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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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I am about to be Navy Mom; my son is graduating April 13, 2012 I was so confused as most Navy RC moms are. I found this site on accident and it was a blessing.. it has helped me cope and know that I was not alone.My feeings were the same feelings all Navy RC moms were having. So now we all help each other....Thank you NAVYFORMOMS
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HOPE THIS HELPS SOME OF YOU MOMS I WROTE IT TO MY SAILOR HE in now on the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) IN SAN DIEGO NOW! ANY QUES FEEL FREE TO ASK!

Posted on July 12, 2015 at 11:43pm 5 Comments

A MOM GETTING STRENGTH FROM HER SAILOR

Where has time gone, I remember when you were small, The line you drew on the wall, every time to measure how tall. The running in the house, the hide and seek, I knew where you were, even when you would peek. I held you close when you were so cold, I offered my hand for you to always hold. I picked you up ever time you fell, Took care of all sickness to make you well. I rescued you when you felt any type of pain, Just to place you on the right path… Continue

A MOM GETTING STRENGTH FROM HER SAILOR!

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 11:51pm 7 Comments

Where has time gone, I remember when you were small, The line you drew on the wall, every time to measure how tall. The running in the house, the hide and seek, I knew where you were, even when you would peek. I held you close when you were so cold, I offered my hand for you to always hold. I picked you up ever time you fell, Took care of all sickness to make you well. I rescued you when you felt any type of pain, Just to place you on the right path again and again. You have grown into a man…

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At 11:53pm on July 18, 2015, lemonelephant said…

I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains what appears to be your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

At 11:52pm on July 18, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Join USS Carl Vinson Family and/or CARRIER Families! and check out Lemoore NAS California Moms, San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego, San Diego Moms/SOs and Sailors Stationed in California. What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)? There may be a group for that as well.

At 7:10pm on March 8, 2012, BobbysMomSH#04--DIV#119 said…

Welcome! Love your photos.

At 12:50am on March 6, 2012, beccasusan26 said…

Thank you so much! I am going to check out that hotel and then I will get back to you! I feel like I am in a tough place because my boyfriends mom just got a new job and so they don't think they are going to make it but aren't positive. I of course, want to wait for them - but I am nervous because I don't want places to be filling up and I already had to book my flight to get a decent price haha. I will get back to you and I really am appreciative and grateful for your help! Thank you so much!

At 2:58pm on March 4, 2012, diannep said…

Accepted your friend request!

At 11:02am on March 4, 2012, louisianamom (ship 02 div 922) said…

Hi, good to meet someone from Louisiana.  My son, Jacob, is in bc.  I have only received one note from him on the back of the form letter.  It was fairly long, two paragraphs.  He misses home of course.  He said Pdays were "horrible".  I was glad to hear from him.  But I worry about what he is going through.  He is 23 years old and the youngest of 3.  I hope and pray to God every day to keep him safe.  I hope Brian's next letter will be more encouraging.  Just keep writing him and tell him how proud you are of him.  Where is his A school?

 

At 8:35am on March 2, 2012, diannep said…

Write him alot!  Believe me...they long for those letters.  Be sure to ask others to write him too...family, favorite coaches/teachers, friends, etc.  They live for letters!

At 8:33am on March 2, 2012, diannep said…

Hey!  Got your "message to group" about your son's letter.  I am a N4Moms veteran mom who stayed on the PIR groups to help...my son is actually finishing his Navy stint today...will be discharged today.  But just wanted to say...I still remember his bootcamp experience well.  These first few weeks are very very hard for them.  Not all SRs will be honest when they write home because they don't want their families to worry...so they may say it is wonderful and easy.  Trust me...it's not.  They are being yelled at, mentored, and they truly don't think they can do anything right at this point.  BUT....that will change by about training week 4 (usually about 6 weeks after they have left home).  It DOES get better for them, they start accomplishing alot, and they become more confident.  Hang in there...I know this hurts a mom's heart.  I even thought at one point that my son wanted to quit...when he realized I was thinking that way, he said, "Mom, you think I'm giving up?  NO WAY!  I'm going to get through this and become a sailor!"  And he did!  So vent when you need to and know things will get better.  Also, when you send a Message to Group as you did, just know that all ladies on here don't receive it.  Plus...there is no way to respond to it other than the way I'm doing it here or to send you a message. 

It will get better!  Just keep encouraging him and don't pass on any bad news!  They need to hear all positive from home now...you are his biggest cheerleader! 

At 6:59pm on February 29, 2012, MattsMama Ship 02/Div 924 said…

Sons hold a special place in their mom's hearts, don't they?!:)  You and he are in my thoughts.  It's only day 2 without Matt and our house sure is quiet.  Anxious for that next call and/or letter.

At 3:33pm on February 28, 2012, 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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