert.
Comment by MaggieMay on November 20, 2015 at 10:18am

momofnm - Welcome!  Unfortunately this group has become almost extinct but I keep hoping that someday we'll have moms that like to chit chat and get this group going again. Did anyone out there hear that?!!!  LOL  Thank your son for joining the Navy and I wish him all the best in bootcamp.  My son was in bc during Thanksgiving and Christmas too but that was 4 years ago wow time flies!  If you got any questions, need to vent, or want to share your pride please please stay in touch.  I'm down the road from you in Farmington.  Again, welcome!

Comment by momofnm on November 19, 2015 at 11:38pm
Not a very active group here, but looking other Missouri moms. My son left for bootcamp 11/10 and PIR is 1/8/2016. I know he left St Louis with several other guys and girls. Not sure if those mom's are on here.

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