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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.  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!

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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."

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PIR February 2017

This PIR groups is for those with loved ones graduating in the month of February 2017. A place to chat, gather information, share concerns and get support as your recruits start their Navy careers as future Sailors.

PIR: February 3, 2017 TG 13 -  13 Divisions (061-072 and 913)   Each recruit will be permitted 3 guests. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY 3 GUESTS ALLOWED

PIR: February 10, 2017 TG 14 -  8 Divisions (073- 078, 914 & 915)  Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.

PIR: February 17, 2017 No PIR

PIR February 24, 2017 No PIR

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 115
Latest Activity: Feb 14

WELCOME to the group for loved ones with recruits graduating in January 2017. PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP.

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N4M's Community Guidelines
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OPSEC.

~OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance.

~N4M’s also has Community Guidelines just like any other social media.

~Please take the time to read the OPSEC and N4M’s Community Guidelines.

~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:

• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:

• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.

Some Suggestions:

~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.

~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option

~It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends".

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Discussion Forum

PIR: February 10, 2017

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by Faith love and hope Feb 9. 57 Replies

PIR: February 3, 2017

Started by ellen0502. Last reply by AZMom Feb 3. 33 Replies

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Comment by Halle3833 on January 11, 2017 at 7:04pm
HildaR I received letters on Friday as well from Ship 2 DIV 914 hopefully you will get yours soon. It's a wonderful feeling!
Comment by CSW on January 11, 2017 at 4:22pm

WendyLP

You did a great job getting your son here. Parenting adults is 10 times more difficult than babies because now our job is to sit back be supporting but quiet and transition from parent to friend!

He wouldn't be here if you didn't do  A GREAT JOB to get him to this point.

Comment by WendyLP on January 11, 2017 at 3:52pm

My son is in ship 4 div 61. PIR on 2/3. I'm counting the days, I miss him so much. But I realize I need to figure out this "missing him" thing because he's all grown up and ready to see the world! Happy to have this forum.

Comment by ShawnMom on January 11, 2017 at 2:49pm

seabee53-How wonderful! I'm really missing my girl today and would love a stack of letters. Enjoy!

Comment by ShawnMom on January 11, 2017 at 1:26am
HildaR, I received my first letter from my SR in 914 on Friday. Hopefully, yours will come soon.
Comment by talorns on January 11, 2017 at 12:29am

My daughter is in ship2div914. She said everyone,'s coping and hopeful, days are bc no time to write much, she wrote a long letter and I am glad they are handling all the task well...

Comment by HildaR on January 10, 2017 at 9:38pm

my recruit is in ship 2 div 914. I haven't received any mail yet. dose anyone have any news?

Comment by seabee53 on January 10, 2017 at 8:09pm

Got a stack of letters yesterday!  It was so great to hear from her.  It's really interesting to hear, just from her letters, how she is maturing.  Never much for attention to detail, the RDCs seem to have a way of instilling it in her that I never could.  She was talking about shining her boots, and I'm thinking OMG, who is this person writing to me?!?

Comment by ShawnMom on January 10, 2017 at 6:10pm

That certainly explains much, doesn't it?

Thank you for sharing.

Comment by LLN15 on January 10, 2017 at 4:37pm

To all of us moms - enjoy....

THE MAKING OF A MILITARY MOM~
When the good Lord was creating mothers, he was into his fifth day of overtime.
An angel appeared and said, “You’re having a lot of trouble with this one. Why not use the standard model?”
And the Lord replied, “Have you seen the specifications on this order? Give birth to a child that will become one of my warriors; instill values of duty, honor, and country into them from birth while teaching them to be compassionate and loving; safeguard this treasure through flu, sickness, cuts and scrapes knowing that she can’t be with them when country calls; embrace them but let go of her precious gift to perfect strangers; brighten their day when all seems confused not knowing the pain they are enduring; have the patience of a saint when waiting for them to return home; and have two sets of shoulders to handle the weight of both love and uncertainty.”
The angel shrugged slowly looking down and said, “two sets of shoulders… no way!”
And the Lord answered, ”Don’t worry, we’ll make other military mothers to help carry the burden. Besides it’s not the shoulders that are causing the problem, it’s the heart. It must swell with pride, sustain the ache of separation, beat on steadily when it’s too worried to do so and be large enough to say, “I Understand” when it doesn’t.
“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve gently. “Come to bed… finish this tomorrow!”
“I can’t,” said the Lord. ”I’m so close to creating something special and unique. Already I have one who heals herself from within; can send joy a thousand miles away in just a small box; able to cheer them up with one phone call and can wave good-bye from a pier, a car or off a runway and understand that it is important to her country that they leave.”
The angel circled the model of the military mother very slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed.
“But tough,” said the Lord excitedly. “You cannot imagine what this woman can do or endure.”
“Can it think?”
“Can it think? It can home school if need be”
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”
“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord. “It’s a tear.”
“What’s it for?” asked the angel.
“It’s for joy. Sadness. Disappointment. Pain, loneliness and pride!”
“You are a genius,” sighed the angel.
The Lord looked somber and replied, “I didn’t put it there."
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