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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My son Leaves on the 6th,,

Started this discussion. Last reply by luckysailorsmom- USS Truman AOAN Feb 8, 2012. 6 Replies

Was just wondering if any one else has a child leaving then,,needing some friends to helpme threw this,I'venever been away from my son,,and this is absolutly the hardest thing everContinue


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single mother of 2 boys who needs some answers
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
to fight and defend our country
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:44am on March 18, 2012, diannep said…

Accepted your friend request!

At 11:04am on February 9, 2012, shermb said…

I don't have much time to comment as I have to get ready for work. Thank you for the friend invitation. My son just left yesterday for bootcamp and I am dreading the next 8 or 9 weeks. I am looking forward to sharing experiences and giving encouragement during this time. I think we will all give a sigh of relief once bootcamp is over.


At 11:48am on February 6, 2012, TorisMom said…

Indymom- It's been a week today that my daughter has been gone to bootcamp. I have ran the whole spectrum of emotions and am now just proud of her for making it so far, excited for the phone call from her, and sending lots of letters of support. Good luck for your son these first few weeks which are a lot for some of them to go through, and good luck to you, it's hard to let our babies go make a life, even when we know it is a good thing for them. 

At 12:57pm on February 16, 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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