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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 - 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.

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MN Moms

For families of Mine Men and those in A training for Minesweeper.

Members: 60
Latest Activity: Feb 14

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Comment by jtr75 on February 14, 2019 at 8:41am

Hello Ladies,

My new-to-the-navy son got orders for a minesweeper in Bahrain.  Freaking out here in NY.  What do I need to know? What's involved?  Can I meet up with him in Dubai for Christmas?


Comment by cao503 on October 28, 2017 at 8:22pm
Is this group still active?
Comment by Michelle0120 on October 5, 2015 at 9:12pm
My son just graduated on Friday and he stayed in GL. he is on hold for 10 days until his ATT school starts. They told him 45 school days (not counting holidays and weekends) so that should take him until around December 18th. Now my question is if he will be able to go on holiday stand down and then right to A school in San Diego for 90 school days?
Comment by navywife_sz on October 5, 2015 at 8:01pm

He will for sure have to stay in great lakes after boot for up to 8 weeks at ATT school. Then its San Diego A school!!!

Comment by Bridgetmichelle on September 20, 2015 at 4:52pm
I have a big question. My boyfriend left to bootcamp on sept 9. The grad day is nov 6. He must stay in great lakes to ATT before go to A school in california?
Comment by Concernedad on August 12, 2015 at 12:17pm

My son is getting ready to be a mineman no more. Will be leaving Bahrain and headed for a destroyer. He said he had the choice between location or ship, and he chose ship. Me personally, I think I would have chosen Hawaii. 

Good luck to all here

Comment by navywife_sz on August 2, 2015 at 3:29am
My husband did as much research as he could before he left, Japan, San Diego and Bahrain are the most likely places, since my husband will have a newborn infant, they will not place us overseas just yet.
Comment by Michelle0120 on August 1, 2015 at 8:19pm
My son starts basic on Wednesday . His rate is MN. can anybody tell me , from recent knowledge, what places MN get stationed after A school? What kind of choices are there? Will there be a chance he could stay in San Diego ?
Comment by navywife_sz on July 29, 2015 at 1:22pm

I wish there were more MN! This group is looking pretty lonely, I think my recruit is the only new MN for this PIR! 09/04/15

Comment by Concernedad on June 19, 2014 at 5:54pm

My son changed crews and should have arrived yesterday I believe back in Bahrain for his second tour there, Had he stuck with his original crew he would have remained in San Diego for a couple of years, then to Japan I think. I liked it better when he was stateside.


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