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 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 - America's Navy and 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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The New's going to be a big one.

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 10:28am 2 Comments

My will graduate high school in June and leave a month later. I busy my mind with planning....our vacation to Arizona... graduation.... New Hampshire/camping...and then his going away picnic. Like all of you, I could not be more proud. I just wish time (for me) would start to crawl.

His last year of high school and then off to boot camp

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 8:08am 5 Comments

My son starts his senior year of high school tomorrow and after that...July 25, 2013 he's off to boot camp. As a mom, I know how fast time is going fly by, he doesn't. He's my last. I look at the posts from my friends on Facebook and they are wishing their 6th and 8th graders a "great first day of school." I'm crying like a baby and he hasn't even started. I know, deep breath.…


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At 9:28pm on April 1, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi! The new adoption for Molly's Adopt A Sailor was announced today in the Discussion Forum on the Molly's page. We hope you will help us send some love from home to these sailors. Pat

At 9:49pm on November 9, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You are also now a member of "MAS We Ship Love" so you have access to the addresses.

Hope you had a great time at the packing party! I know our adoptees will appreciate your efforts!!!

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 12:10pm on August 25, 2013, Bird MomShip13Div363 said…

Hi' , wow, that's great.  too bad it wasnt  the same Div. Thanks for the friend request. What is your Son's name?  Will u be going to IL Sept 27th?  

At 10:47am on August 22, 2012, 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 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! :)



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