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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 full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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Naval Aviation

For Moms with Aviators or anyone interested

Members: 277
Latest Activity: Jun 23

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Comment by pbmcdaniel on June 23, 2020 at 9:24pm

Redheadlass- My son is an NFO on the E2 Hawkeye. He is currently on his second deployment. He leaves the Hawkeye community within the next few months but has enjoyed his time there. He has seen a lot of the world and gained wonderful experience that will serve him well later on.  Best of luck to your son. The training road is LONG/Difficult....hang on for the ride.

Comment by redheadlass on June 23, 2020 at 9:06pm

My son just got selected for the E2 as an SNA. Anyone out there who has a naval aviator flying the E2? 

Comment by Helomom on December 15, 2019 at 11:38pm

HeloMOM2016-Your DS has been counseled by his senior staff and has decided to redesignate? 

Comment by HeloMOM2016 on December 15, 2019 at 5:14pm

Hi all,

I need some words of DS didnt pass his DH board for his HAC board....he has decided based on the options he has volunteered to redesignate. He has worked to hard to earn his wings and he didnt want to loose them. Any one else have experience with this or know anyone??

He is hoping to join the CEC community (Civil Engineering) he has a CE degree from PSU and already passed his FE exam. 

Thanks Gina

Comment by Helomom on December 15, 2019 at 12:18pm

Fantastic news about your DS, Suzie. I imagine your son is excited to get back into the game. 

Comment by Allison on December 15, 2019 at 9:28am

Suzie -So glad to hear your DS is back to good health and pursuing his dream!

Comment by NFAO on December 15, 2019 at 7:09am

Suzie - great news for your DS; our DS is definitely enjoying this 'instructor' role and was happy to hear that your DS will have similar opportunities.

Happy Holidays!

Comment by gonavymom on December 14, 2019 at 8:32pm

Thank God for healing your son Suzie and for the opportunity for him to continue in service to our country.  My DS will be the lead pilot for the fly-over of the NFL game tomorrow in Charlotte, our hometown Seahawks vs. Panthers.  Sure wish I could be there to see it! Peace and God's blessings to you all.

Comment by Chris on December 14, 2019 at 6:09pm

@Suzie  I wish there was a like button on here.  Great news.  As you all may have heard, the three sailors killed in Pensacola were posthumously awarded their Wings Of Gold.  Now back to the Army/Navy game...three years in a row is too much.  Go Navy!

Comment by CheriH on December 14, 2019 at 10:58am

So excited for you and your DS, Suzie!  What a detour that has been. But surely the Lord has used it to grow him and his faith. Our DS did TOPGUN this past summer.  It was challenging and demanding, but I don't think he's ever been more excited. Congrats and best wishes for 2020!


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