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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My daughter left on 9/17.  I have been preparing through this site (and others) reading everything I can since the end of February when she entered DEP.  I was prepared for the first 24hours!!  In fact, other than the hurry-up and wait, everything went better than expected!  My "I'm here" phone call came at 20:15 - about 6 hours earlier than I thought it would.  She was calm and there was no yelling in the background.  I have found the more I tell of my experience to friends and co-workers the less I cry.  Talking really helps.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 19, 2019 at 2:05pm

Yay!  Glad she arrived with no issues and you got the phone call.  Remember, you won't be getting the "kid in the box" as the policy has changed.  Now you wait for the official letter (9-14 business days) and then you can mail off your letters!  Start writing now - be sure to # them in the corner so she knows the order to open them.  And be sure to join the PIR group once you know the date.

Hang in there!

Comment by HaveFAITH on September 19, 2019 at 6:51pm
Hello ... my brother also arrived on Sept 17th. Been on this website since the night he told all of (3 older sisters) that he signed up. It’s been really helpful to read everyone’s comments. Thank you.
Comment by DaddysGirl on September 30, 2019 at 10:59am

I LOVE the USPS Informed Delivery service!!  I knew before going to the Post Office that we received the Form Letter last Saturday.  This morning I was informed of 2 more pieces of mail from our daughter!  I will use my best patience and wait until after work to go pick them up.  It's a 30minute drive - one way - to go get the mail.  It will give me a lift all day long and I will have something other than an empty house to look forward to tonight!


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