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 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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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Super Happy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phoenixmom Dec 20, 2019. 3 Replies

I am a new recruit mom.  Truthfully I'm am super STOKED that my Mouse has chosen to become a sailor.  I have literally been going bonkers trying to self educate.  Acronym terms, the basics about…Continue

 

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JustMom replied to Garlandjo#5's discussion 'First time Navy Mom'
"He leaves at the end of next month"
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"Hi there.  My kin will be leaving soon too."
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Phoenixmom replied to JustMom's discussion 'Super Happy'
"You are so TOTALLY AWESOME! and Best wishes to your SON!"
Dec 20, 2019
JustMom replied to JustMom's discussion 'Super Happy'
"I told my son the same thing for when he starts BC. I know if I wasn't alive or able to send well wishes to my son I would appreciate that someone would look in on my future Sailor. I'm going to start sewing pillow cases for Heads at Ease…"
Dec 19, 2019
Phoenixmom replied to JustMom's discussion 'Super Happy'
"Hi HomeCook#1 this is so Totally Awesome of you to do, I myself a Mother of a Sailor tend to do the same thing. In Fact I have around 5 boxes ready to ship to my Son and his Unit on the Carrier. He is linked to the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT. I always…"
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Super Happy

I am a new recruit mom.  Truthfully I'm am super STOKED that my Mouse has chosen to become a sailor.  I have literally been going bonkers trying to self educate.  Acronym terms, the basics about camp, heck everything and anything.  I'm not overwhelmed. BUt I feel that I have wasted so much time and not lending a hand to our military as they are deployed.I think I have been waiting for the day for my kids to go off to school so i can Send them care packages but I should have been sending them to…See More
Dec 19, 2019
JustMom replied to DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor's discussion 'Mailing label' in the group Heads at Ease pillowcase project - our motto is: ALL OR NONE
"I was thinking the same thing.  My Octobaby is in DEP and I would like to get going now.  My Littles are learning to sew too. So this would be a great way for them to feel connected to something bigger than themselves and make a…"
Dec 18, 2019
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"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    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…"
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A little about me:
I am a first time military mom.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Our traditional home life can not.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting., has presented us with many questions.

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At 11:02am on May 20, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Here's the link to the June DEP group.  It's not real active but you might find some helpful info there:

DEP leaving in June

At 1:39pm on December 18, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

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.

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, and 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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