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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Get Your Navy News... & Post it also!

Extra, Extra! :D Read all about it!

So, after some great suggestions- we have added a new category called “The Daily Brief” in the forums. It's for updates of news and announcements that affect the Navy community. (Let's keep this one non-political... if you have political news you want to share- please move it to the Scuttlebutt catagory.)

Click here to go to "The Daily… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 28, 2008 at 4:29pm — 15 Comments

Up, Up and Away!

Ladies and Gent's:
I'm going to be MIA for a lil' bit. I'm taking some time to: soak up summer (wakeboarding!!); spend time with friends and family; and get some much needed R&R.
My team members have promised to check in. :D
So behave! hehehe
Don't break anything while I'm away. :oP Just Kidding!
Talk to you Tuesday. Have a excellent weekend!

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 17, 2008 at 5:33pm — 4 Comments

Life aboard a U.S. Navy Ship...A report from a U.S. Sailor

Diary of a Sea-Going Sailor

Life Aboard a U.S. Navy Ship

From STG1 Patrick Long, for

I am Sonar Technician (Surface) First Class Long. The short version of that is STG1 Long. At the time of the writing of this article, I have 19 years, 6 months, and a scattering of days of U.S. Navy service at the time I write this, and am assigned to USS Porter DDG-78. (For those unfamiliar with the designation, a DDG is a Guided Missile Destroyer).

The simple… Continue

Added by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 16, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

CARAT + Malaysian Students + Sailors = One Cute Story :D

I thought this was worthy to pass on... :) CC

080709-N-0096V-075 KUANTAN, Malaysia (July 8, 2008) Operation Specialist 1st Class Freddie Foster, assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Toruga (LSD-46) teams with members of the Royal Malaysian Navy to compete in a tug-of-war at sports day during the Malaysian phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2008. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises involving… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 15, 2008 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

I ((heart)) NYC! ***Looking for the New York City Moms*** Let's talk!

Hi Ladies!

Do you live in NYC (or are you only a subway ride away?) Can you please contact me ASAP? I might need your help coming up... Sincerely, Catherine

080521-N-7571S-008 NEW YORK (May 21, 2008) The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) steams up the Hudson River during the parade of ships for the 21st Fleet Week New York 2008. More than 4,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen will participate in various community relations… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 14, 2008 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

Dale Jr. Division Show Car & Brad Keselowski Will Visit the RTC

Okay! For all you NASCAR fans out there...

My lovely team has passed this my way (though I think it's been posted before... but just incase you haven't seen this yet...)

Looks like our recruits are getting a visit from Dale Jr.'s Show Car and Brad Keselowski! Here is the information I was given:

Thursday July 10th (aka tomorrow!)– Show car arrives at 9:00am at RTC Great Lakes to support Driver appearance session Navy Exchange on Greenbay… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 9, 2008 at 10:38am — No Comments

**Oldies But Goodies. Admin Speaks Out (again). **

Awhile Back I posted this thread:

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

And I've had few things on the site happen recently that has motivated me to repost this blog. I encourage you to click... but let me sum it up.

RULE 1: You may not bash any other sites on this site.

Not ours, not theirs. There is a huge… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 7, 2008 at 5:31pm — No Comments

** Webcast Update**

We asked... and you responded! :) Thanks for the input everyone. So, my team and I are going to get started on webcasts. Just because we want to make them interesting and informative... they should be produced and posted in the next 60 days or so.

This is what you voted for:

Presenters/speakers should be Navy personnel and possibly a new sailor.


Navy 101

A school/C school

Sincerely, Catherine

KEY WEST, Fla.… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 2, 2008 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Sweet! Blogging about N4M's

Dearest N4M's:

Just thought this was worthy to pass your way. Ning, who has over 300,000 social networks, has written about N4M's on their blog! And they wrote it because of you! Really, you are what makes this community so amazing!

