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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.

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.

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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Guam Moms

For Moms with sailors in Guam

Members: 154
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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Comment by rjh on August 21, 2017 at 2:22pm

Liz: I totally agree with everything Tx mom said.

My daughter has been in Guam for about 3 months. It is her first post. She has been very calm about the situation and I can't help but feel it's a reflection of how everyone is responding over there. She feels secure in our militay's ability to handle any threats. These days you are actually better off being in a place where you expect a problem then being hit with a surprise.

Comment by Tx Mom of Far Away Nuke on August 21, 2017 at 2:13pm

Liz - My son is also at Guam.  I try not to let the political blustering get to me.  If Guam gets bombed, this whole world is in for a rude awakening.  I simply refuse to believe that anyone will be that stupid.  The N Korea threat is nothing new.  I even appreciate China's approach to try and keep the situation balanced.  All these countries want to make money off trading partners, not bomb each other to oblivion.  That is no good for anyone.  Sometimes you have to have faith, whether it is religious faith, or a simple belief in right and wrong.  I understand your "freaking out".  Learn to live for the random phone calls or skype sessions.  :)

Comment by Liz on August 21, 2017 at 1:40pm

My 22 yr. old son is at OCS - graduates in September and just got his orders for Guam. He is CEC and is excited about the construction that will be happening while he is there.  I, on the other hand, am freaking out a bit.  Can I get some advice.......

Comment by tysmom on August 12, 2017 at 4:56pm

My son is stationed in Guam and his brother is visiting him. He is on the last day of his 2 weeks. Did a lot of diving. The political events are not real bothersome.

Comment by naturegirl1 on August 12, 2017 at 2:11pm

my son has been in Guam for over 1 1/2 years also. He is in Helicopter pilot school. He loves the island, even though it does get small. He loves the snorkeling and diving. He is a history buff, so he enjoyed the museums. He says there is always something going on to do there.

Comment by LisaZski on August 9, 2017 at 11:11pm

After much time waiting to join the Facebook Guam group to no avail, i have created another group page. If anyone would like to join, the name of the group is Guam Navy Friends & Family. I hope it is okay to post this here. If not, please feel free to delete.  Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/110434882976073/

Comment by LisaZski on July 11, 2017 at 1:03am
Thank you for checking. I have been watching messenger. I will keep looking though. I would be glad to help her if she wanted to add me somehow. My son is there for the next 3 years!
Comment by turtlegirl428 on July 10, 2017 at 9:54pm
I will check on it. It took a LONG time for me to get approved. There is only one admin and she has had a few family emergencies.

Double check your FB messenger 'hidden messages" area in case her message to you got routed there. You have to answer some questions before she adds you.
Comment by LisaZski on July 10, 2017 at 8:40pm
Is anyone here in the facebook group for Guam families? I'm not sure what has happened but i have requested to be in the group & have heard nothing from the admin. It has been over a month. Would you mind putting a feeler out to see if someone can please let me in. Thanks!
Comment by rjh on June 26, 2017 at 1:15pm

For NurseRenee,

My daughter has been in Guam for about 2 months. She is an MA. It took her about a month to adjust. At first she was very homesick and very unhappy. The time change and jet lag was difficult for her as well. I do wish she was given a bit more information prior to going so she would have known more of what to expect. She was unaware she would need to purchase a car and make her own meals. 

She has since adjusted very well. The buying a car was difficult for her. She never owned a car before and is not mechanically savvy. She was finally able to purchase a used car from another sailor leaving the island. I'm only hoping that it does not break down frequently. Car insurance seems to be inexpensive there (or at least compared to what we pay where we live). Although At&T assurred us that her cell phone would work there it did not and she purchased a new service in Guam (I'm thinking she is still using her old phone). We keep in touch with her via face-time audio and I think my husband has WhatsApp and uses that as well. She has made many friends and really seems to be enjoying life on Guam. 

Good luck to your son, I'm sure he will adjust and do great. 

 

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