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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  • Female
  • Melbourne, FL
  • United States

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Welcome to Jay's Mom's Page

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A little about me:
Navy brat, Navy sister, Navy wife and now Navy Mom
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid

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Suzanne's Blog

The Night Before Deployment

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 8:44pm 0 Comments

I haven't posted in sooo very long.... Illness has had me down for many years (started during Jay's time in boot). Between that, Jay separating from the Navy for a time (long story having to do with the helo's he was assigned to falling out of the sky... He got a bit tired of that), savoring his civilian time, then realizing there was more he wanted, no NEEDED, to do as a member of the armed forces. He has since returned as part of his IRR to working with our Special Forces, but not exactly… Continue


Posted on January 27, 2009 at 7:43pm 0 Comments

Hi All!!

Well, Jeremy graduated boot on 23 Jan 09. What an exciting time! We were so very lucky that he didn't end up a grad and go! He ships out to Pensacola on Wednesday and we got to spend the whole weekend with him. There isn't much to do in Chicago in the dead of winter but, Jay felt more like sitting around, anyway, since they don't get to do that during basic...

He looked so skinny and sallow but, I guess 2 months of no sun, working hard and lack of sleep will do… Continue

Phone call and Christmas Stuff

Posted on January 7, 2009 at 1:59am 0 Comments

Well, we got a quick phone call from Jay the Tuesday before Christmas... it was so nice to hear his voice!!! I nearly screwed up though... with this economy and my lack of work, I tend not to answer calls from numbers I don't recognize so, I missed his first call. Then I sat and willed him to call me back while I stared impatiently at the phone.

He called back, and he spoke a mile a minute! I've never heard my son speak that much, that quickly - EVER! I had to get him to stop and… Continue

ok, first Holiday in the bag...

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 4:32pm 0 Comments

Well, Jay left for boot Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I received the 2 second phone call at 2:30 am when he hit Great Lakes - and when I woke up in the morning, I wasn't sure if I had dreamt the call or if it actually occurred.

Friends had us over on Thanksgiving so that we weren't home alone (one daughter is in NY, the other is in another town here in FL). My sister decided we should have a family Thanksgiving on Saturday... all was well until I realized I had set an "extra" place at… Continue

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At 2:41pm on December 6, 2008, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hello and welcome to N4M’s!
We’re so glad you’ve joined us! My name is Michelle (The Admin), but you can call me Elle. If you have any questions/comments/concerns – send them my way! To help you get started, I’d like to share some of our community’s “Do’s and Dont’s”. Please click here and read them because yes, they are enforced. With that said, I hope you enjoy your time here! We’re all looking forward to learning more about you. ☺
Sincerely, Elle
At 6:16pm on December 2, 2008, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Thank each one in your family for their service to our country! What will Jeremy be doing in the Navy?

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