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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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: Mar 19




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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

submarine visits to foreign ports

Started by garden gal. Last reply by Kellyrene Mar 9. 11 Replies

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

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Comment by SubMom on March 19, 2020 at 9:09am

Just wanting to stop by and say "hi" to all of you. Hoping all of your loved ones are safe and healthy,

Comment by CSW on March 6, 2020 at 1:10pm

I am trying not to ask too many questions because it's clearly a sore topic, so any insight would be welcomed.

Comment by CSW on March 6, 2020 at 1:09pm
Is anyone hearing anything about delays in sailors getting their dolphins because of a computer system?
My sailor seems very disappointed that he hasn't received his dolphins yet even though he's passed his boards over a month ago?
He said the quals are being tracked differently now and the system has been down.
Comment by SubMom on March 6, 2020 at 6:47am

WearsLargeHats - thank you for clearing that up for me. For whatever reason I could not figure it out. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Comment by SubMom on March 6, 2020 at 6:47am

WearsLargeHats - thank you for clearing that up for me. For whatever reason I could not figure it out. I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Comment by WearsLargeHats on March 6, 2020 at 1:06am

SubMom, check with the FRG, but IIRC, 1/2-way bags are usually put together by spouses who are local, and sometimes parents or other family who are not local. That leaves some "unaccompanied" sailors who don't have anyone to make a bag them. The FRG will have a project to make 1/2-way bags for the single sailors so that everyone gets one.

Comment by SubMom on March 5, 2020 at 8:28pm

Ive been seeing posts on the ombudsman and FRG site for my sailors boat regarding single sailor bags, mail drops and 1/2 way boxes. I understand the 1/2 way box and am working on one for my sailor. I was wondering if anyone that’s in another state has sent a bag for mail drop or just included the bag in the 1/2 way box. Also what is the single sailor bag? 

Comment by SubMom on February 28, 2020 at 1:44pm

Tulip and WearsLargeHats - thank you both very much!

Comment by Tulip on February 27, 2020 at 6:38pm
Sub mom, we belong to both the FRG page and the Ombudsman page. FRG seems to be mostly for locals in Bremerton area but sometimes there is helpful info and photos.
Comment by Tulip on February 27, 2020 at 6:36pm
Sub mom, it was email address the message came from.

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