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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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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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"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."
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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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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 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!

At 9:24am on February 19, 2020, Ceej0347 said…

All my love and prayers are with you and your hubby and family. I know how much he means to you.  God’s will not ours. Somedays it it so hard to understand what that purpose may be.  I know it doesn’t make it any easier if fact may be even harder.  You have a tribe here with you, praying for you and loving you and your family from a distance.

God be with you for strength, courage and healing.

I lift you up my friend!! CeeJ

At 7:48pm on January 29, 2020, SLSNavyNucMom said…
Yes, thank you so much! Have a blessed day and I'll keep working on perseverance, patience and praying as a mama.
At 7:19pm on January 29, 2020, SLSNavyNucMom said…

Hello Phoenixmom,

I’m a mom to a recruit that left Jan. 15th. He made us stay so out of the loop on this whole process (joining the Navy behind our backs when he was all set to go to University) that I knew nothing going into this venture. I didn’t even know about the first phone call. I’m sitting there the night he left in a lonely, black stupor with my phone off. I even skipped Bible Study that night, which is not like me because I love people, and unbeknownst to me he tried giving me that call. It was my other son who told me about how he got the call and I was like, “what!?!!” Then I checked my phone and sure enough he had tried, but when he didn’t reach me, he must have decided to reach out to his best friend, his brother. 
Anyway, since then, I’ve been ravenously reading everything to gain some sanity and give my heart a reprieve. This NavyMoms site has given back my sanity. I went into the recruiting office yesterday to see if I could get his division number because I’m dying to send him some form of communication. His recruiter left for the police academy so they said I needed to wait for the form letter.
Seeing your notice about the March 15th PIR is something I’ve been waiting for because I believe that will be his graduation date. When you say it’s not up yet, do you mean on the NavyMoms website? At that point will I be able to possibly connect with other moms who have sons that will hopefully graduate on the same day? Again, I love this site and reading everything helps me get through each day. I love the scripture readings too from you. So thank you from the bottom of my longing heart. He is my last born and we are now empty nesting. Such a weird place to be in, but God is good ALL THE TIME!


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.


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