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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 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. 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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Linda replied to dierdrem76's discussion 'My daughter is in STEPS'
"Hold onto your letters until you get the address. They change locations sometimes several locations in the first week or 2. I waited 18 days before I got my letter. That same day before I knew I had the letter I broke down and called my sons…"
Feb 25
Linda replied to DispatchDuchess's discussion 'Son is leaving for BC on March 17, 2020'
"That sounds about right. He will let you know for sure in a letter once he arrives. Don’t book your tickets just yet though. If he fails an exam or his physical test he could be set back in training a week or more."
Feb 25
Linda replied to jvjnavysister's discussion 'Phone card' in the group Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17)
"I sent a phone card from WAL-GREENS with my son, who by the way is headed to Ship 5 today. We had searched everywhere in town and most people didnt know what I even wanted. They thought I wanted a cell phone card.  "
Feb 24
Linda replied to Linda's discussion 'Ship 9 recruits' in the group Ship 9
"Thank you"
Feb 24
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Linda's discussion 'Ship 9 recruits' in the group Ship 9
"Be sure to join the RCU group - here's the link: RCU It's not real active but you can find some helpful info."
Feb 23
Linda added a discussion to the group Ship 9

Ship 9 recruits

My son was restationed to Ship 9 today. He has stress fractures in both tibias. Doctor told him 4-12 weeks of healing. Does anyone here know if everyone in ship 9 is injured? How often do they see medical? How do they pass their days?See More
Feb 21
Linda posted a group

Ship 9

This group is for Ship 9. All divisionsSee More
Feb 21
Linda commented on Tamara Navy Mom NC's blog post 'Missed First Phone Call'
"I also missed the first call just yesterday, Saturday around 11:15 am. I had my phone on silent from work and didn’t remember to change the setting. I was crushed when I realized I had missed it. He called 5 times and left 2 voice mails. He…"
Feb 16
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Linda
"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Feb 16

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A little about me:
My youngest child, my son, has just joined the navy. He is currently at boot camp. We are so very proud of him.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
had concerns or fears
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 2:06pm on February 16, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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