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. 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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Heard from my son, I am so very happy. I was so worried about him but he saids he loves it and likes the challenge. Thank you God for giving him such a positive attitude, it takes so much anxiety off of my shoulders. I know the rest of the Navy mom's worry. My message to you all is stay positive, they might just like it. Stay in prayer to give you the comfort you need right now. I thought I knew my son, I thought he would struggle and be miserable, what a blessed gift to find out I was wrong. Hang in there, I hope your phone calls are as uplifting as mine!

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Comment by Leighana on February 3, 2020 at 10:29am
I'm so glad it was a positive phone call. I know it definitely is a relief to hear he is in good spirits. I am sending a letter out to my son today. I am hoping he listens to my asking him to call. I would love to hear his voice. So glad you were able to talk with your son.
Comment by Velvetenor on February 3, 2020 at 8:53pm

Congrats on your first "real" phone call! Glad to hear he was so positive and happy. My son's calls were the same way, and it really was a blessing to know they were not miserable! :)

Comment by thebee on February 13, 2020 at 5:43pm

TY for posting here - really helps me. Our SR got there late last night and we did get the call. I know I have to be patient... question, how long will they get for the call at 3 weeks? 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 13, 2020 at 5:49pm

the bee - there is not a set amount of time for the calls.  Just depends on how many divisions are making calls, etc.  Best thing is to write things down that you want to talk about so you don't forget!  And definitely keep it positive and upbeat!

Also, be sure to join the boot camp group.  I left the link in the welcome message on your page.  You'll find answers to most of your questions there ;-D


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