This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

FIRST TIME HERE?

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Angela (Kristen's Mom)'s Discussions (40)

Discussions Replied To (31) Replies Latest Activity

"Pat, has the link to the mailing address for October adoption moved? I haven't logge…"

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Oct 29 to October, 2019 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq

5 Oct 29
Reply by Pat L. in IL

"I'm making blank cards for them for birthdays and Valentine's Day . . ."

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Dec 1, 2017 to December 2017 Adoption - USS Monterey

12 Dec 17, 2017
Reply by Pat L. in IL

"Sending a box of handmade cards to each group."

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Oct 25, 2017 to October, 2017 Adoption - 2 Groups Deployed in Africa

24 Nov 14, 2017
Reply by LauraJ

"I mailed 123 (most handmade) cards to this group."

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Jul 20, 2017 to IMMEDIATE ADOPTION for the USS Fitzgerald!

6 Jul 20, 2017
Reply by Pat L. in IL

"Pat, I still do not see the address where it has always been. I've been checking for…"

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Nov 15, 2016 to November, 2016 - Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells.......Love is on the way!

36 Dec 2, 2016
Reply by Rivermom

"Pat, I'm working on Christmas cards for both of these group. I had Thanksgiving card…"

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Nov 1, 2016 to November, 2016 - Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells.......Love is on the way!

36 Dec 2, 2016
Reply by Rivermom

"I just finished writing encouraging words in the 180 cards I made last week for this…"

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Jul 22, 2016 to July, 2016 - United States Coast Guard

31 Jul 27, 2016
Reply by Pat L. in IL

"Pat, I use the main post office here so I feel good about them making sure I use the…"

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Jun 22, 2016 to June, 2016 - We're Going To Romania!

26 Jun 25, 2016
Reply by Pat L. in IL

"Thanks for the info.  I should not have been so quick to throw out all my blank form…"

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Jun 22, 2016 to June, 2016 - We're Going To Romania!

26 Jun 25, 2016
Reply by Pat L. in IL

"Pat,  I hope the box of hand-made cards, small flags, notebooks, Nutty Bars, & c…"

Angela (Kristen's Mom) replied Jun 21, 2016 to June, 2016 - We're Going To Romania!

26 Jun 25, 2016
Reply by Pat L. in IL

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