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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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.



Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,580)

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Does anyone know how they get paid? and any idea how much? My son signed over POA to me and I have some bills to pay for him. I really need…

Started by tara.Groton.submom

6 Mar 25, 2011
Reply by tara.Groton.submom

Battle Stations

When do they do Battle Stations? I knowit is the "final exam" , just wondering how close to graduation they do it.

Started by Pearl Harbor MA

3 Mar 23, 2011
Reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom

Best way to mail

The kindergarten class that I work in is going to write to my sr. I am wondering if it is better to mail each one separately or can I put t…

Started by Pearl Harbor MA

3 Mar 22, 2011
Reply by Tami

SHIP 3, DIV 152

Hi Guys!   This is for our sons and daughters of Ship 3, Div 152. I just received my "kid in a box" today, cried for a little while and got…

Started by swim4life

20 Mar 20, 2011
Reply by swim4life

Saturday Departures?

Does anyone know any information about Saturday departures? As far as I know my SR will be leaving on Saturday early in the morning. But I'…

Started by Stacy(Div 149/Ship 3)

12 Mar 18, 2011
Reply by sherilyn

The "box"

I just got "the box" yesterday,, Wow what a river of emotions... That was harder than watching him get sworn in and shipped off... I just c…

Started by Zacksmom

34 Mar 17, 2011
Reply by sherilyn

cell phones

from what I understood from my grandson they usually take the battery out put it in a shoe and send it all back but they do have the option…

Started by paybacks398

6 Mar 16, 2011
Reply by MichPad(STA21 Officer Mom)

Any Mom's in Division 146 Ship 3?

My son left a week ago.  We just got his address today.  Already have a letter with pictures to mail to him, but it sounds like we will not…

Started by proudmom

17 Mar 15, 2011
Reply by danag2011

cell phones at bootcamp

Received "the box" with my daughter's belongings last week but her cell phone wasn't in there. Her charger was in the box but not her phone…

Started by ab'smom

9 Mar 15, 2011
Reply by Tami

Son left for BC 3/7/11 anyone else?

My only child left yesterday 3/7 I received the "call" last night about 8:45. He sounded good but of course I worried all night just like a…

Started by Michelle (ship-12 div-154)

33 Mar 15, 2011
Reply by kimberlykad


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