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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.  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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Our son/brother left for boot camp at Great Lakes yesterday 4-18. We are all just so overcome with emotion but we feel sort of numb at the same time. Everything is different, not necessarily bad or good...just different. Morning routines don't consist of picking up the cereal bowl from his room, ALL of the towels aren't on his floor, I don't hear video game machine guns at all hours of the's different. Our youngest daughter couldn't get ahold of daddy today so she instinctively called bubby. The dogs hear a sound and run to the door to see if it's Christian. One day at a time as we adjust to the new normal. Prayers for all of you adjusting as well!

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Comment by Melissa on April 20, 2017 at 7:56am
My son also left yesterday. It is very quite around here now. Hard adjustment
Comment by lemonelephant on April 20, 2017 at 8:58pm

Lesleigh and Melissa, I left info for you on your My Page.

Comment by midnight7780 on May 1, 2017 at 3:01pm

Our son left on the 18th also to the Great Lakes. You have explained how I have been feeling since that time. I miss everything, and I have done the same as Proud Navy Mom said also with texting. I am very happy to have found sites where I am not alone in this experience. Good Luck to your recruit and hugs for you and your family.

Comment by momto navymat on May 7, 2017 at 6:33am

My son leaves today. I just can't stop crying. I know I will adjust as well as he will. I have to say as a mother this has GOT to be the worst feeling in the world! I am so so so proud of him and know he will do well but it is the worst feeling


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