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.

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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Navy Speak

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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BunkerQB's Blog (36)

IRS SCAMS - Beware of Strange Callers.

PLEASE ALERT EVERYONE YOU KNOW.  I JUST GOT ONE OF THESE CALLS.  SHE ASKED ME TO CALL 646-543-6910 ASAP OR RISK BEING ARRESTED.  See attached article from newspaper. Everyone is vulnerable. They will ask money to be wired or transferred. Or they will ask for personal information such as Social Security Number, address, etc.…


Added by BunkerQB on April 10, 2015 at 1:49pm — 3 Comments

Holiday Greetings!

Added by BunkerQB on December 25, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments


THE MENU BAR. The tabs on the menu bar just underneath the Navy For Moms masthead will take you to different areas of this site. 

  1. My Page. This tab will take you to your personal page. You should check this periodically (daily is best) to see if anyone has left a message on your "Comment Wall". You'll find in your welcoming message a link to our…

Added by BunkerQB on June 24, 2014 at 8:58pm — 7 Comments

DON'T CLICK ON ANY OF THE LIVE STREAM LINKS from ANYONE. Opening link might infect your computer w virus.

LOW LIFES who have posted:  LuciFranki, Alexandra Clark, sayrusbago, akzendamingo and now ducati. HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR THOSE SERVING IN THE MILITARY.  Please go away and leave these moms/wives alone.


Added by BunkerQB on December 22, 2013 at 2:47pm — 6 Comments

DON'T CLICK ON ANY OF THE LIVE STREAM LINKS from Alexandria Clarke. We have no way of verifying the links.

We don't know if opening these links will infect your computer with some virus. Go watch these shows on your own network TV (Direct TV, Comcast, etc). Find a Live stream link directly from the source. 

Alexandria, if you are not legit - go away. Please.

Added by BunkerQB on November 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Sooo Quiet Here.

Hmm .. the only exciting blog to come along in months and I missed it.


Former Class A Helicopter Mom,

Now a mellow soon-to-be retiree (with any hope and if I am lucky).

Added by BunkerQB on October 23, 2013 at 11:02pm — 9 Comments


Added by BunkerQB on September 11, 2013 at 3:32pm — 6 Comments

We Are All In This Together. We are all Americans.


I assume you have encountered a disagreeable episode in one of your groups. I don't see any discussion posted currently which indicate an religious bashing. If it happens in one of your groups, then contact the group creator or admin. If the creator of the group is long-gone and there are no admins, then contact Colleen, the Navy For Moms admin. There are a number of Christian based groups on this side and they are very active (Prayer Wall and Christian Chat) with many…


Added by BunkerQB on February 26, 2013 at 9:57pm — 24 Comments

Sample Form Letter. Looking for others in same Div or Ship? PIR Groups (listed to 7/19/2013).


Within a week after your recruit arrives at Great Lakes, you'll get THE BOX containing his old cloths and other personal items (look for his cell phone in his shoes). Next, you'll get the form letter with four important items.

  1. Your recruit's SHIP # and DIVISION # (Ships which are their barracks are also named, like USS Triton, USS Reuben James. Don't confuse these with the…

Added by BunkerQB on November 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — 22 Comments

Where are all those good links?

Just as a reminder .............

Looking for N4M members from the same PIR (Boot Camp Graduation) date?

     Click on this link: GROUPS: Listed By PIR Date

Need help in preparing for attending PIR, where to stay, how to get there, ordering…


Added by BunkerQB on November 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Nuke Power School - Charleston, SC. YouTube video.

For those w future nukes. Great video.

Added by BunkerQB on September 15, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

All about Navy For Mom GROUPS (on menu bar above).

As of May 14, 2012 we have 1440 Groups.  Many (149) have fewer than 4 members. If you are thinking of starting a group, please check to see if there is an existing group with the same focus.  Click on GROUPS. In the search box on the left, input keywords (for example, "Sub Mom", "Norfolk", "A School Great Lakes", "PIR June 2009").  To the right of the search box, you'll see the sort options (Most Members, Most Activity, Latest Activity, Latest, Alphabetical).

To start a…


Added by BunkerQB on May 15, 2012 at 4:30am — 2 Comments


Please input something on the "Post Title" box, preferably less than 10 words; otherwise, the program simply inserts the first sentence of your blog.  It gets annoying and makes it difficult to search by title in case you want to go back and find a useful blog.  KEEP POSTING.  Doesn't matter if no one replies. Even if one person benefits from what you wrote, it's worth the time and effort. Besides, it will benefit YOU just to writ the blog your thoughts/feelings out.

Added by BunkerQB on May 14, 2012 at 3:18pm — 6 Comments

Make Your Own Invitation.

Here is the back.  Print them on 8.5x11 paper, fold in half.

Stephsmom & other moms with kids leaving and want to make your own invitations, HERE ARE THE MSPUBLISHER FILES. Alter them to your liking. Good luck.…


Added by BunkerQB on April 29, 2012 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

Getting the hang of doing things - the Navy way.

Recently, a mom wrote expressing her frustration regarding members of her daughter's division who were uncooperative and as a result, the entire division had to suffer the consequences. That blog has been deleted. I would like to offer just a bit of advice to everyone with a loved one going through boot camp. ___________________________________________________________________________________________



Added by BunkerQB on April 11, 2012 at 3:13pm — 10 Comments


FOR NEWBIES, COMPUTER TIPS - about your personal page.

Click on MY PAGE tab on above menu bar - this takes you to your PERSONAL PAGE. Bet some of you didn't know your had one. You should check this once a day.

1) near the top, you'll see the url for your profile, it's something that starts with ""  the last part is what you had input…


Added by BunkerQB on March 7, 2012 at 2:53am — 2 Comments

Keeping Your Emotions In Check.

If being able to express your emotions here helps you be more calm with your sailor recruit when he/she calls, then please by all means feel free to express yourself here. It is an open forum. I would suggest however that anyone who is overwrought take a step back, take a deep breath and find ways to get through the rough part now before that important call from your recruit comes in. The recruits are probably experiencing an…


Added by BunkerQB on February 6, 2012 at 3:04am — 11 Comments

Pass In Review - Bootcamp Graduation. List of PIR Groups to February 17, 2012. Updated on 12/27/2011

UPDATE: December 27, 2011.    Hello to all newcomers. Welcome to Navy For Moms. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group (clickable link). We have a special group of ladies who will take you through the entire Boot Camp & PIR process. You should also review the videos, powerpoint presentations listed as reference pages (located under member icons) in the …


Added by BunkerQB on December 27, 2011 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Reading List For Navy Wives, Fiancees and Girlfriends

When you are young, in love and feel that half of you is gone - some reading material - in case you can't sleep and you are missing your sailor!

  Courtesy of Navy Aunt (AF Wife):

  1. Married To The Military:A Survival Guide for Military Wives, girlfriends, and Women In Uniform. by Meredith…

Added by BunkerQB on December 8, 2011 at 3:59am — No Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Playlist not set to autostart. Must click start arrow.…

Get a playlist! Standalone player

Added by BunkerQB on December 2, 2011 at 3:02am — No Comments

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