This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN commented on SpenmanMom's blog post 'Whirlwind of Emotions'
"Ahhh the emotions are normal!   You've come to the right place and we'll get you through this ;-D  Feel free to vent here whenever you want......join groups, read everything you can but don't let it overwhelm…"
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Whirlwind of Emotions

Forgive the long blog but just putting on here what my heart has on it...My Dad served in the Army from 1945-1948. He rarely talked about it although he served during peace time. Different era back then. We saw some random pics of the cobblestone streets of Germany every once in a rare while and he would answer questions if directly asked. Move forward 55 years...I married a man who served in the Marines from 1983-1989. He was proud of his time served and discussed his service regularly. My…See More
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SpenmanMom replied to Louisa J's discussion 'Not crying as much. But I still think Im crazy:)' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Praying with you for your daughter! I bet her adrenaline kicks in and she makes her best time ever! Being surrounded by others will encourage and motivate her as well! Keep us posted! :)"
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SpenmanMom commented on Velvetenor's blog post 'Our Navy Adventure Has Begun'
"I'm so glad for this post! My son doesn't leave until August but I'm having all the anxious moments of emotion that you only had a short time to have before your son left. My son has wanted to go into the military since he was 10 so…"
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SpenmanMom replied to SpenmanMom's discussion 'DEP and Upcoming BC' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thanks! I really appreciate the responses! He is actually working out with a friend of his that is going into the Marines so he is being challenged in ways that he will never see in Navy boot camp thankfully! LOL. He's got his mile and a half…"
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NavyMomofJM replied to SpenmanMom's discussion 'DEP and Upcoming BC' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"SpenmanMom,  Hi and welcome to the group. I was in the same boat as you are now. I had been the daughter, sister-in-law, served in the Navy and the wife of a service member. Out of these, being the mom was one of the hardest. I contacted my mom…"
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Forgive the long blog but just putting on here what my heart has on it...My Dad served in the Army from 1945-1948. He rarely talked about it although he served during peace time. Different era back then. We saw some random pics of the cobblestone streets of Germany every once in a rare while and he would answer questions if directly asked. Move forward 55 years...I married a man who served in the Marines from 1983-1989. He was proud of his time served and discussed his service regularly. My…

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At 3:34pm on February 11, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you.  We look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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