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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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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Valerie
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  • Barre, VT
  • United States

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anasazigypsy commented on Valerie's blog post 'Son is heading for USS Eisenhower'
"I visited my sailor in Norfolk a few years ago. Can't tell you much about it. He was living in an apartment complex the Navy has rental agreement with, so most,if not all, residents were Navy. Two bedroom two bath,with locked door to each b and…"
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Son is heading for USS Eisenhower

Any one have any info on this fleet?or Norfolk Virginia?
Nov 10
Valerie replied to NavyNicaMom's discussion 'My son arrived to BC on 7/11'
"Hello, my son also left for boot camp on 7/10. His flight delayed from Portland , me, I never received an “I made it to boot camp call. Does this sometimes happen if they are thrown off schedule? He was 2 days in the airport. Thanks"
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Youngest son leaving for boot camp on July 11, lots of questions! Very anxious and stressed.
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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Son is heading for USS Eisenhower

Posted on November 10, 2019 at 10:39am 2 Comments

Any one have any info on this fleet?or Norfolk Virginia?

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At 3:59pm on November 17, 2019, Anna said…

Valerie.

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are new to N4Ms and your son?  You are always welcome to be a member of the Daughters group and feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.   We support all our sailor moms throughout their roller coaster jouney!!!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 1:40am on November 12, 2019, lemonelephant said…

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At 1:39am on November 12, 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." 

You will also want to update your "A little about me:" section. If you keep it general, then you will not have to update it often.

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 "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" 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 1:37am on November 12, 2019, lemonelephant said…

You may want to join USS Eisenhower- IKE FamilyCARRIER Families!, and/or Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well. 

Check out http://wavy.com/category/news/military/ for news from the Norfolk area. There are sometimes Livestreams of vessels leaving or entering port there. You may also want to check out https://www.facebook.com/TheCVN69/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/52768949984/. 

At 9:25pm on July 6, 2019, Valerie said…
Thank you!
At 9:21pm on July 6, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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