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. 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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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: 1271
Latest Activity: Sep 12




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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

Discussion Forum

Dealing with emergencies

Started by WearsLargeHats. Last reply by Madre May 28, 2018. 4 Replies

Bangor, Washington

Started by Shea. Last reply by Shea May 24, 2018. 2 Replies

Submarine Decommissioning

Started by WearsLargeHats. Last reply by elizabeth77(USS SAN FRANCISCO) Mar 29, 2018. 3 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on July 1, 2019 at 2:08pm
That’s funny!
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on July 1, 2019 at 2:07pm

A little sub humor for you!

Comment by submomIII on June 11, 2019 at 12:36am

Kevsmom93 - are you still around?  It just sort of hit me that you lived in Paradise, and I was wondering how you were doing?

Comment by John and Yvonne on May 4, 2019 at 9:53am


If any of your Sailors are stationed here in Norfolk, we would be happy to invite them over on the weekends. We minister to the Sailors here by inviting them over for meals, board games, movies, mini golf, etc. To find out more about us, check out our page on this site. :)

John and Yvonne

Comment by JayDee659 on April 24, 2019 at 7:59pm

Duchess, my SIL went to a sub that was in the yard. He spent his first year and a half there. They started going outlast fall and I was surprised how quickly he earned his dolphins. Never fear it will happen  

Comment by WearsLargeHats on April 24, 2019 at 5:49pm

Duchess, just be patient. It just happens that way sometimes. Nuclear subs spend a lot of time in the shop, especially old ones. I am sure the command is aware of such considerations. They want Sailors to succeed. It took my son well over a year to get his dolphins. Now his sub has been in the shipyard for a year, preparing to be decommissioned. Not exactly the most exciting duty, or the most career-enhancing. He is talking about taking some classes while they are there.

Material condition, manning, and morale come under Operational Security. Be cautious about discussing such matters. Keep it vague. "For various reasons" is probably sufficient.

Be thankful for the "serious relationship". I have a couple of very eligible bachelors. By the time I was my Sailor's age, I was married with 3 kids. I'd really like a couple more DILs, and maybe some more grandkids in the not-to-distant future, but I can't do anything about it. Frustrating.

Comment by Duchess2006 on April 24, 2019 at 1:24pm

Hi all, haven't been on in awhile.  Son has been with his fast attack boat since Aug.  It came out of dry dock the week he got there.  Still many issues so they are behind schedule for getting completely online.  Also boat is shorthanded so no chance for ride alongs to get his dolphins.  I think I'm more upset than he is cause I see all the other moms sharing their sailors' accomplishments.  On the other hand, he is in first major relationship in his life which makes me happy.  Miss him terribly on the other side of the US, but so proud of him.

Comment by LindaGirl on April 16, 2019 at 11:18am

Please keep my son and his crew in your prayers, today, as after almost 3 years of their sub being in drydock for a complete overhaul, they are finally going out today for seatrials, which have been repeatedly delayed due to one problem after another. I know the crew is cautiously optimistic.

Comment by AZNuKeGma on March 23, 2019 at 5:37pm
Comment by AZNuKeGma on March 23, 2019 at 5:25pm

Hello Sub moms

Our grandson called his mom today with news. He’s assigned to the not yet completed USS New Jersey. Apparently it’s getting close, because on Monday they all have to be at a ceremony to Keel the sub. Yea. He said The ceremonies will be on a Facebook live feed. Does anyone know where I might find this page? He also got info regarding his first ride. :)


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