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




Sub Moms

Welcome to the deep, silent world of submarines!  If you're new to this world, start by reading the "Pages" of info found in the right-hand column, below the strip of member avatars.

We welcome your questions.  But, while you're here, maintain silence... don't slam doors or the lid on the toilet!


Group Administrator: Kaye S. Kaye S.

Members: 1284
Latest Activity: May 22




in the right-hand column, under the avatars ----->


These articles are the "reference library" for moms, ready to answer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 24x7 (twenty-four hours, seven days a week).  You may not have to post a question after all!  Thanks, Kaye S.






Need an Ombudsman?  OMBUDSMAN REGISTRY

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Comment by lauren on December 14, 2008 at 4:50am
LOL Kaye, Tanya the sub is to cute. and Wendy If my son was not coming home for a few days I'd meet you up in Milwaukee for a girls night out, you must have done a wonderful job with your children to have raised them so that they can forgive and now have a relationship with their dad kudos to you
Comment by Kaye S. on December 14, 2008 at 4:28am
Oh, Ken'sMom, what a happy event! Whenever people get to watch an accepted proposal, they always cheer.

Tanya, that sub is just too cute. I'm gonna remember it when I've got grandbabies (several years from now, I hope).

And Kathy, warn your son... remember that Wendy's a "Tiger" who's looking for a young sailor! ;-)
Comment by NevadaSierra on December 13, 2008 at 10:31am
Thank you all SO MUCH! We do not live close to a NEX - and this is wonderful. Adam called while I was at work yesterday - looks like he maybe going to Japan? Since I didn't get to talk with him - all those 'Mom" questions didn't get asked (again) - so I know nothing - any help?
You are all wonderful. For those of you who are having your sailor's home for Christmas enjoy your blessing!
Comment by Kaye S. on December 12, 2008 at 3:14pm
My favorite site for Navy "swag" (promotional stuff) is
Another source for FREE stickers, etc. is your local Navy recruiter! My car has a beautiful round, embossed with foil, Seal of the Navy sticker.
Comment by NevadaSierra on December 12, 2008 at 10:10am
Hi Eveyrbody: This is probably a very silly question - but I'll ask! I want a sticker for my car - with the sub or silent service on it to show how proud I am of our sailor. We live in a small town - and well you know! I will admit that I've not spent a lot of time looking I get frustraited too easily - any suggestions? Thank you this is a great blessing for me. I'm sorry I waited so vey long.
Comment by lauren on December 11, 2008 at 10:42pm
Mine is on the USS Tucson in Pearl.. I think mine wants to stay there .also loven it
Comment by Kaye S. on December 9, 2008 at 9:56pm
Regarding Kathy's remarks about Ombudmen:
Our FRG and Ombudsman are also very active and informative. The Omb. puts out a monthly newsletter which has an article from the captain (it's always very informative). The FRG had a dinner with silent auction to raise funds for a Halloween party for the sailors' children. They wanted services donated from crew members (the captain donated a car wash which sold for $40!) I donated being "Aunt-for-a-Year." I'm sending cards and little treats to a sailor in Iraq for a year, plus his picture is on our mantle next to Son's (just like a real aunt would do). Another way moms participated is the FRG had the idea to make holiday placemats for each crewmember, as a surprise. They were pleased at how many moms sent in mats for their sons. The FRG laminated them before getting them to the galley.
Comment by Kaye S. on December 9, 2008 at 9:13pm
Speaking of Karen Gallagher, did anyone see the inside cover of "Woman's Day" magazine this month? Big 'ol two-page ad for N4M!!! (with Ms.G herself and the famous photo of her two sailors).
Comment by lauren on December 9, 2008 at 8:35pm
my son is on a fast attack
Comment by lauren on December 9, 2008 at 4:16pm
hi evr1 for my sons halfway we got to make them boxes of goodie we got an email telling us that we had so much time to get a ladies shoe box of stuff sent to the ship and then they suprised our guys with our was big fun i ran around getting little things from everyone close to my son..........they had a good time ......they had a great chief, i think that makes a big difference

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