This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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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.

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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At 11:45pm on August 10, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make at least changes 3 and 4.

At 9:41pm on July 25, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). It's not a good idea to post a pic of your SR every time you post. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 12:23pm on July 12, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Comments on this page are for you. Others do not see them unless they happen by. To reply to someone who posts here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment.

At 11:11pm on July 8, 2014, Bensma SHIP 14 DIV 260 PIR said…
Kind of confused by lemonplant message. Don't see a place to respond. Change 3??
At 11:26pm on July 6, 2014, lemonelephant said…

There is no need for a group for a single division.

To remove a group, go to your group and click on “Options” in the upper right. Then click on “Edit Group.” Under “Members”, click “Approve all new members” and then click Save. Then Copy the URL to the group and go to “Report an Issue” at the bottom of the Page and click that. Click “Other” if it is not already selected and then ask Tiffany to remove your group and paste the URL. Thanks.

At 11:13pm on July 6, 2014, lemonelephant said…

What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:54pm on June 26, 2014, Tammy said…

That's all we can do is pray!  I think I have everyone I know praying for my son!  We are so proud of him, he can''t wait to start traveling!  

At 1:47pm on June 21, 2014, Michelle said…
No I just want to talk to my son and see how he is doing . I miss him
At 12:16am on June 21, 2014, Bensma SHIP 14 DIV 260 PIR said…
Michelle, my son hasn't left yet. He leaves Tuesday the 24th. I'm in Boerne, west of san Antonio
At 8:41pm on June 19, 2014, Michelle said…

Hi I just saw your message, It is very hard to let them go , I know my son called just before midnight on Tuesday was that about the same time you received yours,I hope to hear from you more, I'm from the Austin area

At 5:44am on June 19, 2014, Farrah said…
We learned the hard way that the recruiter is there to fill his quota. Once my son enlisted and was sworn in for the first time at MEPS, he was MIA. He never answered phone calls & didn't return messages. My son rides his bike everywhere. His recruiter would tell my son to be at his office on a certain date at a certain time & the recruiter would be a no-show. That's about 10 miles or so round-trip. My son didn't complain about it cause he didn't want to get the guy in trouble but it bothered me. Just know that the recruiter is NOT their friend.
At 1:34pm on June 18, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC.

Your future Sailor may want to join http://www.navydep.com to learn the ins and outs from the DEP point of view. Craig runs that and will steer him to some good links on there.

At 1:33pm on June 18, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR when the time comes. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. What is your future Sailor's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:11pm on December 14, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our
Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video and this Survival
1:05 Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies
that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

-Tiffany

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