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 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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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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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Naval Flight Officer Candidacy. Our son is leaving soon. Looking for info

Started this discussion. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Oct 9. 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,We have two boys in the Navy.  Our oldest has been in 5 years as a Nuclear Engineer.  Our youngest just joined and will be leaving soon for Naval Flight Officer training.  I've been…Continue

 

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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Lori's discussion 'Naval Flight Officer Candidacy. Our son is leaving soon. Looking for info'
"You might also want to join the Naval Aviation group - here's the link for that one too: Naval Aviation"
Oct 9
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Lori's discussion 'Naval Flight Officer Candidacy. Our son is leaving soon. Looking for info'
"Hi Lori - I don't have any knowledge regarding officer training but here's the links to some groups that might be able to help you: Moms of Officers"
Oct 9
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Naval Flight Officer Candidacy. Our son is leaving soon. Looking for info

Hi Everyone,We have two boys in the Navy.  Our oldest has been in 5 years as a Nuclear Engineer.  Our youngest just joined and will be leaving soon for Naval Flight Officer training.  I've been looking for information on this.  The "Boot Camp" is 12 weeks long.  Does he come home for a bit before going to training??  Can we mail letters, can he use a calling card (I'm sure the cell phone stays home. LOL)Please let me know anything you can.  We are only a few weeks away.Thanks so much!See More
Oct 9

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Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

January 5, 2015

Tomorrow, our son Thomas leaves for boot camp.  I looked at the weather and on Wednesday it will be 0 with a -15 chill factor.  sigh.

This is a very proud yet very difficult time for us.  We will miss him tremendously but know he has grown into a fine young man and will do great!

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Recruit access to Facebook

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 11:14pm 4 Comments

During boot camp, does a recruit ever get access to Facebook? We've had a relative pass away the day our son left and I do not want him to find out on Facebook. We are still torn as to tell him or wait until after graduation in March...
Any advice?

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At 1:24am on October 15, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Where is your Sailor (Nuke) now? What vessel, if one? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 1:23am on October 15, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 1:22am on October 15, 2019, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join Moms of Officers and Naval Aviation. 

At 8:38pm on April 11, 2015, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined NUKE moms; you may also want to check out Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ.

The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/nukepower.pdf.

Your Sailor may have Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY; if so, join Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY at that time. Some stay in Charleston.

At 7:27pm on January 1, 2015, 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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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

-Tiffany

 
 
 

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