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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Navy Speak

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.


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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
When I went through boot camp things were a little different but not a lot. I do have a medical discharge so I may be of some help with questions in this area.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:58pm on January 19, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Be sure that you check the date of discussions before replying. If the discussion is a year old, it probably is not a good idea to reply.

At 8:50pm on November 18, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! Our November/Christmas adoption is posted in the Discussion Forum on the Molly's group page.

If you have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 1:42pm on November 4, 2014, Dorthea said…
My daughter is in division 27 ship 3 too.
At 8:48pm on August 24, 2014, lemonelephant said…
At 8:48pm on August 24, 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. 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 recruit'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 11:17am on August 24, 2014, Brittanysmom said…
Nice to meet you Lori. My name is Sabrina. What is Aroc? Glad to meet someone with a SR in the same division!
At 4:53pm on October 14, 2013, NavyMomYve said…
Hi just wanted to let u know my baby girl went back in hoping all goes well pray every nite for her n all our SRs thank u for ur support will keep u posted :)
At 10:29am on July 23, 2013, carol8765 said…
Hi! What is your daughters last name? How long has she been in fit?

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