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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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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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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.



March 2009 Blog Posts (21)

Sailor Quote Sunday

"I have a son. I love my son. I want everything that I do to be so safe that I would be happy to have my son operating it. That's my fundamental rule."

~ Admiral Hyman G. Rickover

Added by Sue S on March 29, 2009 at 9:17am — 1 Comment


My son is home for 11 days. We are so happy. I've never been so proud of him. I just wish he was able to stay longer.

Added by Gloria P. on March 28, 2009 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Before I was a mom, this is not my work however it does say how I feel.

Before I was a Mom,

I never tripped over toys

or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not

my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never been puked on.

Pooped on.

Chewed on.

Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind

and my thoughts.

I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,

I never held down a screaming child

so doctors could do tests.

Or… Continue

Added by Suzanne on March 28, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Big Dog to go to Afghanistan


A 4-legged BigDog robot descends a snowy hill in a field test of its versatility. The U.S. military is deploying the robots to Afghanistan to navigate the country's treacherous terrain and limit the damage done by IEDs.

My nephew had to have… Continue

Added by CCR on March 24, 2009 at 2:10am — 2 Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"The sea is the same as it has been since before men ever went on it in boats."

~ Ernest Hemingway

Added by Sue S on March 22, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Sailor Quote Sunday

"We have met the enemy and they are ours..."

Oliver Hazard Perry's immortal dispatch Major General William Henry Harrison after the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813, "we have met the enemy and they are ours--two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop." The victory secured the Great Lakes region for the United States and ended the threat on invasion from that quarter.

Added by Sue S on March 15, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Navy Families on N4M

Hey N4M members!

We're looking for families that have multiple generations using If you're a Navy mom who's sailor is also a member of our community or a proud Navy grandma who's daughter is a proud Navy mom on our site we would love to hear from you. Just send me a PM or reply to this post!

Looking forward to chatting with you!


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 13, 2009 at 12:11pm — 3 Comments

Well, it may not be an appointment to the Naval Academy but ....

When I first read the letter from the Naval Academy Admissions Board I couldn't seem to get farther than the first few words, We are pleased to notify you that the Admissions Board has selected YOU..... OMG, how excited I felt and my son was clearly pleased as well (but of course had his teenaged coolness prevailed). Once I got past the first few words I realized that he had NOT been accepted into the Naval Academy as a "direct admit," the… Continue

Added by Sherry James on March 13, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Posting Pics

Just posted a few pics of Scott, and his little brother. I know these will soon be replace by I-day pics and others.... For now I am happy to remember a few of his younger days. What an amazing young man he has become even since his appointment.

Added by B mom of S on March 12, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments


HERE ARE THE CURRENT COMMUNITIES. If your sailor is on one of these ships, you can look it up and read stories

Current Communities:

USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

USS Coral Sea CVA-43

USS Dwight Eisenhower CVN-69

USS Forrestal

USS George Washington CVN-73

USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75

USS Intrepid CV-11

USS John C. Stennis CVN-74

USS Nimitz… Continue

Added by CCR on March 11, 2009 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments

Please Pray for David--- he has a new heart

The following is todays posting from David's mothers blog... He is a 19 yr old sailor who was on deployment and was airlifted from his ship in January. He is currently at Stanford medical center awaiting a heart transplant. Here is the blog if you would like more info

David just called me and we have a heart. Oh my gosh.... more later...... It is 12:14am..... I am just too stunned for words.


Thank you dear lord for your… Continue

Added by Susan mom to Niko on March 11, 2009 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

{The other side of the story} China says U.S. naval ship broke the law

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Tuesday that a U.S. Navy ship involved in a confrontation with its fleet off the southern island of Hainan had violated international and Chinese laws.

Washington had urged China to observe international maritime rules after the Pentagon said five Chinese ships, including a naval vessel, harassed the USNS Impeccable in international waters on Sunday.

"The U.S. claims are gravely in contravention of the facts and confuse black and white and… Continue

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on March 10, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

U.S. says Chinese vessels harassed Navy ship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States Monday urged China to observe international maritime rules after the Pentagon said five Chinese ships, including a naval vessel, harassed a U.S. Navy ship in international waters.

The Chinese vessels "shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity" to the USNS Impeccable on Sunday, with one vessel coming within 25 feet of the U.S. ship, a U.S. Defense Department statement said.

The American ship, an unarmed… Continue

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on March 10, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Profile Questions Changed - Please Update!

Hello N4M Members!

In order to get a better idea of who our members are and to help you find other members using the Advanced Search feature, we have made some adjustments to our member Profile Questions.

You’ll notice that some questions were removed and some were added. We’ve also made a few questions required and private. This is in reaction to some privacy concerns that were expressed and also to help us understand who is joining so we can improve the way the site… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 9, 2009 at 2:30pm — 22 Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"The ocean has always been a salve to my soul...the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in salt water. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land."

-Jimmy Buffett

Added by Sue S on March 8, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Who loves Navy History?

Do you love museums? Do you especially like history about the Navy, or the military in general?

We would love to have you post your family pictures, naval carriers, ships, subs, planes, anything you have found in your archives, family albums, etc. I think the winner is a 4th generation Navy family. Does anyone have 5?

We love to hear stories. Come join our group and post your old photos in our discussions. If you want to know about planes, Connie is our airplane expert,… Continue

Added by CCR on March 6, 2009 at 4:19pm — 5 Comments

Please Stop! one more time

HI I am Diane Shawns mom.....

I have been on this site, well for a year now....

And yes I am a member of "gooof trooop' and DAM proud.

the members of this group have grown to be a family. We know everything about each other, spouse, sailors and even the family pet..Most of us have travel the country just to meet one another and truly care about the everyday goings on in each other life. We stand by each other when our lives get real difficult. I truly do not see the wrong in… Continue

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on March 3, 2009 at 11:42am — 12 Comments

First Meet and Greet

So Cal Mom’s held our first Get Together on March 1st at the Rockbottom Brewery & Restaurant in Long Beach, CA. It was a warm and sunny day and perfect enough to be out riding our Harleys, huh Lisa? Well, I ride behind my hubby on his bike. We all enjoyed the pasta buffet along with rolls and Caesar salad. There were three different types of pastas served and all very delicious. We finally were able to meet each other in person and get to… Continue

Added by Karen (KC's mom) on March 2, 2009 at 4:34am — 7 Comments

Happy -1st ~~March 1st 2009

Happy 1st Birthday
I love you!
Diane {Shawn's mom}

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on March 1, 2009 at 5:00pm — 35 Comments

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