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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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The most important thing in my life is my sailor. We have been together for six years and plan on staying together. We will hopefully be getting married when he come back from bootcamp and A school. He is in the Navy Reserve.
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At 1:16pm on August 22, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
I'm so glad you got out & had a good day! He would be glad you did that. I know it is hard to have fun; but he would not want you just sitting around waiting for the mail man or the phone to ring. We took our daughter out shopping for some school clothes yesterday, she starts school on 9-1. Got her a backpack on Friday, then realized last night we have not bought her any new tennis shoes. So we will have to hit the stores again. :) She will LOVE THAT! Hang in there, remember you are stronger than you think & so is he!!!! You CAN DO THIS!!!! :) :)
At 12:59pm on August 21, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
Hang in there, your not alone....I got nothing either. Go shopping & have fun!!! ;)
At 11:40am on August 21, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
good morning, how are you today?
At 8:17pm on August 17, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
Well, just remember we are all here for you. Many on this site have been in your shoes before. Like you I was in college at the time & working a part time job. Hang in there, throw yourself into your studies (you know thatis what he would want). Staying busy helps. And if you don't know just ask. If you don't want to ask in public on the site, just send me a message. We will find the answer together, promise!

Hey, SMILE!!!! :) I know it isn't easy, BUT when we are in the hotel prepping for the PIR, you will look back & say, WOW, it really doesn't seem that long ago. Felt like it at the time, now it doesn't. I have been counting down the weeks, so going into the PIR group really is helpful!
At 5:18pm on August 17, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
There is so much on this site, I know there are times I miss a lot of stuff. Just didn't want you to miss out.
At 6:10pm on August 16, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
Chelsey, there is a group for our PIR date. You will want to join it. Also reply to the invite for the Meet & Greet, too; that way they will know how many people to expect. It won't hurt if you just say there are 4 people coming; even if you're thinking you may be the only one for your BF. If his parents decide to come at the last minute, then you'll be safe.
At 5:59pm on August 16, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
Yes, it is so nice to have someone that understands how you are feeling! My whole family is military. All the men in my family have served, including my husband. So when my son left, I really didn't expect it to be as HARD as it was. It was way harder than saying good-bye to my husband. This site is about all that kept me together! I can relate to your joy about his parents not going. You want them to go & see it, but inside you are doing cartwheels over the fact that they may decide not to go. I am right there with you! :)
At 4:17pm on August 16, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
Yes, I missed a day of college for my now husbands graduation too. I'm looking forward to meeting you. To my knowledge there wasn't a meet & greet before that graduation. If there had been his parents would not have gone anyway, they just didn't do things like that. So I'm pretty excited to attend this meet & greet. Not to mention meeting all the Moms that I have already met on here! Otherwise, how are you doing??
At 2:46pm on August 16, 2010, SimplyJRB-ADs Mom said…
Chelsey, hang in there. I was in your shoes, 20 years ago. I joined this site about a month ago. Our son was in the DEP program & left on 8-2. This site helped to keep my sanity. I'll friend you; feel free vent, ask questions, or whatever. This is site & the people on the site are the best. Are you planning on attending graduation?
At 12:39am on August 16, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community.
Also, check out this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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