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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 (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  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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Hello everyone!

It's been a little over a year since I took over as admin of this community. Hard to believe we had less than 9,000 members then - we have over three times that amount today!

I've had a wonderful experience, but alas, this my last day as your admin. I'll be moving on to new responsibilities, but I'm leaving the community in the hands of two capable ladies - Colleen and Elizabeth.

They've been training with me over the past few weeks and starting this afternoon, you'll notice that they'll be responding to your messages. Nothing else has changed, you just have two new people to talk to.

We've recorded a quick video for all of you so please reach out and welcome both of them!

Fair winds and following seas,


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Comment by Susan mom to Niko on December 17, 2009 at 4:29pm
Welcome ladies... Elle we will miss you! You did a great job! Colleen and Elizabeth you have big shoes to fill.... For a first big move... PLEASE, PLEASE could you BRING BACK OUR PAGE NUMBERS!
Comment by TexasDocMom on December 17, 2009 at 5:10pm
Best wishes to you, Elle, and welcome to the new admins! and good luck!!
Comment by Irene McClure on December 17, 2009 at 7:34pm
I wish you the best of luck Elle! You need to stop by and say "Hi" to us once in awhile-let us know how things are going with you. I welcome our new Admin. Elizabeth-N-Colleen. Fasten your seatbelts and I hope you have a great adventure with us. You have a big family that you have become a member of. Remember we are here for you like you are for us. Thanks.
Comment by Rhonda8881 on December 17, 2009 at 7:44pm
Thank you and Good Luck Elle and welcome Elizabeth and Colleen. Glad to have you!
Comment by Storymom on December 17, 2009 at 7:58pm
How do you do and WELCOME! Thanks for your dedication to this wonderful site!
..hope we don't annoy you too much! (haha!)

Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on December 17, 2009 at 8:10pm
Welcome Ladies! ♥
Elle good luck in your new life adventures...We will "Break" our NEWEST Admin in, with love and care...they will get to know us real fast...
hey, where are OUR page #;s...LOL....
Good luck to all ...We love our Admin"s"
Comment by terbeasch on December 17, 2009 at 8:45pm
Thank You Elle for all your hard work over the past year and best wishes for your new endeavor, Welcome Elizabeth and Colleen, this site has been a lifesaver for all of us "new navy moms, girlfriends, wives, sisters, dads and other loved ones" as we navigate this new path our Sailors have chosen, I know I would not have come through this begining journey sane without my N4M friends. THANKS!!!!!
Comment by BunkerQB on December 17, 2009 at 10:01pm
Nope, nope, nope. You can't leave. ha ha LOL. Best of luck in your new endeavor. Thanks for your hard work. Welcome to Elizabeth and Colleen. We won't be any harder on you than we were on Elle. Promise.
Comment by kim ann on December 18, 2009 at 5:30am
Ahhh Elle, sure gonna miss you too! I, too, am one of the founder members from "way back when"! Seems only yesterday when you took over for Catherine, and now it is your turn to pass the baton to Elizabeth and Colleen! Wherever the high sea winds may take you, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Come back once in a while and just "chat"!! C & E: welcome on aboard mateys and hope your transitions remain light!! ( And yes, another one who would LOVE to get our page numbers back! Any word yet when Ning will set this up?!!!)
Comment by Cheryl Proud to be Allen's Mom on December 18, 2009 at 2:04pm
Welcome Colleen and Elizabeth! Elle you will be greatly missed. You have done such a wonderful job and know that you have worked to train Colleen and Elizabeth to pick up where you leave off. Best Wishes and Best of Luck in all that you do, Elle!


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