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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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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5 Things to Avoid This Memorial Day

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CryptoDad replied to Vetmom's discussion 'How to get PIR tickets if PIR is on Wednesday'
"No, once they pass Battle Stations and are "capped" there is nothing that can set back thier graduation date. They may miss their PIR due to some catastrophe, but will ship out as soon as they recover. "
CryptoDad commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR October 27, 2017 TG 51'
"diannep: How do you know I was not talking about failure to graduate on schedule? Although I buy an occasional lottery ticket, I don't put much stock in chance. I'm of the belief that we make our own luck. Kids that come to boot camp…"
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CryptoDad commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR October 27, 2017 TG 51'
""just in case" totally blows my mind. We had done all our travel research before she shipped for boot camp and had everything wrapped up within a couple of hours of learning the PIR date. All reservations can be changed if necessary. And…"
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"Keep waiting. On average it takes about 10 days after arriving at RCT or a week after the box for the form letter. "
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""Which airlines offer refundable tickets or date changes?" Most airlines offer refundable tickets. Be prepared to pay 2, 3 or even 4 times the price of a non-refundable ticket. Change fees: Southwest - $0 Jet Blue - $70 to…"
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"NavySTGMom. Why not call the Navy Lodge and get a definitive answer? (847) 689-1485"
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"Did you see that USS Wasp is in the US Virgin Islands providing assistance to victims of hurricane Irma?  "
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CryptoDad commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR October 20, 2017 TG 50 - 9 Divisions (331-340, & 950) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"You won't know the details of your new Sailor's travel plans until after PIR. He will learn of his flights a few days before PIR but has no way to relay them to you. He will be bused from RTC to the proper airport in the wee hours of…"
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"LoLo4, Look on the bright side: The Navy wants your daughter to succeed so much that they are offering her a do-over. They know she can do it. Hang in there. And keep those cards and letters of support flowing."
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"NavySTGMom, you might want to move over to the Oct 20 group."
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"Only those Sailors in the Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks (PACT) get orders while in bootcamp. Others get their orders after A school."
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""I need to find out more about the meet and greet." Let your eyes drift over the leftmost column."
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Navy brat.
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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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.…


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At 10:15pm on July 13, 2017, Valtameri said…

Love the post about the ring; she has done so many interesting things -- but did you know her whole name is visible? I know you have been on N4Ms for a long time, so maybe you are OK with that?

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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