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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.

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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February 2009 Blog Posts (15)

Blake is in Bootcamp :( Ship 03 USS Hopper Div 162 PIR is on APril 17

My hubby of only 3 wks left Sunday feb 22 for bootcamp....he swore in and got on the plane on monday. Monday night i got a 27 second phone call from him saying he cnt call for 2 wks and that he was packing his box to send to me...these past few days i have been so lonely but i have written him a letter for everyday this week and i got his address from his recruiter yesterday so i mailed four of them yesterday and another today....i just want to hear his voice say i love u....and i got his box… Continue

Added by WHITNEY (B's WIFE) on February 27, 2009 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

Site Enhancements Coming Tonight: New Media Players & Chat!

Hello N4M Members!

If you log on later this evening you’ll notice some changes taking place on our site. Ning will now be offering redesigned video, photo, and music players for all of you to use. Not only will they be customized to match the look of our community, but they’ll also have new features!

There’s also going to be a huge update to Chat! Instead of visiting the Chat tab, you will now be able to chat from anywhere on the site. The Chat window will be at the bottom… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 26, 2009 at 12:42pm — 16 Comments

March Is Women's History Month!

Hello N4M Members!

As some of you may (or may not) already know, March is Women’s History Month! In fact, the 8th of March is actually International Women’s Day. In the spirit of the “holiday”, I wanted to pass along a few facts about women in the Navy that I found.

October 24, 1978, marks the first day active-duty women were assigned to ships. It wasn’t until 1993 that they were able to serve in combat ships and… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

My son left Sunday 02/22/09 for boot camp

It was harder than I thought it would be, but I am so proud of him!! I got my 20 second phone call last night & cried, now I am waiting for the box...

Added by Terri-Dustin's Proud Mom-IC on February 24, 2009 at 12:19pm — 1 Comment

Basics of Basic Training

I posted this in a thread on a forum, and have received several kind words about my post. I thought I would put it in a blog where it could be easily found. Thank you for the support!

I went to boot camp ages ago, but the basics of basic don't change.

1. Bring your sense of humor. Boot camp can be surreal and absurd, enjoy it. Imagine how you'd laugh if you saw what is happening to you in a movie.

2. Listen, listen, listen. One of the things you are… Continue

Added by Anti M on February 24, 2009 at 9:40am — 3 Comments

Good News Son's Congressional Nomination!!

Wow, it's finally here in hard copy form! The official letter from our congressman nominating my son to 2 service academies! It's beautiful (suitable for framing, hmmm) printed on ivory bond paper and with a real signature at the bottom instead of one of those signature stamps. I am grateful to the Lord and continue to pray that my son will receive an appointment to the Naval Academy as we continue to wait. What an exciting time in our… Continue

Added by Sherry James on February 17, 2009 at 9:38pm — 8 Comments

Today's my birthday!!

Added by Sherry James on February 15, 2009 at 12:28pm — 4 Comments

Another Patriot Guard Rider event

So instead of driving to Grinnell last night in the snow, my husband and I went to the QC Flames hockey game with the Patriot Guard Riders. The president of Marine Moms who is also a member of PGR didn't know that we were all in on a big surprise for her birthday. The PGR held flags in the arena aisles (we do this occasionally), the Marine color guard presented the colors. The PGR ride captain, the Marine Mom and I (as Navy Families rep) followed them in. A school group sang the anthem. Then… Continue

Added by Ruth, Gun's Mom on February 14, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ning Updates - Latest Activity Feature

Hello everyone!

As many of you have probably noticed, Ning has updated the Latest Activity feature on the site. This is the box that appears on the top of each of each of your pages that shows your recent activity on the site – who’s pages you’ve commented on, what photos you have uploaded, which discussions you have started, etc. Along with new icons, you are now able to see more details about each action that is listed. If you… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 11, 2009 at 12:33am — 6 Comments

Where in the world is "Sailor/Patrick on a Stick"??

OK...let me start off with a little backround..

Ok sometime last year a group of Navyformoms...Moms...landed in NYC

When we got to NYC, a "Texas Navy Mom" had took all our sailor pictures and put them on a "stick"

But one"Alabama Navy Mom" had already had her "sailor/Patrick on a stick" so..

"A" Navy mom carefully placed the "Patrick/sailor on a stick" in the hotel window so that the "sailor" could get a

great view of the NYC skyline.

After MUCH fun was had in… Continue

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on February 10, 2009 at 2:23pm — 4 Comments

The First Letter

Last week a received an informational generic type letter from a Commander. Corey was able to write a couple of lines but I still have been worrying so much about him. Today was a great day! I grab the mail and there is a letter from my sailor, Corey!!! The First Letter... It was like he was sitting next to me and we were having one of our talks. I feel so much better. I just needed to hear from HIM that he was doing alright. He even had some jokes thrown in. I have no desire to ever fly so he… Continue

Added by Kathy (Corey's Mom) on February 7, 2009 at 1:40am — No Comments

How to find an Ombudsman (Maybe...)

Click on this link: Some Suggestions on How to Find an Ombudsman.doc

Added by Kaye S. on February 5, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

I'm doing better. Just kinda . . . empty. Still worried about son. The funeral is Saturday and we are going down there this evening. Mom's obituary ran yesterday in the Kingman Daily Miner. My step-d…

I'm doing better. Just kinda . . . empty. Still worried about son. The funeral is Saturday and we are going down there this evening. Mom's obituary ran yesterday in the Kingman Daily Miner. My step-dad had me write it. I will check in soon. Thank you everyone for your prayers and condolences. Continue

Added by Kelleypen on February 5, 2009 at 1:02pm — 3 Comments

getting ready to let go

I am still wrestling with the idea that he is going into the Navy and leaving home. I am so proud of him but in the same breath I am worried about surviving without him. I am a single mom so he is the "man" of the house and is the fixer of problems around here. He is my rock and my strength. He has this amazing way of brighting up my day regardless of how bad it is. His smile is so contagious and I already miss it. I see it every day but know that in July I will see it no more. I know he will… Continue

Added by Tammy on February 5, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Spring Meeting in the Planning Stages

Hey Metro Detroit Moms,

Well, what do you guys think? May be we should start connecting with the other moms/wives/girlfriends from our group and plan a mid March get together at Nello's Diner in Royal Oak again.

Let me know how you feel about March 15 or 22nd.

Added by Sherry James on February 5, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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