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 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. 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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A place for past, present and future mom's of NROTC students to exchange information and support. Family, friends, and others can gather general information about Navy ROTC and officer programs. Everyone is welcome !!

Members: 156
Latest Activity: Aug 11, 2019

Discussion Forum

How to pick NROTC units for scholarship app?

Started by rudyinok. Last reply by Suzie Nov 20, 2018. 31 Replies

Hello :)  I am very new to this forum, but my son has been wanting to be a Navy officer for several years now.  He is now a junior at a special math and science high school.  He will graduate from this high school in May 2014.  so, this coming…Continue

PRK for Aviation

Started by willysmom. Last reply by 2017Commission Aug 18, 2017. 8 Replies

Hi my son is a sophomore at USC and is planning on applying for flight school (I'm sure that is not the correct term for it) but he will need prk or lasik. He has been told that either is fine and that we just find a doctor to do it and get it…Continue

Looking to join navy, need help

Started by Hopefulnavyrecruit. Last reply by 2017Commission Aug 18, 2017. 1 Reply

Hello everybody. Thanks for reading this, I'll try to keep it short.I am 17 years old, and I did not receive a normal, steady, education because of moving around so much all the time as a kid. I finally learned fractions last year, and am now on…Continue

Son not selected for NROTC scholarship

Started by luckymomx4. Last reply by Suzie Aug 2, 2017. 13 Replies

Our youngest son, Mark wasn't selected to receive the Navy ROTC Scholarship. He applied to 5 colleges and so far has received letters of acceptance to 3 so far. No clue as to why. We really thought he was going to get it. He applied in August 2015…Continue

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Comment by Glenni on May 5, 2018 at 12:09am

My son just finished his first year! He’s looking forward to CORTRAMID. Will we be able to have any contact with him while he’s there?

Comment by Glenni on February 3, 2018 at 8:50pm

Does anybody else here have a midshipman going to Tulane this week for the drill meet?

Comment by Glenni on November 1, 2017 at 12:45am
Lasersailor, that was a great link! Thanks so much!
Comment by lasersailor on October 25, 2017 at 9:51pm

Checkout this link

Navy Ball is a formal affair and normally for only military and their dates/spouses. There usually is a lot of tradition and the event follows a set schedule of events.  It is an honor for non-military to be invited. 

Comment by Suzie on October 25, 2017 at 4:00pm

Also - parents of seniors were invited to attend, that's why we went :-)

Comment by Suzie on October 25, 2017 at 3:58pm

Glenni, we were at Penn State. I'm sure each University ROTC does it a little differently ... the best thing your DS can do is ask of his peers who have done this before. I don't recall my son buying flowers, but I do know the young lady he took wore a formal gown and the guys were in dress blues.

Comment by Glenni on October 25, 2017 at 2:02pm

Wow, Suzie,  I had no idea parents could go....I somehow don't think that would work in our situation. Are you or your husband military?  So I do have a question...should he get his date a wrist it formal like a prom?

Comment by Suzie on October 24, 2017 at 6:16pm

Glenni - we went to our DS's Ball - It was fun!  Very dressy (formal) and they introduced Midshipman & Date as they came in.

Comment by Glenni on October 24, 2017 at 5:54pm

First Navy Ball coming up in a couple of weeks....anything in particular we should know?

Comment by Glenni on September 23, 2017 at 11:59pm
Janice, is he planning on becoming a Nuke?

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