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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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 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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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. Navy.com

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At 1:49am on September 18, 2010, Bre_B (Ship 13 Div 321) said…
I am also excited about PIR, but sadly I will not be able to attend. (What is M & G?? -- Sorry not fully developed in the Navy lingo yet..)
At 9:20pm on September 14, 2010, Bre_B (Ship 13 Div 321) said…
Thank you very much for adding me, and accepting me with such a kind welcome. My name is Breanne, but everyone just calls me Bre.
At 1:36pm on September 13, 2010, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…
So glad to meet you. Just reading your prayers have encouraged my heart lately and I wanted you to know that. I believe as you do that peace will only come when the Lord Jesus brings it back, but oh how I could use some of His blessed peace in my family right now.
Take care,
Donna (so you know my real name and not have to use 'NYPD')
At 3:34pm on September 12, 2010, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…
Hi NavyFamily! I've been encouraged by reading your prayers and just wanted to thank you for your openness and witness of Jesus and His love for us.
At 6:29pm on September 11, 2010, Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons said…
You are very welcome. I am so happy you like the PIR ribbons. I know you will wear them with pride.
At 2:01pm on September 9, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
I know, I liked it too! :)
At 3:42pm on September 7, 2010, Shelby(Seth Nuke MM) said…
aw thank you so much!! i love it too!
At 2:13pm on September 7, 2010, Shelby(Seth Nuke MM) said…
thanks for the friend request :)
At 10:52am on September 2, 2010, NavyFam (Ship13, Div 321) said…
21 days and counting till I get to see my cousin again! Whoo hoo! I may not be a Navy Mom, but I helped raise my cousin since he was born. I am so very proud that he was willing to serve his country and follow in the footsteps of most of the men in our family to do so. I'm glad to be a part of this website and wish I had found this so much earlier, it would have answered so many questions. I also say thanks to all of you for making me feel welcome. I felt a little odd, since I'm not his mom, joining a site like this. PIR 24/2010 Here we come!
At 11:41pm on August 26, 2010, NavyFam (Ship13, Div 321) said…
I finally watched Battle Stations 21 ( the baby is asleep finally!) It was very interesting. I've heard of flight simulators and various emergency drills that are done, but I never knew the Navy was using technology along with the drills to give the SR's a more real world feel. Thanks for posting links to the video. I would have found it interesting even if my cousin wasn't about to face this challenge.
At 2:34pm on August 23, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
See SOBE's comment about an hour or so ago. She says that if he won't make graduation, that you will receive a phone call.
At 10:34pm on August 20, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
NavyFam, welcome!! It is wonderful for you to step in for his mom! You wll find this website to be VERY supportive, feel free to ask questions or share what is going on. This is a rollercoaster ride of emotions while they are in bc (bootcamp). One of the first things you'll want to do is make your reservations for graduation or Pass In Review (PIR). There will be a meet & greet Thursday evening prior to the PIR, you are welcome to come. In the discussions section you will find where you can RSVP for the Meet&Greet. you will also find a PIR experience, lists of things you could do that weekend, things to take that weekend. Oh, and Very Important Rules for Liberty (his free time that weekend), these are strict rules they are expected to follow & if they are found not following these rules, they could get the whole division in trouble. Something else you can do it to go back in the pages to read posts that are a week or so ago. You may also want to look into other groups, there is a bootcamp moms one & probably a group for the state you live in. Like I said feel free to ask questions. :)
At 11:54pm on August 19, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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