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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 - 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. 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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Corpus Christi Winging Ceremony February 28, 2019


I am hoping that someone can give me information for the Corpus Christi Winging Ceremony on February 28, 2019.  My son will be receiving his wings and I would like to get an itinerary for a couple of family members if there is one.

Please share any information on the Corpus Christi Winging Ceremony February 28, 2020.

Added by buckyGM on January 27, 2020 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


Any one with recruit PIR March 13

Added by Northwoodsmom on January 26, 2020 at 9:12am — No Comments

Can someone tell/explain what BECC is?

Can someone tell/explain what BECC is?


Added by law1999 on January 22, 2020 at 7:25pm — 5 Comments

My Son Leaving is Leaving for Bootcamp 1/23/2020

My youngest son is leaving for !
Bootcamp on 1/23/2020. He seems to be ok & ready to face this next phase in his life, but I’m a little anxious. I’m super proud but I’m not scared because I know he has a good head on his shoulders.
Are there any other moms with a child leaving for Bootcamp on 1/23/2020?

Added by PROUDNAVYMOM9501 on January 18, 2020 at 12:28am — 6 Comments

Boots in House for Christmas

Hello All, 

It has been amazing to have our sailor home for Christmas. Though I would catch myself being sad here and there because I kept thinking to myself. This may be our last Christmas together for awhile. As most of your know, my husband and I were in the Navy. So, we do get it but it just hit me that after tomorrow. When he goes back to A school that we will not know the next time we will see him, but that is…


Added by NavyMomofJM on December 30, 2019 at 4:06pm — No Comments

It has been a great day

Hello, it has been a great day. My son got to come home for Christmas and we were able to pull off a surprise for both his brother and sister. It was so great to see how happy they were to see their brother home. It just so great to have him in our house. 

Hope everyone , has a wonderful Christmas. 

Added by NavyMomofJM on December 21, 2019 at 12:45am — 5 Comments

5 Years in...........

I am a Navy mom of almost 5 years. They have been 5 years of excitement, trials, tribulations and now ending in dissapointment for our son.  He has had a stellar record in the Navy every advancement you could imagine so quickly too- the Navy was his home. He had just recently enlisted for 6 more years to head back to Japan where he already served 3 there.  We thought everything was going great - cloud nine.  To receive a call from the Military that he tried to take his own life a month ago. …


Added by MoeBee on December 17, 2019 at 5:43pm — 4 Comments

Ship 13, Div 053

Good morning!! Got the letter yesterday with my son's ship & division. How do I find the group here with the same?? Thank you!!

Added by Dominique on December 13, 2019 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Our Navy Adventure Has Begun

So much has happened in the last few weeks that I hardly know where to begin. I apologize for the long blog post, but this is actually very therapeutic for me to write here, and I hope that it might resonate with others who are feeling the same...

My son enlisted and entered into the Navy DEP in early September. Prior to this, he went to community college for 2 years, but didn't enjoy it, and decided over the summer that he might be better suited for the military. He scored…


Added by Velvetenor on December 9, 2019 at 10:57pm — 6 Comments


Hi, good morning all!! I wanted to ask, how do the holidays affect PIR? My son left the week of Thanksgiving, so he will be in boot camp for all upcoming holidays. I didn't know if this pushed back PIR a week or so, or how it worked. 

Thanks so much! I miss him like crazy!!

Added by Dominique on December 9, 2019 at 11:00am — 9 Comments


my grand daughters 5th grade class would like to right letters to those who need or do not get any. Need to know how to go about this. Thanks for any information.

Added by Kuhl on December 7, 2019 at 6:13pm — No Comments


my grand daughters 5th grade class would like to right letters to those who need or do not get any. Need to know how to go about this. Thanks for any information.

Added by Kuhl on December 7, 2019 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Divison and Ship

Hi now that I know my son's ship and Division is there any groups for that?

Added by law1999 on December 5, 2019 at 10:43pm — 3 Comments

New Navy Mom

Good morning all!! This is my first post, as the last couple of weeks have been busy. I dropped my son off November 24th (my birthday) at the recruiter's office. The following day, I drove down to MEPS to watch him swear in. The first week without him has been ok. I'm just keep reminding myself that he is good! He and I are very close. It has been just the two of us since 2012. We flooded in 2016 and lived in a 26' camper in the drive way for almost 18 months. That just made our bond…


Added by Dominique on December 3, 2019 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

It has been a really rough two weeks

My son facebook messaged us to tell us that he was being rerated as he had failed his test again. All he wanted to be was a corpsman. He was getting really good grades on the labs but it was the test. This was something that I was worried about when he said he wanted to be a corpsman because I was worried that the test would trip him up.  My son, has never been a very good test taker. He over complicates them is the best way to put it. 

One of his instructors said that they learn two…


Added by NavyMomofJM on November 25, 2019 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

Our son left 11/20/19.

Today has been hard. I'm always texting one of my grown children asking how's it going, good luck on your first day, or some such thing. Not being able to check up is hard, so waiting on the form letter so I can at least write. So very proud of his choice

Added by AviationMom on November 21, 2019 at 11:12pm — 10 Comments

NEX graduation photo reorder form

Hello fellow Navy Moms!

I was wondering if anyone has the link to get the reorder form for ordering additional photos of my sailor...any help would be apprecited

Added by shellyh on November 21, 2019 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Son is heading for USS Eisenhower

Any one have any info on this fleet?or Norfolk Virginia?

Added by Valerie on November 10, 2019 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

Fleet Sheets Info

Hey all!

My son is home on leave and I asked how he was liking the Fleet Sheets we purchased for him. He said  "I'm so sorry they got thrown away." They had a long holiday weekend, so he was away from ship and they had some kind of inspection. That specific inspection does NOT allow anything other than issued rack bedding. He said if he knew he would have temporarily removed them. They gave no information other than...sorry we threw them away because they didn't meet the standards for…


Added by KJTXMOM on November 8, 2019 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Phone card advice please

Can any on you advise me where I can get a phone card? I received a letter today from my brother today and he asked if I can send him a phone card. I have looked at Walmart before and at Walgreens, but I couldn’t find anything. Will any of you please let me know where I can get this? I know they can buy it at the base, but I’m assuming he doesn’t have a lot of money. Also ... he rarely ask for anything, I would hate not to send this. Thank you. 

Added by HaveFAITH on October 24, 2019 at 6:52pm — 8 Comments

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