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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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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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ship 6 Division 268

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anyone have a loved one in this division or ship who might be with my son?Continue

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I would like to thank you all for all the support you have given and the many ways to ease my emotions. I just received my sons box with his clothes and at the same time the mail man just dropped of…Continue


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A little about me:
I am a Mother of 2 Daughter's and 1 Son. I have 5 Grandchildren whom I adore. I have been Married for 35 yrs to my Husband. My Son enlisted into the Navy right after High School. We are very Proud Parent's and Grandparents. We have adopted My Grandson it has been over a Year now, and are fortunate to have done so.
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needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it
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My Son has had the Opportunity to travel and explore, he is Loving it. Also he is learning a Trade that can take him far in life. He has come to Realize that this was a good Opportunity and choice he has made.
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has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting.

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At 7:53pm on January 27, 2020, Zakster420 said…

Thanks so much! Mine is just in BC but is contracted for DC! :) 

At 2:52pm on January 17, 2020, Bandmom said…

Hi Phoenixmom,  You asked about Oliver.  He is doing wonderful.  I would like to share a picture with you, but none of the pictures I have received are shareable.  Hi is off all oxygen, eating food and growing like a weed.  When I get a picture to share, I will definately share with you.. 

At 8:47am on January 17, 2020, Bandmom said…

Hello Phoenixmom, I see that your sailor is being deployed.  Just want to let you know I will be praying for you all.  Is this his first deployment?  Caleb tells me that most ships are running silent right now, so you may not hear anything for a while.  My faith got me through the 8 months that Caleb was deployed.  Just remember that he is where God wants him right now.  He is in  God's hands.

At 5:23pm on January 6, 2020, kysmom said…

Hello! Sorry I have been MIA around all my Navy groups and most social media lately. I've been a little stressed with worrying about my son. not hearing from him was really hard and when we finally got a letter and a call earlier than should have been was extremely hard. he was sent to seps last week and now awaiting a date to come home. Not sure if he will want to try again when he is able or not. He gets to call every day or every other day which is nice to hear his voice and know he is ok. his little family can't wait for him to get home. I gotta say I was bummed but now kind of relieved he is coming home........With that being said I will most likely leave the group once he is home and I know I wasn't here very long but thank you for the invite and the help you all have given me. Prayers for your families and loved ones in the military and for serving our country. May God be with them every step of the way and keep them safe in any journey they are on.

At 7:12pm on December 27, 2019, kysmom said…

Sorry to hear. Prayers for your family. Thanks for the help.

At 7:00pm on December 27, 2019, kysmom said…

your welcome. im still learning to navigate through the feeds and posts here lol

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At 2:12pm on December 27, 2019, kysmom said…

Thank you!

At 11:56am on December 13, 2019, Katrina said…

Hope you feel better soon, Phoenixmom. Tough time to not feel well with all of the holidays in the near future!

At 11:25am on December 11, 2019, law1999 said…

So then the soonest my other son can see his brother is after he gets liberty for the day?


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