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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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Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

Started this discussion. Last reply by hooyahsuzy 14 hours ago. 2 Replies

Those of you with kids heading for boot camp in January will want to read this:Navy Sets New Physical…Continue

Navy Going To The Dogs

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VIDOR, Texas (Aug. 31, 2017)…Continue

New Web Tuition Assistance Automation Significantly Speeds Approval Process

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


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CryptoDad replied to lemonelephant's discussion 'Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC'
"Everyone with a son or daughter arriving at boot camp after January 1, 2018 will want to be aware of the the new run standard that must be met before they may commence their basic military training. Recruits will get two chances to meet the standard…"
35 minutes ago
CryptoDad replied to CryptoDad's discussion 'Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp'
"There are going to be a number of moms blindsided by this new physical fitness standard when their kids are discharged in the first week of boot camp. Get a stopwatch and start them running daily. NOW."
15 hours ago
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Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

Those of you with kids heading for boot camp in January will want to read this:Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot CampBeginning Jan. 1, Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy's only boot camp, will require recruits to pass an initial run standard before they may commence basic military training. The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first Physical…See More
CryptoDad replied to MommaB's discussion 'A School During December'
"Any truth? None. The restrictions are mostly on liberty, not leave."
CryptoDad commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR December 15, 2017 TG 06 - 8 Divisions, 037-042 and 906 & 907 Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Calls come when they come. Be ready all the time, phone handy and charged."
Nov 6
CryptoDad commented on FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's group 'PIR December 01, 2017 TG 04 - 10 Divisions, 027-032, 802-804 and 904 Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"I suggest you contact the RTC chapel. From the official RTC web page: RTC Chapel Worship Schedule Memorial Chapel regularly on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings and on special religious Holy days. An array of faith tradition services are offered…"
Nov 3
CryptoDad replied to here4u's discussion 'We need an extra ticket for graduation ceremony Oct. 27,2017'
"here4u, Do you believe that a Recruit who allows total strangers on board a secure military facility by "sharing" his tickets, should ever hold a high security clearance?"
Oct 26
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…"
Oct 19
CryptoDad replied to Jaredsmom's discussion 'SR Title after boot camp'
"He will be an AN, Airman, after PIR."
Oct 16
CryptoDad replied to roseinfullbloom's discussion 'Worst and Best Places to be Stationed??'
"My Sailor's favorite was Naval Support Facility - Thurmont. MD."
Oct 16
CryptoDad replied to Joannie Crocker's discussion 'Looking for Ship 6 Div 349, grad 11/3/17'
"And Joannie, no last names here."
Oct 15
CryptoDad replied to Joannie Crocker's discussion 'Looking for Ship 6 Div 349, grad 11/3/17'
"You might want to join this group:"
Oct 15
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…"
Oct 15

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Greatest regret in my life is that I was talked out of enlisting by someone who did not have my best interests in mind.
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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

Posted on January 8, 2017 at 11:54pm 0 Comments

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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