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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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.



I had a nice talk with my daughter on Monday. It is great to hear her voice. I also received my first letter from her Monday as well. Hearing from her more regularly now I don't worry so much. It is once she gets home I will worry. She is so upset, irritated, frustrated and mad right now that she doesn't know what to do. My fear is once she gets home that she may just give up and close off from everything. I know she is safe now, she is doing well and anxious to get home. Still no word on when yet, but she thinks next week sometime. When she calls I will just keep telling her that I love her, I am proud of her. All I can do is be supportive of whatever she chooses to do now. My hope is that in 6 months she will choose to go back.

Thank all of you ladies that take care of this site and help us out. It truly is appreciated and needed. 

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on April 18, 2018 at 5:08pm

bkm4 - It's understanding that she is upset, irritated, frustrated and mad.  Let her go through the emotions but then tell her not to dwell on it.  It's just a minor setback.  She knows what she needs to do to succeed.  The Navy has a lot to offer her and hopefully she still realizes that.  Give her a little time when she gets home and then tell her to put on her big girl panties and get back out there and do it!  She can make this happen and I look forward to following her journey again in about 6 months!  Hang in there ;-)


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