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 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 - America's Navy and 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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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WackyWaveUSN's Friends

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  • t4inparker (Ship 11 Div 340)
  • Ty's mom
  • MaggieH
  • SailorMom59 (son deployed)
  • CO-TwinSalorsMom
  • Mommyto2sailors
  • aatlmom
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A little about me:
I'm a Navy Retired Disabled Veteran with a son in the navy who is currently deployed on the USS Stockdale.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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Civilians who have never been exposed to the way the navy does things need help understanding the new adventure and lifestyle.
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The lessons learned in the Navy could have been learned anywhere.

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At 3:32pm on August 22, 2013, Ty's mom said…

I also have facebook Kim Winter look me up!!!

At 12:42pm on August 22, 2013, Ty's mom said…

Hi, what does your son do? how long has he been on the USS Stockdale? Are they deployed right now or ported?

At 9:35pm on August 3, 2013, Lisartru97(Ship 07 Div 359) said…

Hi, my son is an AE3 and my husband is hoping to be with him on the Tiger cruise. I will be there in San Diego of course! I live just an hour away. Getting close, so excited!

At 8:31pm on August 1, 2013, Colleen said…

Hi Paula!  My son is an OS2.  Are you going to be in SD when they return?

At 3:12pm on July 29, 2013, Mommyto2sailors said…
How long has your son been in the Navy? What is his rate? I have so many questions!

At 3:11pm on July 29, 2013, Mommyto2sailors said…
Hi, yes my son is on the USS Stockdale and I plan on going on the Tiger Cruise! I do not have official word back on it but I hope everything is accepted! I was worried about being a Mom and having a son, especially the sleeping arrangements, so I am glad to hear I am not the only one. My name is Daria, by the way and my e-mail is if you want to stay in touch! Where are you from? How l
At 3:09pm on July 29, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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