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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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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Maria
  • Female
  • Bogalusa, LA
  • United States

Maria's Friends

  • rams26mom
  • GodFavorMe(TreMom)NORFOLK
  • Joy
  • Pam
  • Angie-T
  • littleturtle92 daniels mom
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  • msanna71
  • OldSarge
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A little about me:
Be informed of everything going on while my son is in deployment.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
He is doing great so far. I'm still worry about him, fixing to go in deployment. Happy he found a purpose for his life in the Navy. Proud of him.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:32pm on February 22, 2013, GodFavorMe(TreMom)NORFOLK said…

Thx Maria for requesting me. I felt lost for awhile. Thx so much and God bless!!

At 1:21pm on March 7, 2012, diannep said…

Hey!  One person reported that your division will start on Sunday night (finish the next morning).  Calls would come in on Monday afternoon in that case. 

At 10:28am on February 9, 2012, Pam said…
Oh María cuanto lo siento....... Mi hija me escribió el domingo y llegó la cartita ayer. Dice que ellos reciben carta todos los días y pueden leerlas pero pueden enviar carta los domingos. Están bien ocupados. Me dijo que le escriba todos los días Porque se siente muy bien cuando les entrgan cartas y a lo contrario muy tristes cuando ven que sus compañeros reciben y ellos no. Así que no importa que ellos no nos escriban. Escribamos nosotros. Ella está en la división 900. No te preocupes que sus el no te ha sacrifice said son hyenas noticias Porque estan bien.
At 9:40pm on January 26, 2012, msanna71 said…

Do you plan on going to the Graduation?

At 2:55am on January 26, 2012, msanna71 said…

Hi Maria! ... dont be upset about not getting a letter... My daughter left to basic on 1/ 11 and i got the box with her belongings about 5 days later and then i got the "form" letter on the 21st.... she wrote a quick note on the back of the forms... just to say she was already homesick,.... But i havent gotten a REAL letter from her yet. .. I have been writing her everyday now since i got her official address.... If you dont have your sons address yet, Call his recruiter... They usually have the info already. The Address my daughters recruiter gave me was correct. I have been writing her everyday... I sent her alot of pictures from home, phone cards so she can call us... and stamps too. It makes me feel better to write her, even though she still cant write me back. But im hoping i get a letter from her next week. Good luck... you will get a letter soon too :)

 

At 7:37pm on January 25, 2012, yelomoon said…

no letter for me either.

At 3:44pm on January 24, 2012, BILLYNURY said…

maria no te preocupes todo va a estar bien yo tambien pase por eso y ahora es mas dificil por q a el lo mandaron a japon despues de su AA school pero depende lo q el este estudiando pero paso todo un mes conmigo grasias a dios todo esta bien y somos bendecidas

At 3:40pm on January 24, 2012, yelomoon said…

my daughter left 1/17 also. I too have not received my letter. I am thinking tomorrow on Wed. 1/25.  Hope we get our letters soon.

At 4:56pm on November 29, 2011, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.
Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 

-Colleen

 
 
 

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