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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Members: 266
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Discussion Forum

DLI grad gift for CTI

Started by Harrison. Last reply by StarryNights Dec 8, 2019. 1 Reply

life at DLI

Started by Willowwoo. Last reply by mkl7993 Dec 17, 2018. 1 Reply

Can they have a car

Started by Willowwoo. Last reply by Willowwoo Dec 17, 2018. 3 Replies

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Comment by SoSi on March 15, 2019 at 8:45pm

Thank you @lovemynavydaughter  Please keep us updated. I am so hoping we are able to visit before too long.  Hope all is well with your daughter. Congrats.

Comment by LoveMyNavyDaughter on March 8, 2019 at 9:43am

Our daughter just graduated last Friday and left the following morning for CA. She doesn't actually start her classes at DLI for a few weeks. Her chief at boot camp advised her to spend some of that time looking up whatever she could on her assigned language and what's going on in that part of the world. So I'd say being on top of current world events would be a good thing for your son to start from the get go.

Comment by SoSi on March 7, 2019 at 9:58pm

My son signed CTI today ... any tips appreciated. 

Comment by Willowwoo on December 16, 2018 at 10:17pm
Our son as just arrived .. So we thinking they will keep them there over the holiday but as we are new to this and your all saying the classes ate all closed .. But don't they have to get a load of Administrative paperwork done .. Help please
Comment by mkl7993 on December 16, 2018 at 10:05pm
Maybe they are better this year about letting them out. Mine is coming home.
Comment by bbcregular on December 16, 2018 at 7:34pm
I remember my CTI was able to get leave for both Christmas seasons she spent there. First one she had been there 5 months second 17 months right before DLPT. So stressful.
Comment by mkl7993 on December 16, 2018 at 6:47pm

Since classes are out they seem more liberal with the leave

Comment by mkl7993 on December 16, 2018 at 6:46pm

Yes. A lot leave for the holidays. 

Comment by Deequilter on December 16, 2018 at 5:08pm

When you say shut down, do you mean their classes?

Comment by mkl7993 on December 16, 2018 at 4:35pm

They shut down for Christmas...they have ways for them to get to airports.


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