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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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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 2010 Blog Posts (91)

4 Navy Buddies singing

These guys are singing to a fellow shipmate's son about how they will be there for him forever. I cry everytime I see it.

Added by Schellie-mom -of-a sailor on May 31, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Barbara 1951 Ship 11 Division 215 PIR 6/11

Where can I find out about Battlestations and when this week they are going to have them. Have not heard anything from my son on this matter. Please help. Thank You

Added by Barbara1951 on May 31, 2010 at 8:05am — No Comments

Free Homcoming For Family Members

I found this wonderful website that will take beautiful pictures when it homecoming for free unfortunately it is only wife and family members that can book it and get free picture taken. So since I can’t use the program because I'm a GF in know a lot of you can benefit from someone taking professional pictures.…


Added by Aimee G on May 31, 2010 at 12:01am — No Comments

Memorial Day and its importance to me!

I have always been proud of all the past and present servicemen and servicewomen and have always honored them in any way possible. Now, I have a different appreciation for the servicemen and servicewomen since my three children are part of the Navy. My daughter, Samantha, is a reservist, my older son, John, is full-time SARs and deployed now and heading overseas, my younger son, Matthew, is a DEPPER and ships out in July. Any time a news broadcast talks about the military, I stop in my…


Added by sar-nucnavymom on May 30, 2010 at 8:06pm — 1 Comment


Hey N4M,

I deleted all my previous blogs due to some privacy issues, but I am back and going to update everything that has been going on :).

FIRST OFF, Jake graduated PIR on May 7th (DIV 179) They got all of their flags excpet for one. They did pretty amazing. I am so proud of all of our sailors. (For all of you who still have guys in boot camp, dont worry, he is JUST fine and he is thinking about you all the time and he isn't going to change and be mean and…


Added by bella [mrs. ae2] on May 30, 2010 at 3:07am — 10 Comments

mom and dad separated

my son was living with his dad so they send him the box..would they send me letter from navy when craduation is due... lpease let me trying to call his recruitter maybe he will give me inf......

Added by Proud mom JV (ship 13Div 244 ) on May 29, 2010 at 7:45pm — 6 Comments

I do not have my sons password anymore miss placed the letter with it on can someone help me please

I do not have my sons password anymore miss placed the letter with it on can someone help me please

Added by sharaj ship 7 div 207 aarons mom on May 29, 2010 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

Ship 13 Div#244

YAY!! just got his Information in the mail today. He wrote like four lines of a letter but it was the best four lines in my life I feel so much better... and can;t wait to get a real letter from him iknow he's really busy but does anyone have an estimate on how long it will take till he is ale to write

Added by jessica on May 28, 2010 at 8:49pm — 4 Comments

Would my daughter get Medical or General Discharge i

My daughter may be separated from Navy Boot Camp due medical injuries. She is currently in Ship 6 recouping.

If she is separated, does anyone know if it would be a Medical or General Discharge?

She told me she may also choose to come home to recoup and then go back at a later time to Boot Camp. As a mother, I am not sure this is a good idea as I know she is skeptical that she may suffer the same injuries or worse.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, especially about… Continue

Added by junel on May 28, 2010 at 3:11pm — 5 Comments

Barbara 1951 Ship 11 Division 215 Graduation 6/11/10

Well it's now official graduation getting closer, I am really getting excited. I am now crossing off the days on my calender. Just downloaded the Gate Pass to get on the base. Can't wait to see my son in his Navy White, he is going to really look awesome.

Added by Barbara1951 on May 28, 2010 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Daughter getting different diagnoses

I have some more questions. I heard from my daughter, she now has a

different diagnosis. First it was stress fracture of neck of femur

(shown by xray), then MRI was done and was inconclusive but she may

need surgery. then the latest was bone scan and she was told she would

not need surgery, there were no stress fractures or breaks but stress

reaction to her leg bones. She has yet to be seen by an orthopedic

doctor or any doctor.

Today she got to call me and… Continue

Added by junel on May 27, 2010 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

Where is a magic time machine when you need one?

Only 15 days left until PIR! Somehow it seems time is slowing down this week? Can't get through the days fast enough. Where is a magic time machine when you need one?

So excited I can barely breathe!

June 11, 2010 Hurry up already!

Added by SeaBeeMomma((April)) on May 27, 2010 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

My husband is in boot camp right now. I was reading on other blogs how after boot camp they go to A school I knew about this just didnt know how long it lasted and i read it could be from a couple of…

My husband is in boot camp right now. I was reading on other blogs how after boot camp they go to A school I knew about this just didnt know how long it lasted and i read it could be from a couple of months to a year is this true. If it is a year do the wives get to go to because I couldnt imagine being away from him for a whole year these nine weeks are about kill me. We are having our first child any day while he's at boot camp and I don't want him to miss out on the first year of his life..… Continue

Added by jessica on May 27, 2010 at 8:06am — 12 Comments

Finally Ship 13 DIV#245

Yippee! I can write my son. I contacted his recruiter, and received the information, sent 2 letters off today. Writing another tonight, and some jokes, to lighten the mood.

Being able to write,helps me feel better. Waiting for PIR date, received his box yesterday.

Anyone else child leave on or around May 20th?

Added by jdmom65(ship13 div 245) on May 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Anyone in ship 13 Division 244......???

Anyone in ship 13 Division 244......???

Added by jessica on May 26, 2010 at 10:24am — 3 Comments


Got our letter yesterday so we can now write to her. Let me know if anyone out there has the same address??

A lady overheard me in the dentist office this morning talking about my daughter in boot camp. She stopped me on the way out and said she had been in the Navy as well. Then, she prayed for me and for my daughter. Made me cry. What a blessing to have people around who are so caring!

Added by Amanda's Mom 2010 on May 25, 2010 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

Jobs on Base?

If I go to school and get my degree, to be a Medical Assistant, can I still work on Base? or is there any way I can work on base, and that way if my man and I end up moving in a year or two, I'll still be able to have a job no matter where we go?

How does that work out? If anyone has had to move around, a lot for their loved one, can you help me out with this ? I'm just curious as to whether I can have a stable career, or if it's going to be hard for me to find a job anywhere I go, IF… Continue

Added by gosneysgirl. on May 25, 2010 at 11:58am — 4 Comments

SHIP 13 DIV 240 GRAD JUL 09/10

Any one with a sailor with this div ? thank you

Added by Izas mom )ship13 div 240 on May 25, 2010 at 8:20am — 6 Comments

Any Mecklenburg county VA mom's on this site?


I'm JD's mom, he left May 20th for bootcamp, just wondering if there are any other mom's from my area on here?

Added by jdmom65(ship13 div 245) on May 24, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

When going on leave?

My question is when our sailors put in for leave to come home do they get any kind of military discount or do they have to pay the full price of the plane ticket. Some of of sailors are halfway around the world and it does cost a pretty penny if you know what I mean. Also are they able to catch a military flight on those big cargo planes. Hope someone can answer this question. Thanks again.

Added by Gloria P. on May 24, 2010 at 4:46pm — 4 Comments

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