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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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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A little about me:
Hi! My name is Annette I am a mom and to 3 daughters, 19, 17, 13...My husband I and have been together for 21 years and my oldest left for the Navy on Oct 4, we will be heading to Great Lakes for PIR on 12/2....Can't wait!
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Just beginning the journey.....still in bootcamp!

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At 10:20am on June 21, 2012, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi AnnetteA - I sent you a private message.....

At 5:33pm on June 7, 2012, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi AnnetteA - My name is Debbie - I live in Riverside too!  My son leaves for BC on 10/23/12.  I have joined many groups looking to get information.....One that I joined is Inland Empire of SoCal Navy Moms.  They are having a lunch on 7/14 in Rialto and are hoping to get mom's together.....I will send you a friend request.  Maybe we can talk to share information.  Where is your daughter now?

At 11:37pm on November 12, 2011, lucy70 said…

Hi we have our kid in the 903 division also, we are from Peru but live in Fort Lauderdale South Florida for the last 16 years, our kid will graduate on 12/02, little sad because is 1st time he is away from home. Will go to San Antonio Texas for A school. How about yours?   Hope to see you there

At 4:34pm on August 30, 2011, mommadash said…
I think my daughter is a bit nervous. Well, a lot nervous! We are from PA. Where are you from? I told her I left a message for someone who's daughter has the same ship date. She was very excited.
At 10:45am on August 10, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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