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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 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.

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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."

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

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January 2009 Blog Posts (37)

Missing him

I'm so proud of him for finally finding the road he is still choosing to stick with, and yet I still miss him so much. I spent so many years giving and find it so difficult to let go. The early years were about teaching him to walk and talk. Then the years of teaching him to shut up and sit down when necessary followed, but nothing prepared me for this road we're on now. It's like we are in the car on a road to his future and the car stops for me to get out. Then I go back home and he moves on,… Continue

Added by Anita5JS5 on January 31, 2009 at 12:50am — 1 Comment


Hi All!!

Well, Jeremy graduated boot on 23 Jan 09. What an exciting time! We were so very lucky that he didn't end up a grad and go! He ships out to Pensacola on Wednesday and we got to spend the whole weekend with him. There isn't much to do in Chicago in the dead of winter but, Jay felt more like sitting around, anyway, since they don't get to do that during basic...

He looked so skinny and sallow but, I guess 2 months of no sun, working hard and lack of sleep will do… Continue

Added by Suzanne on January 27, 2009 at 7:43pm — No Comments

1st gathering of Georgia Moms...

J.Christopher's - Roswell, GA, January 24, 2009

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 25, 2009 at 9:35pm — 7 Comments

Navy for's not just for moms anymore!

At a recent gathering for the Georgia Moms...we found some Proud Navy Dads joined the fun!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 25, 2009 at 9:12pm — 5 Comments


Loose Lips Sink Ships or OPSEC

Operational Security, also known as OPSEC, is even more important today than in the past. In the simplest terms OPSEC is denying the “bad guys” information so that our military may complete their assignment. We now have more means of communication that may be “intercepted” than ever before. Cell phone conversations and internet/email transmissions need to be guarded.

Conversations on cell phones are very easy to monitor. Discussing… Continue

Added by Melissa Greenfield on January 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Lots of laughter,

coffee and good times are taking place on Saturday with many different Navy Moms gathering all over the country. We will look forward to hearing about your event and even seeing a photo or two!

Have fun meeting everyone!

laughing Pictures, Images and Photos

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 23, 2009 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Back To Basics

As many of you are already aware, the nastiness generated on Scuttlebutt and other areas of the site has come to a close. Scuttlebutt is taking a much-deserved Time Out – perhaps indefinitely. I’ve sent PMs to several members. Personal attacks will not be tolerated and members will be banned if behavior is not corrected. Think before you post. If you can't respond in a civil manner to something, consider walking away.

Let’s move forward and remember why you joined the… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on January 23, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

****** For all our Navy Moms******

If this photo...doesn't describe us all....
Relax and enjoy the site....

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on January 23, 2009 at 11:24am — 3 Comments

PIR 1.22.09

Congrats Pictures, Images and Photos

Congratulations to our newest Sailors that will be going thru PIR this morning! For our moms that traveled to GL, we hope that you will have some great time together with your new sailor. We will look forward to hearing about your weekend when you return. Enjoy!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 23, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Having technical issues? You're not alone!

While our site is no longer running as slow as it was a few days ago when I posted my last blog - many of you have been contacting me about your pages not loading, etc. Frustrating, I know! I've been talking to Ning and we are working to resolve this.

Here is what you can do if you are still having problems:

1. Contact The Ning Team directly through their Help Center. This way they can target their efforts. Just click… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on January 23, 2009 at 1:01am — 3 Comments

Navy Sailors participating in today's inauguration events

I would personally like to congratulate all the Navy moms and families who had a son or a daughter that had anything at all to do with todays many events of the Inauguration of our newest President Obama. They looked fabulous every time I saw a Sailor (man or woman) in their uniform!! What an honor!! I share your Navy pride and your pride as a parent in seeing all of your Sailors!! HOOYAH… Continue

Added by AngiePNMx2 on January 21, 2009 at 7:49pm — 1 Comment

N4M - Running Slooooowww

As many of you have probably noticed by now... our site has been running incredibly slow. The problems began last night and have seemed to grow progressively worse through the day. I've contacted Ning and I'm waiting on their response along with an estimated time on when things will be back to normal. For those of you who have contacted me about this issue, I share your frustration. In the meantime, I'm trying my hardest to address non-technical issues on the site that have been brought to my… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on January 21, 2009 at 2:44pm — 2 Comments

Celebrate A New Beginning in America!!

Added by Sherry James on January 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Yes, We Can ..... And We Have

Added by Sherry James on January 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Now I Know Why ...

... I served. I've thought about my years in the Navy in the past, today is another time for reflection. There was family tradition, patriotism, and practical matters such as the Navy is a darn good career choice. There were always the concepts of freedom and liberty and democracy. But today, my reasons for serving, for supporting our troops and our veterans, today it all hit home. Today is history, today is a day for all Americans to be proud, today is the reason for us all to stand… Continue

Added by Anti M on January 20, 2009 at 11:11am — 3 Comments

Davis strikes Again!

Just wanted to share my… Continue

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on January 20, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Gatherings and ...

Good Times Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday will be quite a day - we have SEVEN events scheduled across the country with our Navy Moms.

Rhode Island,


Tucson, Arizona

Texas...again!!! LOL

New Jersey

East Washington


Of course we have a gathering in Great Lakes on Thursday as well to celebrate our newest group of Sailors!

Be sure to check the "Event" schedule… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 20, 2009 at 3:00am — 11 Comments

Do you know...

Edge Pictures, Images and Photos

and what exactly is HE thinking?!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on January 20, 2009 at 2:30am — 20 Comments

***Look what our Davis Sailors are Doing or have Done***

30 sailors from the USS Rodney M. Davis participated in a COMREL on Friday, November 28th at Casita de Mausi. This community relations project focused on cleaning, prepping and painting the newly reconstructed walls of Casita de Mausi, a non-profit organization that provides lodging for patients currently receiving cancer treatment at the Hospital Oncologico. The new construction will allow for double the capacity of patient lodging. Completion of the painting that was done today brings Casita… Continue

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on January 19, 2009 at 10:21pm — 2 Comments

The new uniform

January 26, 2009 Here's more up to date info about the new working uniform from the NEX in Norfolk.

Just got a call from my son who suggested the Navy open a loan department next to the uniform department. New uniforms are being phased in with the switch mandatory in several years, by 2011 I believe.

The working whites and blues uniforms are replaced by black pants and khaki shirt. This is what he was wearing when an officer asked him… Continue

Added by Ruth, Gun's Mom on January 19, 2009 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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