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

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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. 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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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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Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

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OPSEC & Internet Safety (Think Before You Post!)

Discussion Forum

PIR DATE: December 13, 2019

Started by Donita. Last reply by Donita Nov 5, 2019. 5 Replies

Anyone else’s recruit have a PIR date ofDecember 13, 2019?Continue

Arrived at boot camp October 2nd

Started by Donita. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Nov 5, 2019. 26 Replies

Hey everyone- my daughter left for boot camp October 2nd. I missed a call from her last Friday telling me that her graduation is December 13th. I feel like the worst mom in the world for missing her call. Really didn’t expect her to call so soon but…Continue

Soon to arrive @ A school

Started by Bigfamilysimplejoy. Last reply by Deanna Sep 12, 2019. 4 Replies

So, I have a question that hopefully one of you could help with. My daughter graduated last friday(9/6), and she has to wait till the end of this week before she leaves Great Lakes for Virginia to go to her A school. I know I can send her phone to…Continue

BC August 21

Started by navymom_2011. Last reply by Bigfamilysimplejoy Sep 9, 2019. 3 Replies

Hello everyone, anyone else has a daughter that left on the 21st? My daughter was supposed to leave on the 20th but they overbooked and she flew out the next day. I received my call Wednesday night and boy oh boy was it though. Now I I’m waiting for…Continue

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Comment by Oleander on January 29, 2020 at 12:51am

End of March, early April sounds good bbcregular!

Comment by bbcregular on January 28, 2020 at 5:44pm

Orleander, I do have my locations mixed up. Thought one of our Navy Moms lived near Phoenix. Yes, I will be in Vegas the last week in March and first week in April. We will have our Sailor with us also!! Will make contact with you then. 

Anna, maybe our traveling will cross paths soon. I have been enjoying Arizona a lot. Got 3 more weeks here before we head to Palm Springs. 

Comment by Oleander on January 28, 2020 at 2:37am

Hi Anna - me too! Can't wait to see you and catch up!

Comment by Anna on January 27, 2020 at 9:09pm

Oleander,

We are still planning to come see you in early May, wish it could be when you are there bbcregular!!!  

Comment by Oleander on January 27, 2020 at 9:55am

Good morning navy moms! I hope everyone is well and that all of our sailors are safe.

bbcregular - I'm in Las Vegas, which is about 5 hours from Phoenix. Do I remember you saying you're coming this way? I've had the pleasure of meeting a few of these incredible moms and there's something about the face to face and an in person navy mom hug that strengthens our mom-bonds. So yes please - I'd love to meet you!

Comment by bbcregular on January 27, 2020 at 1:21am

Hi everyone, just checking in. Leaving Quartzsite, AZ for Canyon Vistas, AZ tomorrow. Oleander, I think that is within driving distance to you. We will be there for 3 weeks so maybe we can meet up. 

Quartzsite has been great. A small town with less than 4000 people explodes in Jan to more than 2.5 million rock and RV enthusiasts. Looking forward to our next stop to hike Superstition Mountain and visit the other interesting attractions. 

Daughter has a car that connects to her phone so everyday after work she gives us a call during her drive home. It is only for about 10 to 20 minutes but we are able to stay up to date. To all you moms still going through boot camp, it does get better. My girl has been in for over 4 years now. The time flies. Seems like it was only a few months ago when I was the one needing all of you to vent my frustrations. Thanks to all for being there. 

Praying that you all hear from your sailors this week. 

Comment by Anna on January 26, 2020 at 10:12pm

sdred,

So sorry you had to do all this back and forth but sometimes that's just how things go!!!  I'm glad you got it all accomplished!!!  Welcome to the roller coaster!!!  Let us know when you get to hear from her!!!

Comment by Oleander on January 26, 2020 at 9:40am

good morning sdred ........and the roller coaster begins! Good job getting it done navy mom! I've gotten into the habit of making copies of everything and filing them here at home. I'm not sure it's totally necessary but it's saved me a lot of stress a couple of times. Now that you've got her ship & div # you can start sending letters. They love hearing from home! I used to write my girl every morning while I had my coffee, it made me feel like we were spending time together. It's a good idea to number or date them, maybe on the back of the envelope so she'll know which order to read them in.  Let us know when you get the 1st letter!!!

Comment by sdred on January 26, 2020 at 8:37am

Following up on my freak out on Thursday.  Thanks all for supporting comments.  I did get a copy of the divorce papers overnighted, but that was AFTER the recruiter called me back to clarify what was happening.  The recruiter needed to "site" the papers.  Put eyes on it, stamp it, sign and scan into her records.  Of course, this was AFTER I had already went to the post office!  Back to the post office, got the letter, drive to the recruiter, he stamped, signed, scanned to her records.  Back to the post office to overnight again.  Thank goodness I was close to all HOME, WORK, POST OFFICE and RECRUITER.  Took 3.5 hours.  But done.  I didn't want this recruiter error to mess up my babygirl!  I did get her Ship and Division # early.  Looking for her letter soon.  

Comment by LeAnn ⚖ on January 23, 2020 at 3:50pm

sdred:

You took the correct action. My guess, there was something missing in the packet the Navy received and wants another copy of the Divorce Decree and your daughter may need to fill out paperwork ... again (sound familiar to many of you!!). Both of my Navy kids request info from me that the Navy has and sometimes it has been provided multiple times - like my daughter's diploma from medical school that I've sent 3 times at varying intervals!! Swear the Navy just tells my kids "ask your mom for ...."!

LeAnn
(Attorney at Law)

 

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