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.
If being able to express your emotions here helps you be more calm with your sailor recruit when he/she calls, then please by all means feel free to express yourself here. It is an open forum. I would suggest however that anyone who is overwrought take a step back, take a deep breath and find ways to get through the rough part now before that important call from your recruit comes in. The recruits are probably experiencing an…
UPDATE: December 27, 2011. Hello to all newcomers. Welcome to Navy For Moms. You should join the Boot Camp Moms group (clickable link). We have a special group of ladies who will take you through the entire Boot Camp & PIR process. You should also review the videos, powerpoint presentations listed as reference pages (located under member icons) in the …
110908-M-KZ372-003 NEW YORK (Sept. 8, 2011) Crew members aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) man the rails and present honors while passing The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum as the ship arrives in Manhattan. The crew of New York will… Continue
We have some great news to share! On April 22, the Navy launched its official blog, Navy Live, which is sponsored by the Navy Office of Information. Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus has this to say about the blog, "Through the blog, we have the opportunity to begin a conversation in plain language about issues of the day and what the Navy and Marine Corps are doing about them, as well as solicit constructive feedback on our thoughts and policies." His… Continue
The new campaign will position the Navy as A Global Force For Good, protecting the United States and supporting the world by whatever means necessary, 24/7. The campaign will also highlight available opportunities in today’s Navy. Additionally, the new brand campaign is designed to ignite a passion within those currently serving in uniform with the knowledge and spirit of knowing that they are America’s Navy.
Last week, Ning (the company that provides our Web space) introduced a new email verification system across all of it's networks. You may have seen the image below appear on your screen when you logged into Navy For Moms.
The reason you are being required to do this is part of Ning's attempt to cut down on the number of spammers that join their sites, including N4M.
Hello again, Navy Moms (and other Navy loved ones)!
Did you know that posting something as simple as a name or an innocent photograph can threaten lives and missions thousands of miles away?
Thereʼs been a good bit of discussion on N4M about safe and wise posting in our forums and blogs – particularly as it relates to operational security (OPSEC) and privacy for our Sailors and their families. We know you’re eager to share news about your Sailor, but it’s important to keep… Continue
Last month we showed you what life on a ship is like. But what about when Sailors are in port? In this video, AO3 Karina Cortes gives you a glimpse into her Navy life – from the gun shop on the USS Wasp where she works, to the place she calls home when she’s in Virginia Beach. Whether she’s putting in hours at the gym or surfing… Continue
In March I wrote a blog to recognize Women’s History Month and some of the many honorable women who have served in the Navy. As many of you know, women have gained access to a variety of non-traditional careers over the years. As a result, our idea of femininity is continually being redefined. To showcase the empowering and exciting opportunities available to women in today’s Navy, I’d like to… Continue
A few weeks ago we shared the “Navy Racks – Boot Camp” video with you to give you an inside look at Great Lakes and what your son or daughter will experience during their time in BC. Keeping with the behind-the-scenes theme, I now present to you “Navy Racks – USS Sampson”!
Come aboard a Navy destroyer with your guide, BM1 Jesse Crider. Check out his “home… Continue
I live very near an Air Force base, right under certain flight paths. Today the breaking News flashed on the TV ... an F-16 went down last night on a training mission over Utah's West Desert. I do not know this man, not even his name yet, but I do know he was one of our heroes, and he has given his life. I am very weepy over this stranger, and my thoughts and my heart are full of grief for his family. Grief, and heartfelt thanks.
This is what the military can be, sacrifice. No one… Continue
It’s been a few months since we last shared a video with you, but I think you’ll really enjoy the one we are posting today! For all of you who have a son or daughter currently at, or soon to be entering Boot Camp, I present “Navy Racks – Boot Camp”.
Instead of just telling you about what your son or daughter will be experiencing at BC, Chief Arlene Maier will be your guide through this behind-the-scenes peak at Great Lakes. She’s actually an RDC at Boot Camp… Continue
Hurricane season is here, who is ready? I don't mean to frighten people, but if you had to evacuate your home, could you get by on what you could grab in a few minutes? The sailors have it easy, they report to work or to their ship, but the families and dependents need to be prepared. This information also applies to areas which have typhoons and floods, and areas which may have events which cannot be predicted such as earthquakes or tornadoes. Even a gas line break could have you out of your… Continue
"One of the things that makes our military the best in the world is the certain knowledge of each soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine that they can always count on their comrades should they need help - that they will never be abandoned".