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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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Frigate Moms

Members: 34
Latest Activity: May 14, 2014

Welcome to All Moms, Wives, Girlfriends who may have a sailor on a frigate. I noticed that there was a nice site for Destroyer Moms (lots of activity there) but could not find one for the sailors on the small ships, frigates with much smaller numbers of sailors per ship. There are a couple of frigates with a moms' sight of their own but little, if any, activity there.  Thought, maybe collectively, we could develop a site with lots of sharing and support and develop our own Frigate Moms site. Please stop by often and share with us. This ship assignment is totally new to me and I am sure I will have lots of questions. There may be others out there with the same....and I am sure there are lots of experienced family members out there with oodles of answers, stories from from your frigate sailor's adventures. Here we go, April 2012, let's come together and support each other.

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Comment by Vickimed(AECF-ET) on March 13, 2014 at 8:09pm

Hi Seby's Mom! My son is on the Ingraham too.Is this your son's first deployment. Please feel free to contact me.

Comment by Seby's Mom USS Ingraham FFG 61 on March 13, 2014 at 5:14pm

Anyone have a son on FFG 61? Just deployed...I'm beside myself with emotions and hoping to connect with someone.. thanks

Comment by WestCoastMom SHIP 14, DIV 180 on January 22, 2014 at 9:53pm
Tara, try their Facebook page. My son on the Elrod and I found some moms with the sons on same frigate.
Comment by Tara-Sailor Mom on January 22, 2014 at 12:29am
Hi ladies, anyone have a son on FFG-41?
Comment by Tara-Sailor Mom on January 22, 2014 at 12:29am
Hi ladies, anyone have a son on FFG-41?
Comment by Tara-Sailor Mom on January 22, 2014 at 12:29am
Hi ladies, anyone have a son on FFG-41?
Comment by Tara-Sailor Mom on January 22, 2014 at 12:29am
Hi ladies, anyone have a son on FFG-41?
Comment by mombychoice on September 19, 2013 at 1:23am

Hi Teresa 81 - I don't get on this site very often now; incredibly wild summer of family mastectomies, birth of grandchild # 7, 5 weeks pet sitting for some of our 7 children's families while they were away on vacation, son home for 2 week leave, meeting his ship when it arrived home from Mediterranean deployment, company from Boston, company from Florida...and now, just as we were ready to leave for 2 weeks in New England my husband had a severe break to bone in his foot - hospitalized Sat. - Tues. dr. apptmts today, tomorrow, Monday pre-op, and if all levels are good, surgery on Tues. to put plate, pins, and external bar in his foot....UGH!  6 month recovery. WELL, enough said about that. I do recommend this site; it gave me lots of good info when our son went in two years ago this past Aug. 23. He is on the Robert G. Bradley. He went to A school in Pensacola and then he joined the ship in Mayport April of 2012, deployed October 2012, returned home end of May 2012 and will be attached to ship/Mayport until probably March 2014 (decommissioning begins in Dec. but it takes a while to finish up all the tasks.

We live in the Duluth area, just about 17 miles north of Atlanta's I-285 on the north end. WHERE do you live?

Our son passed his ESWS this past summer and is IT-2; we are very proud of him for achieving that in less than 2 years.

Can't even remember how to send personal info (not posting publicly here) but would be willing to touch base through private email (jjaustin48@aol.com) but please ID self in subj. I do not open mail from those I do not recognize. Have a good finish to the work week. Best wishes!

Comment by gabrielsmomma on September 17, 2013 at 2:12pm

HI Teresa81!  I recalled My Sailor earning his SW during his 1st deployment last year so I reached out to him.  His response was:  "Have him contact someone on the ship like his sponsor and ask for the exact version of the common core and ship specific book he needs. Study material will be hard to find if he's not on the ship and I'm not too sure how to mitigate that issue. I got all of my information from the sharedrive on the ship and talking to each shop."

If memory serves me, he often described this as needing to know everything there was to know about his particular ship so the "talking to each shop" would be key.  I'm not sure if it's too early to try but I received HUGE amounts of information by locating a Facebook Page associated with My Sailor's ship.  As they were an on shore group directly connected to the ship (President, Ombudsman, etc. available), they had access to the most specific information/photographs/group care pkg activities.  They knew when & why ship's email was down, etc. ~ indescribable resource.  They were an amazing group of people...mostly wives, moms, etc. & I remain in contact with several group members...  Look for a FB group as your sailor's deployment draws nearer...  Good luck with the Surface Warefare!  I have every confidence in your sailor. 

Comment by teresa81 on September 17, 2013 at 11:57am

Hi Everyone! Our Sailor is just about to finish up A school and his orders are to go to Mayport Naval Base in Florida and he will be on the USS Robert G Bradley. We are newbies in training. LOL, we will have lots of questions! And here is my first one. Our sailor said the Bradley is to be decommissioned in December, so he will get new orders but they told him to get this warfare book and study it so he could take a test and get the warfare pin when they decommissioned the ship in Dec... any ideas where he could get that book? or how does this work... like I said navy newbie mom here so any help would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.

 

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