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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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August 2017 Blog Posts (13)

Navy Federal Credit Union

Good Morning - I am wondering if anyone else has had issues with Navy Federal Credit Union.  Our sailor is on deployment and before he went we went to a lawyer to have power of attorney paperwork done so that we could help him do things while he was away.

We didn't have any problems until recently.  Our sailor was online and locked himself out of his account (guess he forgot his password) so I tried to go online and reset.  Wasn't able to.  Took our power of attorney paperwork to the…


Added by MamaValley on August 30, 2017 at 3:17pm — 8 Comments

Sending Letters

My Son has PIR coming up on September 15th, when will be a good time to stop sending him letters? I've read that the last two weeks of BC can be very busy. I don't want to write more letters than he will be able to receive or have time to read. Any advice will help. Thanks.

Added by RJNavyMom on August 29, 2017 at 4:29pm — 5 Comments

Need extra tickets for graduation September 29th

I have a huge problem! My ex husband u shall say and the father of my son will not give me my rightful tickets that were sent to him by mistake... his son does not want him to come to graduation and has told me where those 4 tickets go to! Recruiter said to try on here if someone had some extra tickets they arnt using.... please help Me! We are trying to fix this another way but in the meantime I need help from my fellow Navy moms! Thank you

Added by Victoria S Bandych on August 25, 2017 at 11:40am — 13 Comments

Meet and greet?

My son graduates tomorrow 08/25. Can anyone tell me, if there is a "meet and greet" thus evening? And if so, where does it take place? Help please and Thank You IN advance.

Added by Ladyinred on August 24, 2017 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

Daughter leaving for boot camp on August 31, 2017

Hello everyone, I haven't been posting on this site although I have been reading all of the questions and answers that have been posted. I've learned very helpful information. We found out today that my daughter will be leaving on August 30 for boot camp. I'm not sure which group to join- leaving in August or leaving in September. I thought maybe both to be safe. Her recruiter told her that graduation would be in 8 weeks of her ship date but I've seen on here it would be 9 weeks. I'm…


Added by AmbersMom on August 23, 2017 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

So proud but finding it very difficult...

Hello everyone...
I'm a new Navy mom and my son left for boot camp today! I know it's still very knew and only the first day however he is my first one to leave home and I'm having an extremely tough time emotionally. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I have read many of the comments and it looks like letter time varies. Any help is appreciated...

Added by Timsmom97 on August 21, 2017 at 9:23pm — 18 Comments

Stay strong

It's almost been a month since my Daughter left for Navy boot camp- we have a lot of military in our family all men, she will be the first women to serve our beautiful country. I'm reminded of her call to duty each time I pass her room! I'm growing prouder and stronger each day as I realize it took so much courage to hear and fallow that call.Im staying Strong for her & learning the Navy needs us as much as we need the Navy! Can't wait to see her in her dressed whites-ship12- div 292!!

Added by Contessa on August 15, 2017 at 11:51am — 4 Comments

Ship 02 DIV 946

Hello, My husband is on Ship 02 DIV 946. Does anyone have a love one in the same group? I thought i would get a hand written letter by now but so far nothing. Im hoping this weekend i get a call since its week 3. My daughter and i are going crazy just t this week we send maybe 6 or 7 letters . Im sure he will be able to tell we miss him. Has anyone this this Ship/div heard from them? I'm guessing no news is good news, well at least that what i keep telling myself! If you have a love one in…


Added by nmr0712 on August 12, 2017 at 1:32pm — 4 Comments

Basic Training - Daughter

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this and would like to post that my daughter started basic training this week. I would like to learn more about her basic training. I miss her a lot and the more I connect with others it will help greatly! Thanks, Chris

Added by Zoey on August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm — 16 Comments


Can any one provide a list or link to restaurants and attractions near the navy base, SR is only able to spend a few hours with us so we wanted to do something close by so we don't have to rush.



Added by mygod5 on August 7, 2017 at 1:32pm — 6 Comments

Graduation 25th of August

Sooo excited...cant wait to see my Sailor girl!

Added by Cher1 on August 6, 2017 at 7:19pm — 1 Comment

Our son left 7/13 as well

Our son shipped out 7/13 as well and we just got our first personal letter today. All is well with him and boot camp is everything he thought it would be. Take heart. You will hear from your recruit soon.

Added by Tandk on August 4, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Ship 14 Division 237

Do anyone know anyone on ship 14 div. 237? Because my son lift on 6/12 and all I get was on letter and yet no call. Please help me

Added by JR.MOM.FLORIDA on August 1, 2017 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

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