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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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and to learn more.

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. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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NavyMomofJM's Discussions (18)

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"Milliemax2,  I hate to say this but this is being in the military. They ask this que…"

NavyMomofJM replied Jan 21 to getting stationed after A school

4 Jan 21
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"Hello Missing my only, B'sNukeMom has given you a great link on what he can take. Th…"

NavyMomofJM replied Jan 6 to Son leaving soon

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"Kassmom,  So if she doesn't want this job then she needs to talk to her recruiter. D…"

NavyMomofJM replied Dec 16, 2019 to Daughter assigned culinary specialist

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"Hello TMC,  My son took the recommended $10 for cash. He did take stamps with him bu…"

NavyMomofJM replied Dec 12, 2019 to Son leaves in 5 days...a few questions

5 Dec 17, 2019
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"Hi Kayasmom,my son did not write us much when he was in bootcamp, I have three lette…"

NavyMomofJM replied Dec 12, 2019 to When do we get a letter

12 Dec 12, 2019
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"Jodi B, that first phone call is always the hardest. When my son called home in the…"

NavyMomofJM replied Dec 5, 2019 to Recruit called home and very upset

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"Hello dmj; When my son left for Boot Camp, we were able to go down the night before…"

NavyMomofJM replied Nov 27, 2019 to leaving for bootcamp

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"Tabitha, I know I am coming late to this post. Let me say this first, I am so sorry…"

NavyMomofJM replied Nov 22, 2019 to Medical Help and Suicide Prevention

26 Dec 19, 2019
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"Nicole, that spacy feeling will ease up some. Yes you spent 18 years getting him rea…"

NavyMomofJM replied Sep 3, 2019 to My son left yesterday, Aug 13 - I'm surprised at my emotions.

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"My recruiter gave me a refrigerator magnet with it on it. Im so glad that he did it…"

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