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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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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life at DLI

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Comment by Martinez's Mom Sterling's Aunt on May 6, 2010 at 12:27am
Hello All, New to this group. My daughter arrived in Monterey 4/17/10. She starts her classes tomorrow.
Comment by simone on April 24, 2010 at 12:29am
Thanks, ladies. My son will be 26 in June 7.
Comment by simone on April 23, 2010 at 9:10pm
Hi everyone. My son is in DLI but no language for him yet. He spend about $1200 or more in 5 outings on Games and clothes. My question is that I should nag him again or just let go.

Dee - God bless him.
Comment by Nancy (Taylor's mom) on April 5, 2010 at 5:13pm
Hi CTI Moms! I haven't been on here in a few weeks due to work overload, but it's fun to catch up and read everyone's posts. Taylor just started his classes on March 25th. So far it has been about English grammar and cultural stuff, so it hasn't been that hard, but he knows it's about to get much, much more challenging.

Dee - I'm jealous that you were just there. We're planning on visiting sometime around Labor Day.
Comment by simone on March 18, 2010 at 7:30am
Yes, Debbie. I trust that "Navy has some way of getting them to want to study."

Craig's Mom - I have same feelings. First amazing thing I found out that my son can write letters with good penmanship now. When he called me, I said he is good even on writings! He replied: mom, if I don't write good and neat, they want me do it again. lol
Comment by simone on March 16, 2010 at 11:45am
Craig's Mom - Thanks for your info. I asked my son what do you want me to bring while staying in hotel. He replied: my PS3. ):
Comment by simone on March 16, 2010 at 1:07am
I am new in this group. My son's PIR is on 3/19/10. One question: why do they need a laptop? Is there a library they can use? I am afraid that my son indulge the computer games.
Comment by Nancy (Taylor's mom) on March 5, 2010 at 4:27pm
I'm not sure how long it takes for the average security clearance to be completed. However, I do think that they can begin classes before it comes through. I might be wrong.
Had not heard about the Captain's Mast yesterday, but Taylor sat in on one shortly after he got there and said it was a very traumatic thing to watch.
Comment by Nancy (Taylor's mom) on March 5, 2010 at 1:39pm
Janet R - Taylor was a bit nervous when he found out that they were moving up his class start date too. He's really excited, but I think a little intimidated. And Ari's right - at least they have 3 weeks to start getting in the proper frame of mind for classes.
Comment by Nancy (Taylor's mom) on March 5, 2010 at 10:51am
Thanks Debbie in MD! I guess we need to start shopping around. It's good to know that some movers may offer a military discount.

Just found out that Taylor "classes up" on March 25th instead of May 1 now. That is music to my ears! There has been so much free time during the first month that its a good thing for him to get back into a really structured day schedule. And maybe the shopping will slow down a little bit ;o).

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