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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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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.



May 2009 Blog Posts (24)

Sailor Quote Sunday

"The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most".

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

Added by Sue S on May 31, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Pizza and Phase 10!

(Saturday May 30, 2009)

Just finished a great evening eating pizza and playing Phase 10 with Brandon and Savannah (NAS Oceana), Trever (USS Gunston Hall), David (USS Harry S. Truman), Brad (USS George Bush). By the end of the Phase 10 game I think we were all a little flaky! It was fun! We laughed a lot!!

Added by John and Yvonne on May 30, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Sailors Wanted ♥

Check this out Girls...Today Show looking for our Beautiful and Handsome Sailors ♥ ♥

Lets show the Today Show what WE are made of

Just click at link above and get those photos in!!! ♥

Added by diane {Shawns mom} on May 28, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Today May 27, 2008

My daughter, Chrissy left for Boot Camp today. I hope and pray that she does ok. She is a single Mom, and it was very hard for her to leave her 2 year old son with his father. She is 24 years old, and has an Associate's degree so was able to go in as an E-3. She was happy about that. She is also signed up for Techincal school after Basic Training. She got one of 30 slots just for woman. So that is nice that she will be with other woman. She said before she left that she hope to find another… Continue

Added by Vickyrun on May 27, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Top Ten Moments from the Memorial Day BBQ at Midland Beach - in no particular order

On Memorial Day some of us from the NY and surrounding states got together to host a BBQ at Midland Beach in Staten Island for some of the sailors and marines in port for Fleet Week. Below are some of my favorite moments but if I listed all of my favorite moments, it would be pages and pages. If you attended, please feel free to add your own Top Ten.

1. All the Moms, Dads, family and friends who helped get this event together.

2. CNA, the USO, The Liberty Bell Singers,… Continue

Added by Sue S on May 27, 2009 at 5:30am — 24 Comments

Message to my friends

Ok guys- I got through graduation of my youngest. I have been busy this summer so far-I have joined 2 scrapbook groups-one meets every Friday morning and the other one meets once a month.I have reorganized my scrapbook supplies.trying to catch up on scrapbook stuff-watch my family play volleyball and take my pictures-talking to Heather-she got a new camera so now maybe I can get some new pictures.I hope everyone is having a great day-week-weekend-vacation. I also added some new pictures. I hope… Continue

Added by Irene McClure on May 26, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy

Added by Sue S on May 24, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Fleet Week in NYC

It's Fleet Week in NYC. There's no better place to go if you want to see lots of sailors and ships. Some Moms from NY and surrounding states are getting together this Memorial Day and hosting a BBQ for 75 sailors and 25 Marines at Midland Beach on Staten Island. Some of us are meeting up tomorrow and others will be arriving on Monday.

I can't wait to meet some of my new friends and of course, there will be some GOOD friends too. Yes, Miss Brenda Sue, herself is flying in from the big… Continue

Added by Sue S on May 23, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Fleet Week

Fleet Week is here and my boy will be home for 4 days can't wait to see him tomorrow.

Added by Gloria P. on May 21, 2009 at 9:28pm — 1 Comment

New Widget: Navy Speak!

Hello N4M Members!

When I first joined you as admin of this community, it took me awhile to figure out some of the Navy lingo that I saw all over the site. DEP? PIR? What are these ladies talking about? :)

I know that many of you have had the same questions, so to help you out we’ve developed a new tool just for you – NAVY Speak, a acronym widget! It’s located at the column on the right where you can access it whenever you come across a Navy term (or… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 21, 2009 at 5:39pm — 11 Comments

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day Pictures, Images and Photos

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day, hope you can attend a parade, have a bbq with family and friends, hug a sailor or get a phone call and most importantly think of those that served so our lives can be safe in the USA.

We are very fortunate that our Sailor will be with us for the holiday weekend, can't get much better than that!

Happy Memorial Day to…

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 21, 2009 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

Good fellowship...

This morning Evan a percussionist with the Army Band at Fort Lee drove down to see us and we had some nice fellowship together. I had some errands to run and he went to see a sailor buddy of his. Later in the afternoon lllkllllllllEvan, his friend, and his kfriend's fiance came over again and we all went to Azalea Garden Church of God. ur men's fellowship meets at Shoney's on monday evenings. Savannah joined Yvonne at the ladies Bible study at the church (Beth Moore's study on Esther). Then we… Continue

Added by John and Yvonne on May 18, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required".

Prince Andrew
British Prince

Added by Sue S on May 17, 2009 at 9:23am — 2 Comments

Saturday Evening Activity...Fun!

Yvonne and I and Nic (USS Carl Vinson) just got back from enjoying an all you can eat buffet at Pizza Hut, playing 18 holes of miniature golf at Lynnhaven Golf Park, and ice cream at Dairy Queen. Fun evening!

Added by John and Yvonne on May 16, 2009 at 9:51pm — 4 Comments

Happy (Belated) Mother's Day

060606-N-2248M-002 Norfolk, Va. (June 6, 2006) - Families wave goodbye as the Sailors aboard the amphibious transport ship USS Nashville (LPD 13) and the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departs Naval Station Norfolk. Navy photo by Draftsman 1st Class Moises Medel (RELEASED)

A mother teaches her child how to sail his

own boat...and then stands tall, hiding her

tears, as he pulls away from the…

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 11, 2009 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

19 Months

Thats how long its been since we've seen James in the flesh,put our arms around him. I have already let him know that when I see him (hoping for this summer) I'm going to squeeze him to death. his response to that was " I'll run I'd like my insides to stay on the inside lol "

But other than that all is well for James overseas. He looks good, tired sometimes but thats to be expected. Modern tech rocks!!!! Vonage,skype,computers,cell phones,emails,web cams just think how the families… Continue

Added by Melissa Greenfield on May 11, 2009 at 9:11am — No Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"Hey, Mom - Happy Mother's Day"

~ My sailor to me on Mother's Day
(so he's not famous but to me, he is a very important sailor)

Added by Sue S on May 10, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


I knew my son did the best thing by joining the Navy, and this weekend is proof of just how much he's matured. He came home to surprise a former teacher who was awarded "Master Teacher" at a banquet last night. This banquet tends to be long with 12 teachers profiled with the reasons of why they were chosen. Not once during the program did my son say to me, "How much longer?" So many of his teachers happened to be there from elementary and junior high school and were thrilled to see him in his… Continue

Added by Ruth, Gun's Mom on May 9, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Profile Question Updates - Part 2

Hello N4M Members!!

Awhile back, we made some big updates to our profile questions (see original blog post). We received a lot of feedback from all of you and I wanted to let you know where we are at.

One of the biggest requests people had was regarding location. Unfortunately, Ning has still not offered up privacy settings for this. We are determined to work with them on making this a… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 9, 2009 at 7:12am — 4 Comments

Wow - what great kids I have!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 8, 2009 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

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