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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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How can I find out who the Chaplain is?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leora Aug 29, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi,I'm trying to find out how I can reach the Chaplain in Great Lakes. My daughter is in Ship 4, Division 2341 in medical. Does anyone know?Continue


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At 10:51pm on August 21, 2012, navyknit22 said…
Just wanted to check on your daughter. I hope she is feeling much better. You all are in my prayers:)
At 3:56pm on July 21, 2012, Brenda Sue said…

Welcome to N4M's!!  I'm a friend of Spongie!!  Just want you to know we are here for you if you have any questions or just need a shoulder to lean on!!  Mine is finishing up this fall after five years!!  He is (was) a MA and went on about 4 or 5 deployments.  Shame, I didn't keep better records!!  Just a suggestion - buy a calendar and write down important details!!  Yea, and don't miss PIR if possible.  Have you found that group yet?  Those ladies will soon become your BEST friends!!

At 2:01am on July 5, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for and get them for FREE.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!

At 9:53am on July 4, 2012, Pam (Alex's Mom) Ship 12 DIV 272 said…

Hi Leora,


Your daughter will be amazing!  What courage!!! You must be so proud!  My son also arrived last night and sounded a bit rushed.  Someone  sent me some amazing photos of all the amazing opportunities they will experience. Hold your head up, be proud.  Thoughts and prayers going out to her for peace and understanding its not personal! Hugs for you!

At 7:23am on July 3, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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