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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.



November 2008 Blog Posts (36)

Sailor Quote Sunday

"And a sailor you must be if you're going to try ocean voyaging. You'll need a modicum of sailing aptitude, some grasp of mechanical concepts, and a willingness to pitch in and work. Most veteran world sailors fall into the classification of restless adventurers who are always looking at distant horizons."

Hal Roth
After 50,000 Miles

Added by Sue S on November 30, 2008 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Adopted a Sailor


Has anyone out there heard about Adopted a Sailor? Does anyone have a web site to learn more information about this. My son was telling me about this and I went on line and could not find the web site. I live very close to Great Lakes and would love to help out with some of the men and women who can not get home during the holidays, let me know!


Added by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on November 28, 2008 at 8:21pm — 1 Comment

The Difference Between the Air Force and the Navy

In the Air Force, if it isn't written you can do something, then you can't. In the Navy, if it isn't written that you can't, then you can.

(quote from my Air Force pilot cousin!)

Added by Kimandtheboys on November 28, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Admin's Mom Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving :)

Find more videos like this on Navy For Moms

Happy Thanksgiving Moms. :)

Your grateful admin- Catherine… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 26, 2008 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

A great gift to give...

red cross Pictures, Images and Photos

As the holiday season approaches us, the need for blood donation always increases. Perhaps one of the best gifts we can give this year is to donate blood.

To learn more blood donation opportunities, visit or

call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

We all expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Yet sooner or later,… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 25, 2008 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Who do you fight with for the wishbone?

thanksgiving or happy thanksgiving Pictures, Images and Photos

Yes, the reality of our sailor not being home for Thanksgiving hit our daughter today. She wanted to know WHO she was going to fight with on the wishbone? Our son and daughter enjoyed this tradition for years, so do we save the wishbone until he returns home again…

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 25, 2008 at 10:22pm — 6 Comments

To all of our Navy families...

Happy Thanksgiving Pictures, Images and Photos

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 25, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Quote Me, Capture This! 11/25/2008


"You make men love their government and their country by giving them the kind of government and the kind of country that inspire respect and love." –Zechariah Chafee Jr.


081124-N-7668G-033 NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 24, 2008) Family members of the crew of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) hold up signs while observing the submarine's return from a six-month… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment


My son left on November 18th, he did not want my husband or I to be home when he left, so away he went, he called Wednesday night and told us he was at Great Lakes and tired, he wanted to talk to his dad and by the time his father got to the phone he had to go, we felt bad we really did not get to talk with him. So Friday came and my daughter came in from school and I thought we would have a pretty good weekend and then Friday night a box came, we were trying to figure out what we had ordered,… Continue

Added by Debbie (Stephen's mom) on November 25, 2008 at 10:02am — 2 Comments

This and That: Admin Thoughts on 11/24/2008

I can't believe we are in our last full week of November! :)

Okay three things:

1. Per request- I changed the featured groups to surround careers. I am sure I missed a bunch (knowing there is 500 plus groups). If I haven't caught them by Thanksgiving- please send me a PM- and link me to the group.

2. Help has arrived! My co-worker Michelle is going to be helping me on the site- She will be under my account- and she will sign her responses- From Michelle. She is super sweet and I… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 24, 2008 at 6:14pm — 3 Comments

tears of pain and worry......and getting CLOSER!!!!!

Me and blake have been together for 2 yrs January worst fear keeps getting closer and closer and with every passing day i cry more and seems that blake is asking me what is wrong everyday.."Well punkin, my best friend and person that knows me better than i know my self is leaving me all alone for 2 months to fend for my self." is what i always think. His nickname is punkin by the way lol. I'm so angry with my self, for telling him that i would be ok with this. Im so far from… Continue

Added by WHITNEY (B's WIFE) on November 24, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

this can't be for real.....!!!!!!

I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!!!!!!! Congrats on our engagement but in the back of my mind the only thing there is him leaving...19 days after we are married he is leaving for 8 wks plus one week for whatever it is called, and i just want him home and safe...

The thing im most happy about is that i get all major holidays with him before he leaves. Like Christmas,Thanksgiving,New Years, and Valentines Day. But V day will suck because that doom and gloom cloud will be hanging over… Continue

Added by WHITNEY (B's WIFE) on November 24, 2008 at 12:41am — No Comments

R.I. Navy Families Holiday Get Together

Our 2nd get together! Sunday Dec. 14, 2008, 2 P.M. to ???? Hosted by The Tiscione's,at 48B Summer St. South Kingstown(Wakefield) R.I. ph#401-792-4987. We (the Tisciones will provide main courses. Hope to see everyone!!!!

Added by Lois C T(momma T) on November 23, 2008 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"No literature is richer than that of the sea, no story is more enthralling, no tradition is more secure."

Felix Riesenberg

Added by Sue S on November 23, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Quote Me, Capture This! 11/19/2008


"What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise." - Barbara Jordan


081116-N-9620B-005 SANTA ROSA, Guyana (Nov. 15, 2008) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Ade Luna and Tech Sgt. Carletta James, both embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), speak to local children at a medical civil assistance project in Santa Rosa during the… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 19, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Poll Video Debuts (Finally!)

Hey Everyone!

Remember when we were doing those polls in the top left on the front page a few months back? One of the things you asked for is more of a Navy 101 video. And thanks to the help of Rear Admiral Robin R. Braun, we are able to post it today.

Find more videos like this on Navy For Moms

Who is Rear Admiral Robin R. Braun?…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 19, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

We got orders!!!

News Scroll Pictures, Images and Photos

Aegis Spy Radar...Dahlgreen!

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 19, 2008 at 2:21pm — 5 Comments

Navy Moms Are A Good Luck Charm??

I am beginning to think that Navy Moms and/or sailors bring good luck to any sporting events they attend. I have attended a NY Rangers hockey game and a NY Knicks basketball game and both times, the NY team won! There were several NavyForMoms members and sailors in attendance at each. Below is a link to an article about the Knicks' game. Hmmmmmm?????

Added by Sue S on November 18, 2008 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Any moms helping our sailors on Thanksgiving?

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I know there has been some chatter, but I am just confirming... Do we have moms helping our sailors on Turkey Day? If so, how?

If it's not you- but you know of a N4M member that is doing something (serving dinner to them, etc)- I would love to know.

Thank you Mom.


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on November 18, 2008 at 11:02am — 5 Comments

Sailor Quote Sunday

"A powerful Navy we have always regarded as our proper and natural means of defense; and it has always been of defense that we have thought, never of aggression or of conquest. But who shall tell us now what sort of Navy to build? We shall take leave to be strong upon the seas, in the future as in the past; and there will be no thought of offense or provocation in that. Our ships are our natural bulwarks."

President Woodrow Wilson, 8 December 1914, An Annual Message to… Continue

Added by Sue S on November 16, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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