This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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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.  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."

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Service Flag

A Service Flag Wish and Prayer

The Star on this flag has been placed with care,

And made for you with a wish and a prayer:

May your journey be safe as life unfolds

While this star of hope shines bright and bold.



2002Battle Born Industries,… Continue

Added by Melissa Greenfield on April 15, 2008 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

Category: Sailor Stories: New Weekly Content

So, yesterday and today I posted some sailor stories in one of our quieter categories (Sailor Stories). I’ll be adding one or two stories a week just for your entertainment (and knowledge). It’s one of those things, that when you get around to it, they are fun and interesting to read. I encourage you to read for yourself to see what I am talking about. I think the stories may give a unique point of view (which we love on this site!).



If you are reading this, and you think-… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 11, 2008 at 10:47am — No Comments

Random News...Random Things... Admin Update

News-ish stuff:



(1) We have a new masthead. heh. No more "Dove Soap" Looking moms.



(2) Also, update on the political/hot topic forum... A N4M's member has kindly offered to help me write the ground rules for it (so give us a day or so to hammer it out).



(3) Swag... I think I posted something yesterday, but the proposal for N4M swag is being finalized and sent in this week to our Navy Contacts.



Okay- 2 things I am noticing...



(1) Picture… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 10, 2008 at 5:02pm — 10 Comments

*N4M Admin Speaks Out on the RDC Issue**

Allllllllright. Just to follow up with the multiple PM’s that I have received and chatter on the boards dealing with this RDC issue.

The issue being- (from the moms) that the RDC’s were taking in the book camp recruits behind closed doors and showing them their mom’s page. Yesterday we made some calls… and here is our update directly from our Navy representative:



“The issue of confidentiality and the RDC’s at Recruit Training Command is being resolved. The CMD Master… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 10, 2008 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Admin Update: “Why are you here today?” Poll

Hello everyone! Yesterday we added a poll to the main page. We are getting so many visitors to the site… that my group and I are wondering- why you are here with us today? Please note: It’s the one thing on this site that non-members can actually respond to. And we hope everyone takes the time to vote and tell us… because heh, we are curious! Thank you! Sincerely, Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 9, 2008 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Ramblings From Your Admin… 4/8/2008

I need the night off.

(Really.)

And though I am wondering if my gmail account can handle all the rss feeds… It’s something I have to do tonight.

(And it may or may not be to mourn that the Tigers are working through their 7th straight loss… or it may or may not be to spend some much needed time with my hubby and to enjoy this spring day).



I have so many things that I know I need to do tomorrow… publicly talk about this RDC issue… start a political/hot topic… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 8, 2008 at 5:33pm — 6 Comments

**N4M Admin Speaks Out About Feelings, & Abusing Deleting Powers.**

Hello Everyone:

I'm not going to lie. I felt horrified today when I read a blog (which I ended up deleting) from somebody made it a point to make members feel uncomfortable for how they may expresses things. This is my response:

It's utterly unacceptable!



Mother’s…. and non- mothers are dealing with this Navy experience differently. And they view life a little differently than you will...this isn’t going to change. In fact, this blog (that I… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 6, 2008 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Happy Birthday to N4M's... Happy Birthday tooooo us :)

Okay, okay, it's only our two-month-old birthday, but we think there is reason for celebration! We now have over 900 members, 2500 photos, 96 groups- etc within two months. The growth, participation, support, advice has exceeded our expectations. thank you… for joining us, sharing your story, and helping other members out in their time of need and support. I am proud and happy to be your admin! I hope to continue to improve N4M’s and make it a… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 6, 2008 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

N4M’s LIVE Chat!

Hello Everyone!

Who knew that Wednesday’s could be so good? After multiple requests, we have added the chat function to our site! : )

In this page you can talk with other N4M members on “real time”. Please note that: (1) What is typed will be seen by all members and (2) Conversations will NOT be saved to be monitored at a later time. So, keep it civil (pretty please), start typing and press enter. There may be a small time delay.

Best when viewed on… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 2, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

3 Rules, One Blog: Admin updates on More Navy Communities, Security Issues, & Threads…

Hello Everyone!

There has been some chatter on the boards (and in my PM’s) that I wanted to address.

I have made some ground rules, but I haven’t made official blogs about them, and I would like to do that now. The comment I am using is one I read recently, BUY by no means is this member alone in writing these concerns or thoughts- I am using it as an example because it’s well written and covers all the issues that need to be talked about.



