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. 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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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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keriberry39
  • 40, Female
  • Villa Rica, Ga
  • United States

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South FL Momma liked keriberry39's discussion Just learning!
Jul 25
keriberry39 replied to keriberry39's discussion 'Just learning!' in the group »» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««
"Thank you for the info, so great for your daughter that is amazing!! "
Jun 30
Wendy M replied to keriberry39's discussion 'Just learning!' in the group »» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««
"I can give a little bit of input from my personal experience. My daughter is 19 as well, very independent and wanted to do the whole process on her own. We just encouraged her to make sure that she was signing up for what she wanted. She wanted to…"
Jun 30
DonnaCatLover replied to keriberry39's discussion 'Just learning!' in the group »» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««
"To my knowledge, parents don’t go to MEPS. Our son went with the recruiter, stayed overnight and came back. We did go to see him sworn in."
Jun 29
keriberry39 replied to keriberry39's discussion 'Just learning!' in the group »» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««
"Thanks so much! I am so new to this and really do not know much.  "
Jun 29
Juliann replied to keriberry39's discussion 'Just learning!' in the group »» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««
"Hi! I’m new as well but I think I can answer for you. My son went with his recruiter. They drove him and a couple other guys there and they wait with them all day. Then they’re at the hotel overnight and continue with testing the next…"
Jun 29
keriberry39 added a discussion to the group »» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««
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Just learning!

Hi, My son is 19, and has talked with a recruiter, and has taking his asvab testing. He is set to go to MEPS on Monday and Tuesday. I am just a concerned mom that needs info on everything because he just out of the blue decided on this very quick. Of course I support him, but he's very independent and doesn't want me around much. Do parents go to MEPS? Or do they just wait till they get sworn in? I hope I am in the right group and am doing this thing right. I'm excited but nervous for him. I'm…See More
Jun 29
keriberry39 liked AustinsMom's discussion Nervous Mom
Jun 28
Mc*Eagle's nest! left a comment for keriberry39
"Hi. Keriberry, welcome aboard!"
Jun 27
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for keriberry39
"Please join the MEPS & DEPS group - you'll find information to prepare your son for the Navy: MEPS & DEPS"
Jun 27
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for keriberry39
"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…"
Jun 27

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At 11:28pm on June 27, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

Also consider change 4.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 9:55pm on June 27, 2019, lemonelephant said…

If your son gets a ship date, go to the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for RTC. At the bottom are links for each of the months, join the one for the month that your then future Sailor ships.   

When you know the ship date and the rating (job/occupational specialty) or field your then future Sailor has signed for, then let me know. I will have more information for you.   

You may want to check out »» Welcome to the MEPS and DEP group ««  

At 2:12pm on June 27, 2019, Mc*Eagle's nest! said…

Hi. Keriberry, welcome aboard!

At 12:22pm on June 27, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Please join the MEPS & DEPS group - you'll find information to prepare your son for the Navy:

MEPS & DEPS

At 10:50am on June 27, 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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