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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.  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.

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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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America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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What's an Ombudsman and FRG and how to contact them


What's an Ombudsman and FRG and how to contact them

So what are an Ombudsman and a Family Readiness Group, and how do I find mine? Scroll down and read. The websites offered in this group at the official Navy FFSC info and much more. FInding out the Ombudsman info is just one of many things Navy families need to know. Read on!

Location: Navy Wide
Members: 145
Latest Activity: Apr 1

Discussion Forum

How to locate your sailor's Ombudsman and your Family Readiness Group (FRG)

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom May 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Find your Fleet and Family Support Center

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom May 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Contact Your Ombudsman

Started by deeS. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Jun 6, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on September 2, 2016 at 11:33pm

"September is Ombudsman Appreciation Month. Thank you to our Navy ombudsmen, who volunteer their time and work tirelessly to improve the readiness of our commands and the resiliency of our Navy families. Learn more about the Ombudsman Program and contact your ombudsman at"  From Navy Fleet and Family Readiness

Comment by deeS on January 5, 2016 at 10:12am

To locate an ombudsman, go to, and click on the link for Contact Your Ombudsman.  You'll be able to locate the command by region, then alphabetically by command name.  The site allows you to send an email to the ombudsman and they are expected to respond to your email with 24-48 hours.  If they do not have an ombudsman, the site administrator will be notified and arrange contact for you with either a command member or the installation Ombudsman Coordinator.  

Comment by ReneeHum on January 5, 2016 at 9:53am

Im trying to find the Ombudsman for Piont Mugu,CA . Can someone get me to the write page? Thanks

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on February 3, 2014 at 9:55pm

Here's a good slideshow with info and tips from Naval Operations Security (OPSEC):  Facebook Privacy and Account Settings - updated February 2014.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 4, 2013 at 9:26pm

 A good Facebook page to 'like' - the Navy's Ombudsman at Large at 

Currently MCPON Mike Stevens' wife Theresa is the acting OAL - her bio and more info about her post are at the 'About' tab on the Facebook page.

Comment by 2catsn2sailors on November 5, 2013 at 12:30am


I posted the one about the cake. I used Sherry's Cakes twice, once for my son and once for his buddy. It was $25 for the cake and $20 for delivery right to the gate. My son and his buddy both highly recommended the cake.

Here's the link if you need it:

and phone number

(850) 433-4208

Comment by proudmom63 on November 3, 2013 at 8:44pm

hello, all... i am wondering.... awhile back there was talk of someone in or near goose creek, sc that makes cakes. my son's bday is 11/23 and i was hoping someone here would know how to contact the "cakemaker" would love to surprise my son with a homemade cake!

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on August 28, 2013 at 7:18pm

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 23, 2013) Rear Adm. Frank Ponds, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, speaks with the Ombudsman of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) before the ship departed for deployment. Boxer is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Donald Walton/Released)

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on July 28, 2013 at 2:22pm

Good read from Navy Live, the Official Blog of the U.S. Navy!  Ombudsmen Make a Difference in the Lives of Navy Families

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on July 26, 2013 at 2:20pm

Also join the Facebook pages for the Ombudsmen and FRG.  These will be private pages, be sure you get added.  These are the best sources for news and getting answers to questions during deployments (just be sure to observe these OPSEC guidelines).


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