This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.


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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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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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Any Sailor not taking advantage of Tuition Assistance (TA) while on active duty is throwing away $4000 a year.…Continue

5 Things to Avoid This Memorial Day

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5 Things to avoid this Memorial Day-- While there are dozens of ways you can honor America’s fallen this Memorial Day, there are a few things to avoid doing to maintain the spirit of the day.1. Don’t…Continue


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CryptoDad replied to concernedbff's discussion 'Life after Graduation (+mail)'
"First, don't worry about the colored envelope. That's largely a myth. Next, priority mail won't get there much quicker. The delays are within the Great Lakes mail handling system. The bad news: Most new Sailors leave for A school on…"
CryptoDad replied to Jaredsmom's discussion 'SR Title after boot camp'
"He will be an AN, Airman, after PIR."
CryptoDad replied to roseinfullbloom's discussion 'Worst and Best Places to be Stationed??'
"My Sailor's favorite was Naval Support Facility - Thurmont. MD."
CryptoDad replied to Joannie Crocker's discussion 'Looking for Ship 6 Div 349, grad 11/3/17'
"And Joannie, no last names here."
CryptoDad replied to Joannie Crocker's discussion 'Looking for Ship 6 Div 349, grad 11/3/17'
"You might want to join this group:"
CryptoDad replied to lynn9600's discussion 'Calls and such'
"Recruits are issued a NEX debit card with enough $$$ on it to cover necessities, including phone cards, stamps & stationary. There is really no need to send anything (especially money), but if you want to, go ahead. My daughter bought the fancy…"
CryptoDad replied to Mom to 6 boys!'s discussion 'New to this site! Worried mother. Oldest decided to go to Navy'
"Your son isn't going anywhere without training. What job, i.e. rating, will he be training for?"
Aug 14
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Aug 7
CryptoDad commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR September 8, 2017 TG 44'
"There have been conflicting reports on the use of the chapel (not cathedral) recently. You may want to try calling the RTC Public Affairs Office. Worst case is that your extras may find themselves escorted off base. Better idea: Ask if your…"
Jul 22
CryptoDad replied to OklahomaNavyMoM's discussion 'Curious???'
"Form Letter - Phone Calls - Scroll down the page to the discussion named "Phone call""
Jul 22
CryptoDad replied to Kawand's discussion 'Phone call'
"Key word - "anytime""
Jul 20
CryptoDad liked Kawand's discussion Nervous
Jul 16
CryptoDad commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR September 1, 2017 TG 43 - 13 Divisions (265-276 & 943) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"The guest list isn't finalized until a few days before PIR. Tell your Seaman Recruit and s/he will make the changes."
Jul 14
CryptoDad replied to Aweightomyheart's discussion 'Did I read something about Coins?'
"..... and so on. Like personal coins from the interesting people your Sailor may meet.   Or those that are earned.It's the ones you can't buy that mean the most."
Jul 14
CryptoDad replied to HSC8 wife's discussion 'Squadron already deployed will my fiancé be'
"It all depends on the needs of the Navy. The AM RATING CARD doesn't show C school as an option, so joining his squadron looks like a strong possibility."
Jul 13
CryptoDad commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR August 18, 2017 TG 41- 7 Divisions (251-256 & 941) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"I'm afraid that you will find that much has changed since your husband was in. It's likely your son is will spend a year with the fleet, in a job of the Navy's choosing, before he can do anything about striking for a rating."
Jul 12

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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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13 Years Ago Today....

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

My daughter posted the following on Facebook this morning:

To the blind eye this looks like a class ring but it's way more important...

13 years ago today at 17 years old I made the biggest decision of my life…

This will only take a minute.....

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 9:03am 13 Comments

Can we all just take a minute and say a prayer for the seven Navy Moms who this wekend received the phone call that no parent ever wants receive.

Carry on, USS Fitzgerald.

Coin Collection

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Daughter says that every time she moves and unpacks her coins the collection seams to have grown.…


Never Forget

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At 10:25pm on May 22, 2017, NavyMomto#28 said…

Earlier you posted about PIR pins.  Can you reply with the link. Thanks!


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