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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Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions (1,556)

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Address to the gate

Can anyone tell me the address to the gate for pir? Got our tickets yesterday but don’t have the form with info

Started by Jeanie

4 Jan 31
Reply by Jeanie

Ship 088

Hi everybody! My son left from Atlanta on December 16th and we finally got a letter today. He's in ship 088 so I just thought I'd post to r…

Started by Aquasonic

3 Jan 31
Reply by Leighana

The mall?

I finally got a letter today from my son with info about what he wants me to bring him. Nothing. Lol. He’s traveling to FL and he said all…

Started by NavyMom9519

11 Jan 30
Reply by Phoenixmom

Phone call before PIR?

Will I for sure get phone call prior to PIR? I’m starting to get concerned. I have not heard from my son since the end of December.

Started by Leesa

15 Jan 30
Reply by Baker1013

Disturbing news

I just saw on the news that great lakes is on lockdown . Saying a prayer it’s not serious

Started by Jeanie

2 Jan 24
Reply by Chipmunk

What can be taken to A school?

Hi all, My son is heading for Pensacola after graduation (as far as I know) What will he be allowed to take with him? What will he need in…

Started by Leesa

8 Jan 8
Reply by Leesa

link for Divisions

Hi , does anyone have the link to join Div:063 ? Someone posted them maybe a week or so ago and I don’t remember who it was .

Started by Jeanie

4 Dec 28, 2019
Reply by Tracey

Phone cards

Hello all. I was wondering if anyone knew of a phone card to send my soon who is in bootcamp. Is that allowed or does he have to purchase i…

Started by Naadia

3 Dec 23, 2019
Reply by Naadia

No communication- Arrived BC night of 11/12

I feel lost. I would write if I knew where to. I don’t want my son to think we’ve forgotten about him. I keep telling myself that no news i…

Started by Erica

19 Dec 15, 2019
Reply by Erica

Letter from Recruit with different mailing address

One letter had been received and it was upsetting ! He’s scared and he was told he lied at MEPS which he didn’t and he is afraid of being s…

Started by Evelyn

10 Dec 12, 2019
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