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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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USS Milius Friends & Family


USS Milius Friends & Family

The USS Milius DDG 69 Group is for Friends & Family of the members of this ship. Alii Prae Me

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jun 3

"Alii Prae Me" or "Others Before Myself"

I am new to the role of Navy Wife and know that there are others out there in the same boat. I was hoping we could band together and with the help of some of the experienced spouses swap tips and learn from others on the ways of being a supporting family unit for our significant other.

I want to be able to lay my husband's mind at rest and I know others out there want to show their significant other we are all not Westpac Widows, a term I heard a Chief use, who are just waiting to pen our first Dear John letter.

I would like for us to be able to lean on each other and ask questions and build friendships.

Discussion Forum

hi all

Started by indymom. Last reply by indymom Mar 29, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello my name is Shannon an I just found this group son is currently gm2 on the Milius has been since 2012 ..I'm just looking for others who are experiencing the same worries and confusion…Continue

Worried Mom

Started by SunnyMac. Last reply by zjsmom Jan 1, 2015. 4 Replies

My son graduated bootcamp in October and he got assigned to San Diego as his home port. He currently on the USS Milius and really struggling. He is 19 and was part of the DEP while a senior in high…Continue

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Comment by Jack's Momma on June 3, 2020 at 9:10am

So my advice is to stop telling moms and family that no news is good news. As I aweight a phone call from my sons Chief. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on June 2, 2020 at 11:47am

Jack's Momma - going through the ombudsman was probably the best route - hopefully you will hear from him soon!

Hang in there!

Comment by Jack's Momma on June 2, 2020 at 11:37am

So I was brave enough to ask the ombudsman on the ship to provide a Navy email, Friday it will be three weeks since we’ve heard from him. I made sure to tell him it’s not an emergency and we don’t want to cause concern, I pray I’ve done the right thing and he won’t be embarrassed. 

Comment by Jack's Momma on May 28, 2020 at 8:29pm
  1. Thank you I sent a simple non major request as to not embarrass him. Not like him to tell us anything so I’m concerned but not worried. 
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 28, 2020 at 12:31pm

Jack's Momma - it's possible he might be doing some training with another ship (since his is in drydock) and perhaps they are on an underway or something - that could explain why he hasn't read your emails/texts.  Do you have his official Navy email address?  He would only be able to use that if he is underway.

Here's is the link to the Facebook page for the Milius Ombudsman.  You could try reaching out to them for info.

FB Milius Ombudsman

And remember, no news is good news.  

Comment by Jack's Momma on May 28, 2020 at 11:54am

Hello I haven’t been on here in a while, need some guidance. I know our sons ship is drydocked. We haven’t heard from him in 2 weeks and I’m getting concerned he’s so good about letting us know what he’s up to. He has not read text messages or emails. What can I do without embarrassing him but just getting some information about what he’s doing? 

Comment by jdmom on February 13, 2012 at 2:03pm


Comment by Katie *USS Milius Wife* on January 15, 2012 at 6:37pm

I think it helps make it feel like we aren't all alone here. :)

Comment by jdmom on January 15, 2012 at 11:31am

I agree it has been amazing!


Comment by Katie *USS Milius Wife* on January 15, 2012 at 2:49am

How are we all doing? I love that the Command has kept us in the loop on Facebook. :)


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