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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!

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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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It has been awhile since I updated my blog. My son is 2/3 of the way through A School. He passed his final PFA and now needs to pass his "comp" then he gets to rank up.

17 years ago, as I watched the 2nd plane hit the tower in New York; I knew I was in for a day of hell. I didn't realize that it was going to be the worst week of my life. I was doing corporate travel where most of my clients were going to for from New York and New Jersey. We lost several clients and co-workers in the towers. I spoke to several men and women with building falling around them. I will never forget!

This year brings me to my son stationed in Goose Creek and our first hurricane. We are desert rats so the thought of a Hurricane is intriguing and scary. It has my son really mad. He just wants to hunker down and finish class. I have never heard my son so angry. I am surprised that the mom in me has not freaked but I guess the boot camp experience has taught he belongs to the Navy. I have faith that the Navy will take good care of him. I have no choice. I will pray that all will work out and he comes back from the break stronger and smarter than before.

Semper Gumby and Semper Fortis

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