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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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ship 6 Division 268

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 12, 2017. 1 Reply

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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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
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.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting.

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At 10:23pm on August 6, 2020, Proudmom314 said…

At 2:15pm on July 20, 2020, Kasia said…

I am so sorry for your loss.  You are so blessed to have your family with you to keep you busy and get you through this.  God Bless, from someone who knows heartbreaking loss. 

At 4:29pm on June 16, 2020, ShipOfDoodles said…

Take care of yourself. I always felt grief is like labor, but lacking the joy which usually follows. I gave into it and cried whenever I felt those waves coming on. It is different for everyone, but that is what it felt like for me. My husband was hit head-on by another driver on his way home from teaching school. I often wonder if it would have been better if I could have said goodbye. I'm not sure. No matter how it happens, its intolerable, and I feel your grief deeply even though we have never met. Please don't feel you need to respond--these are busy days. Just know that we are here for whenever you need us. Draw your strength from all those who love you.

At 12:52pm on June 10, 2020, diannep said…

Just read your sad news on BootcampMoms.  I am so very sorry....never an easy journey to get through.  May you find that each day that passes, you are flooded with a few more memories of life with him that bring a smile to your face....lots of prayers for you and your family.  So glad your children were with you to say goodbye.

At 8:45am on June 10, 2020, Whammy said…

Dear PhoenixMom,

I joined the N4M group just as you were learning your husband's diagnosis, through the drama of your son's quarantine and delay coming home, to Bud's long-awaited arrival to be with you and his dad, and now this sad news. My heart goes out to you and your family. And I am filled with gratitude for your modeling to this group what being a caring, loving wife, mom, and friend looks like, through challenging, life-changing situations. And all while you continued to provide the N4M group with your boundless, caring support. Thank you. Love and light to you all.

At 12:56pm on June 8, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers.

At 9:39am on April 28, 2020, Bandmom said…

Hello Phoenixmom,  I have been away for awhile.  I have been praying for you all.  I hope everything i o.k.  God Bless you and your family.  Ben and Gabriel are always in my heart.

At 7:18pm on March 4, 2020, belovedbyHim said…
You may already have this from your DH's Doctors but I wanted to share. This is the link to a Cancer support group. There have support for the patient but also for their loved ones and care givers. You are not alone even when it may feel like it! Do not feel you have to manage the BC mom's page if you don't want to. You are free to make whatever choice is best for you and your family and just know you will have our full support the whole way! Praying for you all!
At 2:04pm on February 27, 2020, Nautical Mom said…

Thanks Chipmunk, will do.

At 11:42am on February 23, 2020, leanbeanpt said…

Continued prayers for you and your family.  I respect your husband's decision, though hard for you, I'm sure. Enjoy your time together.  Love and hugs!


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