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.



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"Katem & Helenp have both given you great advice.  DS had prk & we've never b…"

J/J Mom replied Mar 31, 2016 to PRK for Aviation

8 Aug 18, 2017
Reply by 2017Commission

"Sorry to hear your daughter did not get a scholarship.   Our daughter started as a c…"

J/J Mom replied Mar 3, 2015 to College option midshipmen?

6 Apr 8, 2015
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"haha, Jake's Mom, i can't take credit for that idea, HE asked for it!!   We also got…"

J/J Mom replied Feb 17, 2015 to Need Help - Commissioning - Is there a special gift that's appropriate?

8 Feb 17, 2015
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"Only have a minute to comment right now, will check back when i have more time to se…"

J/J Mom replied Feb 16, 2015 to Need Help - Commissioning - Is there a special gift that's appropriate?

8 Feb 17, 2015
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"I can't give you much insight, but i do know not all seniors find out their placemen…"

J/J Mom replied Oct 1, 2014 to Placements announced

4 Oct 6, 2014
Reply by June4th

"I know completely what Alaskan Mom is saying here ... let them figure it out, this i…"

J/J Mom replied Jun 16, 2014 to Cortramid East 2014

8 Jun 16, 2014
Reply by J/J Mom

"Son passed flight physical on Wednesday. yay!!  He wasn't told to gather any past he…"

J/J Mom replied Feb 28, 2014 to Flight question

13 May 30, 2014
Reply by SmIlNgNaVyMoM

"really?  Our son has never been told to gather all his medical records.  This has me…"

J/J Mom replied Feb 18, 2014 to Flight question

13 May 30, 2014
Reply by SmIlNgNaVyMoM

"Every school is different, as you can see.  At MU the NROTC Commissioning is a Sat m…"

J/J Mom replied Jan 17, 2014 to Commissioning Process

7 Feb 18, 2014
Reply by UNM Sean's mom

"ChiMom -- your most welcome!!  We're all in this together.  Sounds like we'll be in…"

J/J Mom replied Oct 30, 2013 to Summer Shadowing?

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