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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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USS New Orleans LPD18


USS New Orleans LPD18

For families of Sailors on the USS New Orleans. Let's get to know each other, support each other, and share information.

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2020

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Comment by BSunshine on February 25, 2018 at 11:01am

Good morning everyone! I am a Navy momma X2, with a daughter in Va Beach and now my son (baby of the family lol ) will be arriving to the USS New Orleans soon. He too graduates GM  A school in just a few short weeks. He is so excited for this next part of his life to begin. I look forward to getting to know you all. 

Comment by KYNavyMomma on February 17, 2016 at 8:12pm

New to this group.....nice to have found it.  My son just received soft orders for the USS New Orleans.  I realize they just deployed.  He graduates A school in GL in a few weeks.  I assume (as long as his orders don't change), that he will be flown out to meet up with his ship.  Can anyone confirm that this is how it works?  Thank you!

Comment by donnab on May 8, 2015 at 9:43pm

How do I find information on the Ombudsman for the USS New Orleans? There use to be a place on this site but I cannot locate it now.

Comment by Sailor's Baby on February 20, 2015 at 5:00pm


after he gets all checked in he will have an email account. 

Comment by donnab on February 20, 2015 at 4:07pm

My son is new to the USS New Orleans, he is an IC. How do you email your sailor on the USS New Orleans?

Comment by Jays NavyGirl on June 7, 2014 at 12:18am


Hi, I would be happy to help you with any information I can give you. My husband is currently stationed on the ship, so I can always ask him if I don't have an answer. As far as internet goes, yes they have internet on the ship but he will not always be able to use it depending on how busy they are or where he may be working on the ship. Also there might be times where operations dictate that no internet is allowed, this is called River City which can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

Comment by Mumser on June 6, 2014 at 11:25pm
My, Son is new to this ship. He had his address on his hand , but then he washed! We are new to the navy any info appreciated. Will he have internet?
Comment by Jays NavyGirl on October 10, 2013 at 8:30am


Hi, the one on the site is the correct zip code, 96673-1701. I've already sent 7 packages to my husband with this zip code and all have made it to him.

Comment by tupelorose on October 10, 2013 at 8:27am

Hi everyone I posted a couple days back that I wanted to confirm my sons address on the USS New Orleans he gave me 96675-1701 but the Navy site gives 96673-1701 so I was wondering if any one know what the address is. Thank you


Comment by 3musketeers on August 28, 2013 at 10:56pm

Wow, ok.  My daughter is on the Boxer and there are so many comments on there.  Well anyway, really proud to be part of this group too.  Has anyone received any emails from this ship?  I heard their email system was down.


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