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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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

Discussion Forum

Vehicle

Started by julee88. Last reply by julee88 Nov 5, 2015. 4 Replies

car license plates

Started by manicholl. Last reply by manicholl Oct 15, 2015. 2 Replies

Re-Location to Guam

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Comment by nurserenee on September 9, 2018 at 5:04pm
My son shipped his Jeep over there and is so glad. He will sell it to someone there before he returns home.
Comment by naturegirl1 on September 9, 2018 at 4:45pm

My ds has been in Guam two years.  It took him 6 months to get his car. He does not plan on bringing it back. They usually loan their cars out to each other while on deployment.  He has an apartment with a roommate in the Tamuning area , and loves it there.  He can walk to the beach after work , and go snorkeling.  

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on September 9, 2018 at 12:26pm

Hi All,

My son will be assigned to Guam starting in a few months. Do you recommend shipping his car, or buying one once there?

Also - He will be getting an apartment - any suggestions as to where to look?

Thank you for any advice. He has been on the east coast for 5 years.

Comment by ArchyMom on April 5, 2018 at 3:01pm

Son in C School, then Guam. Probably by then I'll have lots of questions.

Comment by rjh on March 5, 2018 at 3:49pm

My daughter is in Guam, it's been almost a year. The post office will discount one of the flatrate priority mail boxes if it is being shipped to a FPO address (which was the address I believe my daughter gave me).

Comment by Tx Mom of Far Away Nuke on March 5, 2018 at 1:30pm

My son suspended his USA cell phone service while serving in Guam.  Now that he will be briefly stateside, he has suspended Guam cell phone service and reactivated his USA cell phone service.  I think the government requires the phone service providers to work with military personnel that are deployed.  Not like when my mother died after getting a brand new phone and 2 year service contract and my father was required to keep paying for her phone that no one was using.

My son got a PO box in Guam until he found a permanent residence.  It isn't international mail rates because Guam is a US territory.

Guam takes some getting used to but it is manageable.

:)

Comment by wisconsinmom on March 5, 2018 at 1:24pm

Omce my son had an address I had no problem mailing boxes to him. I would wait and see what your son needs once he gets there. My home phone is with Spectrum and we could call from our home phone to his cell phone free. Otherwise we talked using messenger. He will want to get a phone from the Guam phone company GTA

Comment by julieanns on March 2, 2018 at 7:30pm

Hi ladies!

I'm new to this particular group. My son just informed me that following A school grad he will be in Guam. Does anyone have any tips on mailing items to him? 

Comment by tysmom on March 1, 2018 at 8:47am

We use fb messenger. Works great and it's free. I am not sure what phone he has now and insurance he handles himself. I am sure the Navy has info on ins.

I would like to visit Guam, but it is so expensive. At least I would have lodging when I am there as my son rents a house.

Comment by Regina on March 1, 2018 at 12:30am

nurserenee - Guam has phone company, ( I believe it's GTA ). My son has it and pays a little extra for the plan that allows him to call and text us. For insurance  USAA is the best option. hope this helps.

 

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