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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 - America's Navy and 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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Michigan Moms (and Family)


Michigan Moms (and Family)

Seeking all Michigan Moms!!!!!!!! Got a question... want to chat with others from Michigan.. Moms, then join us!!!!!

Members: 318
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

Welcome come on in start a discussion, ask questions and answer a few too!!!!!!!

HAVE FUN !!!!!!

Discussion Forum

Baseball Game/Military Appreciation

Started by Kim F. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Jul 23, 2018. 11 Replies

Parents with SR at GL

Started by Miproudnavymom. Last reply by MaeJay Mar 23, 2016. 7 Replies

Ride home from Great Lakes on December 19-20, '14?

Started by InquiringMind. Last reply by Lorraine Mar 18, 2015. 6 Replies

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Comment by SubMom 1 hour ago

I saw the Navy Dad Surprise on the News and teared right up! I agree - everyone needs to see this and every single reunion.

WaterLily - we did a sunset cruise at Pictured Rocks, Drove all over Copper Harbor, did some off roading up above the start of US41 :) and then wandered back down home. It was so much fun and very relaxing!

B'sNukeMoM - just in Lansing, Haslett and Okemos there's tons to do! Let alone the rest of the state. You might have to plan on visiting for a month :)

Comment by WaterLily 5 hours ago

SubMom, the Keeweenaw Peninsula is a magical part of Michigan!  We love it up there.  In fact, my husband and I spent part of our honeymoon up there (Copper Harbor) 23 years ago.  We really need to get back and take our daughter.  I will never forget going sea kayaking and listening to the loons and feeling the very slight vibrations in the water as a big lake storm was brewing and moving closer to shore.  Michigan has so many wonderful areas to explore.

Comment by WaterLily 5 hours ago

Awwww, such wonderful coverage of a Navy dad greeting his kids at their schools.  Tears of joy!  These stories really need to keep circulating....for all Americans to see the commitment and sacrifice all military families make.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 6 hours ago

Here's a feel good story for your Friday:

Navy Dad surprises kids

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN 6 hours ago

SubMom - what a fun time!  I can't wait to visit MI so we can do some of these things!

I've got my RED on today too ;-D

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Comment by SubMom 23 hours ago

I haven't been on here for a minute - we were on vacation up in the Keewenaw Peninsula a couple of weeks ago and then last weekend spent the day at Communiversity at WMU followed by a whole day at the Muskegon Irish Festival. I had to come back to work just so I could rest :)

WaterLily - congrats to your son! I hope he enjoys Pensacola. I loved growing up there - lots to do! I hope you get to visit soon!

B'sNukeMoM - love the pictures from the engagement party! Sounds like you had a great time with family.

I'm glad everyone made it safely through the storms - we somehow missed all of it in our area. It seemed to split and go around us.

Well, Friday Eve is here. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN yesterday

That's great news WaterLily.  I sent B care packages often via USPS and they were always there within 2 days (from CA) to South Carolina, then to New York and finally to VA.  It's always fun seeing how much you can cram into those boxes lol!  

Comment by WaterLily yesterday
Exciting milestone reached for me yesterday! My son is settling in at A school in Pensacola and I shipped him his first care package on Monday. It only took 2 days via USPS Priority, so he called me yesterday afternoon as he was going through his box. He was excited. I was excited. Woohoo! I have always loved to send care packages to military friends but now it adds a whole new layer of meaning when it’s to my very own sailor. Thanks you USPS!!!
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