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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A little about me:
I am a mom of 4. I have 2 boys who are in the Marine Corps and at this time my daughter is going through Navy bootcamp. I have a 15 yr old daughter still living at home. I have a wonderful husband of 12 years.
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
To be supportive. Remember that what is hard on me, is twice has hard on my children. Always, no news is good news and never lose hope.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 6:00pm on March 26, 2011, MarianneKT's Mom said…
See your daughter is on the Essex - what rate?  How long?  My daughter Katie is a DC and has been there since April 2009.
At 2:03am on November 25, 2010, Cathi said…
At 4:12pm on October 7, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
Hi heathersmom, Welcome to N4Ms. Nice pictures. Looks like you have found some groups. Have you seen Safe Harbor, or Molly's Adopt a Sailor? My son has been in the Navy almost 4 years now and is a submariner. He recently deployed and I thought I was ready. But they can not tell you exactly when they are deploying so when I read in the news that they had deployed several days before it shook me a bit. But these Navy Moms helped me get through it quickly. He called from their first port and said "Hi mom. I'm in S. Korea." He sounded so happy. I joked with my family that I was not sure if he was happy to have his feet on the ground or to be in a foreign country. Then I decided it was both. He wants to see the world. Hope your daughter does well. You will be proud of her. Blessings,
At 3:56pm on September 12, 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! :)

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