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!
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.
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.)
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!
Diary of a Sea-Going Sailor
Life Aboard a U.S. Navy Ship
From STG1 Patrick Long, for About.com
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).
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
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
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
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.
A school/C school
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:
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
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
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? http://www.navyformoms.com/groups/group/listFeatured
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
(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 navy.mil
(I just liked this photo!)
Hi! I hope everyone has a lovely and safe holiday weekend! Whatever you may be doing… Continue
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
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