RULE 1: You may not bash… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 1, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

** New N4M's Event: Connecticut :) **

Looking For Connecticut Members:
Navy For Moms is having another event! This time in the great state of Connecticut! Please let me know if you would like to join us and other N4M’s at a Wolf Pack Hockey Game on April 12th. The event is at 7pm at the XL Center in Hartford.
: ) Sincerely, Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on April 1, 2008 at 9:42am — 4 Comments

Admin Tip of the Day: Did You HEAR errr... I mean READ What They Wrote!? Oh, My. %-(

Ahhh, Tone. Pitch. Attitude.

It’s one of the toughest things to “write and get through” to somebody. And in communities like ours, where emotions can run high- there is plenty of room for tone-miscommunications. And when it does happen, it’s hard not be hurt or upset about it.

The good news is, there is a way to help each other understand “how we are trying to say it”. One of our Members, Steve’s mom, talks about her way to add icons, and photos to her posts in… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 30, 2008 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

Admin of the Day: Front Page… Add Your Catchy Headline Here

Hey Everyone:

So I’m going to be adding some “featured” threads on the front page. I am going to start doing this, because I really want everyone to put his or her two cents in. (And if you have three more cents to make it a nickel, then that is fine also- ha, ha!) :)

I’m still keeping the “how did you find us”… because- I’ll always want to know how you found us. :)

Today’s post is from a mom who has a son thinking about joining the Navy.

Thank you, in advance,… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 25, 2008 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Admin Tip of the Day: Catherine The Admin Gets Stricter W/ Content

Hi Everyone :)

So, as we grow bigger and bigger I find myself becoming a bit more "conservative" when it comes to photos, videos… and yes, even content. I know, I know- I feel like I am being a prude…ish jerk. But I’m doing it for safety, privacy and, the community’s best interest in mind (IE in making sure that everybody feels comfortable here). Before I get e-mails on this– Please let me offer up the some solutions.

PHOTOS:

I need to be more selective on what goes on the… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 23, 2008 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Admin Note Tip of the Day: “Mama Let Me Upgrade You”

I feel like the R&B/Pop artist Beyonce in one of her recent songs where she sings… “Mama let me upgrade you” Hehe : )

Alright, here at N4M’s, we’re a growing community so there will be changes and bumps along the way. One of those changes happened last night. Our server is is making some changes to fix some bugs and kinks. You will see some changes in your formats. I mean- ALL the bells and whistles are still there--- they are just re-arranged. Please don’t hesitate to… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 21, 2008 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

Navy Mother's Creed

The Navy Mother's Creed





I am a United States Navy Mother.



I support the Constitution of the United States of America and

the United States Navy.



I will observe and obey the procedures necessary to

ensure the security and safety of all Naval Personnel.



I support the fighting spirit of the Navy and all those who

defend freedom and democracy around the world.



I proudly support all sailors for they serve… Continue

Added by Melissa Greenfield on March 21, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Admin Tip of the Day 3/19/2008: Keep it Civil!

Okay, let me keep this simple:



“Everybody love everybody” – Jackie Moon in the movie Semi- Pro



This is a community were we want everyone to feel comfortable. I understand that there will be times where you will want to disagree with another member. So if you get upset, and you write it on the public boards, note that hundreds of others will read it, including new moms who kids are thinking about joining the navy. Is that the impression we want… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 19, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Admin Tip of the day 3/18/2008: Be Best Friends w/ the Search Button

Hi Navy Family : )

All right, I am getting down on my knees and I am begging you (from the bottom of my heart) to PLEASE all start using the search function more often...actually- use it BEFORE you even want to start a new discussion. I feel like I like I’m having some major cases of déjàvu. We have so many GREAT conversations already started on hotels, and empty nests, PIR, etc, etc, etc… that I really need everyone to search before you ask (pretty… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 18, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Admin's Tip of the Day :) 4/17/2008 You are unique!

Hello Ladies and Gentleman:

So as we near 500, we have many duplicate names. (IE, We have 10 Lisa's, 6 Karen's, 6 Sue's, and 9 Debbie’s). I am asking you to please make your name unique (pretty please... I am starting to get a little confused reading the forums... and sometimes I can't tell what Karen or Lisa I am reading about.) I don't mind if you have your first name still in your display name... I just need more than that. You don't have to use your last name...just something that you… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 17, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Just a taste of Boston...

Okay. I have 30 minutes to be packed and checked out before our breakfast with the N4M's and the Parade... but I just HAD to share some of our amazing shots!

This week I will post all the photos. :)

Sincerely, Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 16, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments

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