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

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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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."

Events

**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Margaret Higginbotham

What's an Ombudsman and FRG and how to contact them

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What's an Ombudsman and FRG and how to contact them

So what are an Ombudsman and a Family Readiness Group, and how do I find mine? Scroll down and read. The websites offered in this group at the official Navy FFSC info and much more. FInding out the Ombudsman info is just one of many things Navy families need to know. Read on!

Location: Navy Wide
Members: 150
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2018

Discussion Forum

How to locate your sailor's Ombudsman and your Family Readiness Group (FRG)

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom May 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Find your Fleet and Family Support Center

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom May 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Contact Your Ombudsman

Started by deeS. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Jun 6, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 4, 2008 at 9:04am
I'm not familiar with that Compass Course but it may have started after my hubby left the Navy. I am going to look at it as well as I'm always meeting new Navy spouses and like to have valuable information for them.

Most schools don't issue orders for the families but Lisa Ann's husband is in the AECF program and it requires a six year enlistment as they can spend almost 18 - 24 months in school. So lots of schooling on the front end.
Our ETs and FCs come from this program
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on December 4, 2008 at 8:46am
Lisa Ann, In my short experiences with you. I think you would really enjoy this important role and more importantly I think you could do a really great job of it as well. You are so supportive and welcoming to sailors around you.

Meg - Lisa Ann's husband is in A school at GL. It is self paced but generally will last 5 -7 months and then he will be getting PCS orders for C school. Between his A and C schools combined he could spend 12 -18 months in schools but two different commands. Would the Command consider her for an Ombudsman position while her hubby is in school? My concern would be as soon as she gets a chance to be trained, it would be time for her to move on. I would suspect that there might be a requirement for how long you will be attached to a duty station.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on November 25, 2008 at 4:37pm
This is great information to share with the families. I was used to working with Ombudsman as a Navy wife and they are SO valuable to the families, especially if it is for a deployed ship. They are the communication link to our sailors!

Are there Ombudsman for A and C schools as well?
 

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