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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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:
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!
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.
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 isno 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.
"Aww this put tears into my eyes. This the reason why I’m still here, you veterans moms are a big help! Thank you thank you thank you! You already put the words before I say it, you’ve already felt what I’m about to feel. Appreciate…"
Gigi, I know there is alot to absorb, you don't have to learn it all right away. My son is in his 6 week in A School and I learn new things every day yet. Sometimes I know more about what he is doing than he does. Lol ! Remember your in training too and this is going to be the hardest thing you will probably ever do. Try to stay busy, I was busy making refrigerator magnets and PIR ribbons for the meet and greet we never got to go because of coronavirus. If you can keep your mind off of missing him, (which I know is impossible) you will have a little peace. I really had to lean on my Faith and the ladies on the site to help me make it. Your in the right place, I thought I was crazy but it turned out we all are crazy. These emotions are so strong it's hard to gain control over them. Hang in there and share, it will help. God Bless you.
Also, when you respond to someone you need to click on the bottom of the comment that they left for you. It says "comment back", "view thread" or "send message". That way it posts on their page. Otherwise they won't see the comment unless they happen by your page!
Hello! B’s Nuke Mom,
My son just left yesterday to Boot Camp, he was quarantined for 2 weeks before heading to the camp. He will be in Nuke after. Any information you can share to be in the Nuke School? Like schedules and all. Thank you.
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and 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.
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, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.
Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!