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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  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.

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Navy.com Para Familias

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

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spyder013
  • Female
  • Peoria, AZ
  • United States

Spyder013's Friends

  • melissaw
  • Maureen ( Ship 11 Div 172)
  • NavyMom2008
  • snoogeroo
  • Sarah's mom. Ship 07 DIV 077
  • joirenee
  • mamasan 4/809
  • Silverado
  • Chels's mom
  • Sparkle_Mary
  • Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom
  • Pat (MP)
  • Anna

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spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Perfect!"
May 10
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Wow! And totally makes sense about the shooting...thanks for the explanation. Happy mother's day to all ."
May 10
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"That's a thought also. :). Keep us posted...Anna, guess it's your call! Dont know time frame but will be back in az in October:)."
May 10
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Gosh ladies, which hotel? If I'm in phx, I would love to join you also. I'm currently in Washington:)!"
May 10
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"How exciting for you to meet the ship. There should be information with the ships website about how to get secure information. There will be people to help if they don't have shuttles to ship area nut plan on walking from gate just in case.…"
May 9
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Congratulations! That's awesome!"
May 6
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"That sounds awesome Anna! I especially love Pikes! How are your knees doing? Sounds like a lot of walking, no wonder hot tub was favorite place:). Merry Christmas to you and your family. And welcome to the new Members! This is a perfect place for…"
Dec 23, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Merry Christmas to you and your families everyone!"
Dec 22, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Beautiful dress as well as daughter! And your words of wisdom to Melissa and other new mom's are perfect!"
Nov 13, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Congratulations!"
Oct 12, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Happy Birthday Jaydee! What a great surprise for you. And awesome news about your son Anna! Hope all is well with everyone!"
Oct 11, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Youve got This! Way to go Anna!"
Oct 2, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Prayers Anna, you've got this!"
Sep 25, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Congratulations on her re-enlisting. Lots more adventures coming your way.:)"
Aug 31, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"The remote systems are awesome! I loved mine during summer and winter:). Car stays locked until you unlock it. Getting ready to have one installed at Christmas:)."
Aug 29, 2018
spyder013 commented on Anna's group 'Moms of Daughters 2'
"Oleander, yes, this is gorgeous weather. 73 right now with a low of 57. Dew on the grass this morning, and smoke from fires appear to be clearing out. As you say, everything is relative:)!"
Aug 23, 2018

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Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Things seem to change more often than not. my sailor has definitely matured during the first two years.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:29pm on August 31, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.

At 10:05am on March 28, 2014, Maureen ( Ship 11 Div 172) said…

Hi Spyder,

I just sent you an e-mail.

Lemoneleohant told me to change the my privacy settings and maybe I went a little overboard. One of the choices was having approval on comments left on my page. I should probably change that.

Maureen

At 3:55pm on March 27, 2014, Maureen ( Ship 11 Div 172) said…

Hi Spyder,

How do I find the AZ group? Most people around look at me blankly when I say my daughter joined the Navy, as this is Air Force territory! However, I grew up in San Diego which is a huge Navy town and back then they still had NTC.

At 1:17pm on April 19, 2012, Anna said…

spyder013,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!! I see you also belong to the WA/OR group.  I belong to that group because my daughter is out there.  There is another mom, Sarah's Mom, on that group that has a  daughter on the USS Shoup.  Maybe your daughters know each other!!  Looking forward to learning about you and your sailor!!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!

At 10:46pm on December 14, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 

-Colleen

 
 
 

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