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.



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Comment by Skye on October 17, 2018 at 8:35pm

This is great!  I told my son, if nothing else put a smiley face on paper and send it to me.  His best friend sent him a drawn out diagram of how to write a letter and address it.  We shall see!

Comment by Naomi on October 9, 2018 at 11:22pm

Awww I totally LOVE it!! Best letter I've ever seen. 

Comment by drmary on September 5, 2018 at 12:52pm

Love it--- that is a good one-  my son addressed our first letter to "the three stooges and their pet side kick"-  surprised the mailman delivered it to the right place- makes me happy that they can keep their sense of humor through the process- enjoy the smiles that linger

Comment by AZNavyMom00 on June 30, 2018 at 10:19am

So very cute, I love it. This is something my son would do. We got his box yesterday and inside was a crumpled up note for me that said, thanks for your efforts. And that’s exactly something he would say!

Comment by LoveRules on June 30, 2018 at 6:14am

I love it.  Very original..

Comment by LeonaLee on June 20, 2018 at 8:47am

I love it!

Comment by SallyCG on June 19, 2018 at 9:21pm

This is definitely one of the cutest letters I have seen.  It might not provide insight into his everyday but you can tell the kid is happy and feeling confident.  I hope you cried and cracked up all at once!

Comment by jcmom on May 22, 2018 at 9:35pm

That is exactly what my son might do

Comment by NotherNavyMom on April 24, 2018 at 8:33pm

That's hilarious! :)

Comment by KDO on April 24, 2018 at 4:37pm

best letter home ....ever!  hopefully being framed as we type  

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