You go Ladies (and Gents!) :D

So I wanted you to read the goodness- (though you already know, right? ;oP)

This is what was posted on my wall:

At… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on June 27, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

**Admin Update: N4M Rules **

Alright, after lots of reading, thinking, growing and writing since February... I wanted to refresh the rules. If you haven't read them yet, please do. Thank you for being the amazing community you are! Continue the N4M greatness- :) Okay, here they are:

Navy For Moms (N4M) Community Guidelines

Tell me what you think!

Sincerely, Catherine

080625-N-7981E-217… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on June 26, 2008 at 1:40pm — No Comments

**N4M Rule (updated!) You are Unique Sally15.**

Dearest N4M’s Community:

As we gain 20 + members a day… I need you to be unique in your display name. Go ahead… and click on the Members tab and type in the Carol, or Karen, or Linda. Yeah… Crazy eh?

It’s tough for me and the community to tell the difference you and another person with your name- if you don’t make it unique. You end up being Sue13. (in your… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on June 6, 2008 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

FYI... Update to our Site

Hi N4M's: I thought I should probably let you know about this ladies... because I know you get bummed when the site does go down. This looks like a short one though... Sincerely, Catherine

A message to all members of Ning Network Creators

Hello there!

We wanted to let you know that we are rolling out a new release to your network on Ning this Thursday, June 5, from 9 to 9:15 p.m. Your network will be offline during this brief window.

There are… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on June 4, 2008 at 9:26am — 10 Comments

Just because it's Friday...

It's a little of George Clooney for you ladies. Aaaaand your welcome. (hehehe!) :oP

Thoughts?… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 30, 2008 at 2:11pm — 5 Comments

** Admin speaks out on soliciting on N4M’s.**

Ladies, Gents…

In the past few weeks there has been a few events where people have talked about stories in which help is needed via donations of some sort. And knowing how big the N4M’s hearts are, many responded right away. After a debate with my team, we had decided this: we can't use this site for soliciting money or items. I am not saying these heartbreaking stories are fake- but how do I know if everyone that asks for money or items is telling the truth? I don’t. I can’t… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 29, 2008 at 8:45pm — 3 Comments

**N4M: June Parade Mania! (In the MA area)**

Alright ladies… it’s our turn to walk in the parade!

There are two June events that I have posted:

1) Bunker Hill June 15th :

2) St. Peter’s Fiesta June 28th.… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 29, 2008 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

So...Where is my state?

Alright... I wanted to highlight all the state/location groups that we started, knowing that we have every state represented on this site, but there may be or may not be a group(s) for them. Do you see your state?

If not, start one up! It’s very easy…

How do I create a group?

To create a group on a network, you must… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 28, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

**Admin Wishes you a Happy Memorial Day! **

Hi Everyone!

(May 21, 2008) The citizens of New York show their support from Manhattan's Pier 45 as the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) passes by during the parade of ship on the opening day of Fleet Week 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Burt Eichen (Released) from

(I just liked this photo!)

Hi! I hope everyone has a lovely and safe holiday weekend! Whatever you may be doing… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 23, 2008 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

**Admin wants to you to celebrate! Holy Guacamole- 2000 Members! ** :D

2000 Moms. Well, more like. 90% Moms… 5 % lovers (IE wives/fiancés/girlfriends) others… 4% Fathers, family, friends, supporters. 1% who the heck knows.

2000 have gathered.

2000 have found a purpose to be here.

I remember how excited I was when we hit 50 people. I came home and told my hubby… “We had 8 people join today!” Hehe… I can’t believe that was only 3 months ago. THREE! For those who have helped spread the word about our site, shared their story, and have been… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 21, 2008 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Singing Mom-isms... :) Cute!

Just because... it made me laugh. :D CC

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 21, 2008 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

**Now Available: N4M Swag, Apparel… Greatness! :D **

Alright Ladies… it’s time to spread the word.

You can now strut your stuff in N4M clothes! :D Yay!

After multiple requests… we have selected three great online printing vendors to carry our N4M Swag.

Now, in the next few days I should be adding another color or two of the logo.

I’ve kept it to apparel just to start off. : ) So let’s just see where this goes.

*Note we aren’t making profit of these shirts. Zero. As you can see, the prices only a little from site to… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on May 21, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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