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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 full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.

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A place to come to for Navy Moms & Family Members who find themselves with an emptynest. A place to share our thoughts..comfort each other and give advice.


In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

Discussion Forum

Depression of husband

Started by vivian (Ship 03, Div 021). Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Oct 9, 2019. 14 Replies

Bursting with pride BUT.........

Started by LadyPendragon. Last reply by anasazigypsy Apr 17, 2019. 24 Replies


Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jan 12, 2015. 0 Replies

Sending 2 off to Basic in less than 3 weeks between them

Started by k10mom (Ship 14, Division 146). Last reply by CO-TwinSalorsMom Nov 12, 2014. 8 Replies

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Comment by Daysleeper 9 hours ago

When it is very hot, I like to do taco bar. This way just fix everything and have it set up so everyone can make their own food to their liking.  When it is hot I find something cool to eat is great! We did pulled pork and a smoke bass low carb burrito bar. It was a hit and left overs went to my son who got lunch or dinner for a few nights.

Comment by Daysleeper 9 hours ago

My Hubby had his partial knee replacement surgery on Monday. I never knew on can have a nerve block so he spent the first night in the hospital. Actual I am glad he was there overnight. I had so much to clean up I was exhausted and needed a food night of sleep. By the time he got home I couldn't sleep. We keep the lights on so of course I couldn't sleep. It is so hot and humid here I spent the next day making sure his knee didn't swell up and trying to keep him cool. I got a bit more sleep on Wednesday night due to exhaustion. Thursday night I was so stiff that I spent the night on the floor to straighten out my back by 01:30. I got sleep so I was more rested to take him to PT. He looks better because he couldn't sleep so we are still struggling along.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 20 hours ago

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Happy Friday - I've got my RED on!

Samantha - my husband loves stuffed bell peppers - I've never been a big fan so I don't make them lol!  I should probably try them again sometime - I know that would make him happy!

Comment by Samantha 23 hours ago

Good Morning!  I have been visiting with family so not much technology time!  I loved the recipes that y'all shared!!  We tried Zucchini spirals and baked chicken with lemon and cilantro.  It was pretty good!!  Thursday I make some stuffed bell peppers with Kobe ground beef cooked in cumin and garlic and some spanish rice.  It was pretty good too.  Now I just need to figured out what to cook tonight!   

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 26, 2020 at 12:48pm

carols kitchen - love your recipe for "potato" salad.  I wish I would have seen it to try for the weekend but I didn't.  I'll have to give this a try soon......especially since it's low carb! 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 26, 2020 at 12:44pm

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