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.  No last names are allowed for the privacy and safety of you and your sailor, even if your last name differs.  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; this page with security recommendations and instructions; and this 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 email, phone, chatrooms, and message boards, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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A GOD sent taxi driver named David "Super Dave"

I was originally going to rent a vehicle for the weekend of December 16th 2016. My son graduated from the Great Lakes Naval command center boot camp. After we looked at the weather and the rules of entering base and the logistics of everthing we wanted to see and do, we decided to go with taxi service that most people use for graduations.For so many reasons it was the greatest decision we made at the last minute. I Came across this company by of course looking…

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Added by Josette Jeanis on January 13, 2017 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

Thank you

Thank you for this site for support of our loved ones.

Added by MiMikt on January 12, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Making a Difference: Moms Helping Homeless Vets

Each day, you may see men and women, even some with children, standing at busy intersections with homemade signs, asking for food or money. Many of these individuals have no permanent home and a some may even be a veteran. As someone with a…

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Added by amynavymom on January 9, 2017 at 10:09am — No Comments

Coin Collection

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

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Added by CryptoDad on January 8, 2017 at 11:54pm — No Comments

I'm just curious if anyone has a son or daughter that is currently in THU.

My son graduated from boot camp on December 16th 2016.  He found out two days prior to that that we was going to be put in THU and not sent on to A School in Pensacola as originally planned. He is being held back because he needs a medical waiver signed.  It is frustrating for him and for us to see him go through this.  He had knee surgery over a year ago and completed everything necessary prior to boot camp that was needed..... Doctor releases etc.  However, it appears that somewhere along…

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Added by EllenL on January 5, 2017 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Don't delete ME!!!

I don't remember if I sent this before or not.  Please don't delete me!  I'm definitely a lurker not a poster.  I have a submariner on the USS Dallas and everything I have learned on here has been a lifesaver.  Mostly a mind-saver!  Kept me from going into total panic mode more than once!

Thanks!!

Added by NJ Navy Mom Ship 03 Div 115 on January 2, 2017 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Letter Question

Hello and thank you for accepting me into this group. Reading all of the blogs/posts has been so informative and has helped to ease our minds a bit. My nephew is currently in bootcamp, DIV912 and set to graduate January 27th at this time. We are in NJ and have quite a few questions regarding flying in, car rentals, where to stay, and how this all works, so I'll be asking more questions in the weeks to come!...but first, my nephew had asked in a phone call last week to please send some pictures… Continue

Added by ProudAunt08 on January 2, 2017 at 4:27am — 2 Comments

DO NOT DELETE ME

I would like to stay on the web site Please do not delete me.

Added by abbyblue on December 23, 2016 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

THANK YOU

This site is AWESOME. Thank you for helping new Navy moms learn the ropes.

Added by CSW on December 21, 2016 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Thanks so much!

Thank you so much for all the information about bootcamp!! It helps out alot!

Added by TipTip on December 20, 2016 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Missing my son!

My son left last Thursday. I felt like I had lost him forever! I am better now. I know he is ok. It is so cold up there!

I am so glad to have this website for comfort!

Added by TipTip on December 19, 2016 at 3:23pm — 2 Comments

Gratitude

Very grateful for everyone's input. It's very supportive and informative. Merry Christmas to all.

Added by lindag on December 17, 2016 at 2:18am — No Comments

My son has been medically discharged

My son has been medically discharged for asthma and depression,i just hope and pray that he will accept it in his heart soon coz he said he hasn't been sleeping for some nights already,pls help me pray for my son..

Added by Mareanne on December 13, 2016 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Never Forget

Added by CryptoDad on December 7, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Please Keep Me!!

I know I haven't posted in a while but this website was and is my savior for dealing with my daughter's journey with the Navy.  She is currently stationed in Iwukani, Japan which was her 1st duty station straight out of A school....Hard times!  She is happy now but it was a struggle in the beginning weeks that she left. She is in a good place mentally now and Im happy for that.  I have made lifelong friends because of this website and would like to remain a member.  If anyone else has a…

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Added by Denisep216 on December 5, 2016 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

Dont delete. Member since 2012

Hi everyone. Poating cause havent been on in quite awhile. I dont want to be deleted. My first SR was sepped and home July 3 2013. My second SR is now and active duty AG and loves it.

Added by Steph Proud AG Mom on December 3, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments

Don't want to be deleted. My son is stationed in Washington, he's on the USS Penn Gold.

Don't want to be deleted. My son is stationed in Washington, he's on the USS Penn Gold. Continue

Added by S Oregon mom on December 3, 2016 at 3:53am — No Comments

Crazy life x4

I'm moving cross country to be close to Son1 & family. Juggling the following:

  • House 1 (sold, in escrow, to close at year end required an emergency probate attorney today, along with a zillion other details
  • House 2 (completing build, to close at year end) so, so many details, contractors, inspectors, lawyers
  • House 3 (Mom's, to be sold) almost finished packing, predominantly by myself. 1st pod arrived, 1st of several moving crews to arrive tomorrow,…
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Added by zStratMom on December 2, 2016 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Over a year now

Hello all, just wanted to come on here and say Hello. I haven't posted anything in a long time. It's been over a year since my daughter graduated boot camp. I have gotten a lot better at being an emptynester. But I still have days where I miss having her around me. I'm happy that she'll be home for her Christmas leave. :)
Well, hugs to all. Stay strong & positive! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ! 

Added by Tati's mum on December 2, 2016 at 11:26am — No Comments

I don't post often - Just don't want to be deleted... Merry Christmas!!   I know its a little early

I don't post often - Just don't want to be deleted...

Merry Christmas!!   I know its a little early

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Added by Lgallagher on December 2, 2016 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

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