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



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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Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends


Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends

For families and friends of Sailors who are stationed at Norfolk; for either Sea Duty or Shore Duty Sailors. Just make sure to keep OPSEC issues in mind and not disclose ship movements in advance.

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Latest Activity: 20 hours ago

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Comment by Chipmunk 20 hours ago

Here is the link for the group -

Sorry, I haven't figured out how to get the blue hyperlinks to correctly copy and paste in comments. 

Comment by Chipmunk 20 hours ago

If any of you have sailors that are assigned to the USS FORD, I would like to invite you to join our group - USS Gerald R. Ford CVN78 - if you can't find it, send me a friend request and then I can send you an invite to join it. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 7, 2019 at 10:58am

This was info I posted back in 2015 (on the Truman page) when my son's ship was getting ready for deployment.  It was the instructions we were given to get on the FRG mailing list for the newsletter.  I'm sure your son will have to do something similar.  He should get this done before they deploy.


Make sure your sailor has you set up to receive the FRG newsletter:

Your sailor will need to email a request from his/her CVN75 account with the following:

-Sailor's rate & department

-Sailor's PRD date

-Family member's name, email and relationship

-Family member's city of residence

Requests should be sent to:

Both the Sailor and family member should receive a confirmation 1-3 days after the request is received.

***Remember dates cannot be shared in any public forum.  The FRG CAN NOT/WILL NOT share any info with you if you are not on the email list.  This is for your Sailor's protection.

Comment by Cat123 on August 6, 2019 at 7:28pm

Thank you so much for all the help!  I am grateful that I have a home here--appreciate everything.

Comment by Chipmunk on August 6, 2019 at 3:09pm

B'sNukeMom - Thanks for sharing this information!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 6, 2019 at 2:54pm

Also check Wavy 10 for Livestream - they may or may not show it - they usually do homecomings and I don't remember if they show them leaving.

Wavy 10 Livestream

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 6, 2019 at 2:47pm

Cat123 - you can see the ship off - the only problem is you would need military ID to get on base.  Sailors usually have a curfew the night before deployment so they can't get you on base.  Another option is to watch the deployment from Fort Monroe.  It's a National park so you have access to it.  Here's the link with some info on it:

Comment by Chipmunk on August 6, 2019 at 8:15am

Cat123 - You are welcome! This is all new to me as well, as our sailor just headed to the fleet earlier this summer after his training. My son acquired the information needed to share the ship's FB page with my husband (I don't do FB), and then he also had to give the ombudsman our contact information so that they would know it was okay to accept my husband on the FB page or to send communication to us.

Comment by Cat123 on August 6, 2019 at 7:10am

Thank you; I appreciate the help!  I'll talk to my sailor.  This is all new to us.

Comment by Chipmunk on August 5, 2019 at 11:04pm

Also, I believe your sailor has to give their ombudsman your contact information, so that they know they are able to share this sort of ship information with you. So, I would honestly ask your sailor, they should be able to give you the answer to your question.


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