This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.

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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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For Moms with sailors in Guam

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Comment by ArchyMom on February 27, 2019 at 1:26pm

That comment was for Rime.

Comment by ArchyMom on February 27, 2019 at 1:25pm

Yeah, long silences. Do you have your Sailor's boat email? You can send short emails, but may or may not get any response, depending on how busy things are on the boat or the availability of a computer for an email. Are you on Facebook? There are a couple of submarine mom groups on there where you might hook up with moms from the same boat. Also, you can get general news of the fleet from the Squadron 15 Facebook page. Anyway, be patient, your son will contact you when he gets into port -- if he gets off the boat. Sometimes they go into port for stores, but your sailor may not get up topside for whatever reason, so he may not call. That's just life. Keep your chin up, Mama!

Comment by Rime on February 27, 2019 at 1:09pm
Glad to find an active site where son's stationed! Looked earlier for subs, but last activity was 4 years ago. Haven't heard anything from him now for many weeks, though it was noted he saw a post several weeks ago. I've heard others talk about the long silences... Now I know more what they meant! Ugh! I know he's in the Lord's hands, so that at least is a comfort.
Comment by Italian Momma on February 24, 2019 at 5:16pm

Glad it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.

Comment by Arlyn on February 23, 2019 at 5:47pm

Update about the Typhoon Yutip (I have no clue who comes up with the names).  It missed us, just lots of wind and rain.   It a lot of damage on my end compared to Mangkut.

Comment by Italian Momma on February 22, 2019 at 5:32pm

Diane, I have to agree with the other two moms, if deployed no communication. My son has been deployed a few times. And he has been their since last April. When he doesn’t answer emails I know he is gone. He said he can’t tell me when he is going to leave to or when he will return. Do you have Facebook? If so the base has a fb page. There are often photos posted. I think what’s hard for me is that while he was on a ship previously there was an ombudsman who kept us up to date . I had to ask the fb page administrator if they have one and the answer is yes the base has one!

Comment by Arlyn on February 21, 2019 at 4:59pm

Hi all, my son started BC this week.  I thought I would help here if you have any questions with basically the island how to’s.  It’s an interesting set of challenges.  We relocated here 3 yrs ago from another military base. We have another typhoon, Yutip (I have no clue where they come up with the names!) gearing to hit this weekend.

Comment by diane on January 23, 2019 at 12:07am

Thanks for all the comments,I really appreciate them.

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on January 22, 2019 at 2:16pm

Diane, My son has been in Guam since November and was assigned to a tender that was deployed. He has been staying on another one. The deployed one recently returned. He has not sent me a new mail address, but then again he is not communicative. He will be remaining on land and not going out to sea, so I do not know the communication protocol. He had been on a boomer for 5 years and there was very little communication while deployed. Not sure if that helped!

Comment by ArchyMom on January 22, 2019 at 1:31pm

Diane,It may be they're on a mission, deployed, or just plain busy with hardly time to sleep. Sad to say, you may just have to wait until you hear something. I don't know much about the sub tenders, except they are kept hopping busy. Do you have his boat/ship email? You could try emailing, but just send happy news and hope for something back. It's part of being a Navy mom. We wait.

 

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