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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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June 2016 Blog Posts (8)

I need some guidance...

I'm writing this with a broken heart...My daughter was struggling with some separation anxiety in regards to leaving her family and her boyfriend. The Navy decided to cancel her contract saying that she is a risk. They don't want her to get to bootcamp and be sent home because of separation anxiety. I'm devastated and wish I could push her through this initial scary part of leaving her loved ones. 

Added by Kaylasmom on June 29, 2016 at 9:31pm — 3 Comments

Disabling Injury and Relationships

Nobody ever wants to imagine it, but if you have found that your significant other has suffered from a disabling injury, your relationship will be changing in many ways. No matter what line of work you’re in this is always a potential risk, especially in the military. So despite that…


Added by amynavymom on June 27, 2016 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Separation from bootcamp

My son is in the separation process from bootcamp due to a medical issue.  Does anyone know how long the entire process can take?

Added by gogogirl on June 20, 2016 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

Bootcamp misery!

Our son has been at bootcamp almost 3 weeks now and called yesterday and says it wants to come home. He said he was depressed, anxiety out the roof, and not sleeping. He said he was going to talk to someone on Monday and tell them he wants to go home. He said if he had to he would fake an injury. This is the same person who has wanted to join the navy since the sixth grade! I truly believe he needs to give it a couple of more weeks and see how he feels at that time. Everything I have read…


Added by gogogirl on June 12, 2016 at 7:41am — 7 Comments

USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)

Any family members of sailors the USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). My son was assigned there last month and I would love to connect with other family members. Please join me over at the USS Lake Champlain group. 

Added by BowHenn on June 7, 2016 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

New to Divorce

The break-up of a marriage is one of the most difficult things to endure. It is the end of a union between two people who once came together in love to build a future around each other’s dreams, hopes, and expectations. There are many reasons for a divorce, including extramarital affairs, financial issues, domestic abuse, the loss of a child, and irreconcilable differences between two people who have simply grown apart. Divorce is never easy, and it’s important to…


Added by amynavymom on June 7, 2016 at 12:14pm — No Comments

1 year later

June of last year was when my then fiancé (now husband) left for bootcamp. We dated for years and have a son together, we just recently got married! Looking back, I never really expected to get used to this lifestyle so soon. i was lost while he was in bootcamp and no one really seemed to understand me. I was so grateful when I found this site and was able to communicate with everyone that was going through the exact same thing as me at the same time. We were all so excited when PIR finally… Continue

Added by Stephanie on June 6, 2016 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Feeling Really Worried

I just received a call from my SR son, he's been in boot camp a couple of weeks now.  The reason he was allowed to call was for his security clearance, and they needed him to call and ask for a couple of thing's.  In that phone call I asked if he was free to talk a little bit and he said "ya sure". I asked him how he was doing and he said was fine, but then he started to not sound "fine", he said " I'm doing this for you and dad". I noticed his voice sounded terrible, like he had a…


Added by RMac on June 2, 2016 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

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