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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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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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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At 12:20pm on January 21, 2020, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Pat, Thank You for the Information. I will be gathering things this week to ship Off. Thank you for the Hard work you and the Other Ladies do to make this Happen. I try not to worry to much about my Son being Deployed but it is always in the back of my Mind. I know that they are in good Hands and the Good Lord is also watching over them. Thank you Again!

At 9:45pm on November 1, 2019, Valtameri said…

Hi Pat, I meant to send a private message with that friend request, but ... clumsy fingers! I wondered if there is a Holiday Project this year? My Girl Scout troop has been participating for years, and was looking forward to it again, but I haven't seen anything.

Thanks, Val

At 5:09pm on August 22, 2019, Patchi said…

Thank you for the welcome!  Im slowly learning how to navigate thru the site.  Excited to be here! 

At 3:27pm on February 14, 2019, kaarinac said…

Thank you, Pat! I have boxes ready to ship. I appreciate your efforts to organize this month after month and allowing us to participate!

At 6:55pm on November 11, 2018, CruAn said…

Hi Pat,  it's been forever.  Just an FYI.  

I wrote to P&G asking for a donation of any products they might consider.  It's late in the year to ask but you never know.

Hope all is well with you.  Will let you know if I hear anything.

Anney

At 9:55pm on April 2, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi pat thanks for the reply, so only those that asked will get adopted? How do you ladies get your boxes to the carrier? I got my sons address and it's been 3 weeks and he hasn't received his package.

At 3:42pm on April 2, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Pat, question how does one get adopted on the Carrier, My son is on there and I ask to let me send boxes of snacks and stuff and he said he is ok no need. Now are there certain groups that get adopted.

At 12:46pm on March 17, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

I did receive thank you shipped his box yesterday. All went well. Thanks for your help

At 9:15pm on January 24, 2018, Bugsmom said…

Hi!! Sent out my package today.. 

thank you again for your help.

At 3:37am on December 1, 2017, Babylon said…

No thank you for your efforts on behalf of our loved ones.

At 3:07pm on August 25, 2017, Ceej0347 said…
I really don't do facebook
Only have one for my job.
It's a security thing.

But I will put the dates in my calendar.
At 2:28pm on August 25, 2017, Ceej0347 said…
I would love to join the Chicago moms.

This has def been an experience. Good and bad!
At 1:10pm on February 7, 2017, SebJar said…

Hi Pat,

Not sure if I'm in the right place. . thank you for adding me for adopting a sailor :) , but I'm a little confused on where to start. . .do I just create a box of needed things & send it to the address specified each month?

Many thanks,

Lisa

At 5:18pm on January 12, 2017, MamaJ said…

Thank you Pat!!!

At 7:50pm on November 15, 2016, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

There's been lots of issues with N4M lately.  I've been working with the ad agency that handles the N4M account and I am having a conference call with them on Thursday morning.  I've got a few other mom's (& a dad) on here that I've been communicating with and they are going to be in on the call.  If you would like to join us, let me know.  It will be Thursday, 11/17 at 10am CT.  I can give you the info if you want to be in on it.  Otherwise I can just let you know what's happening afterwards.  Doing my best to help save the site!

At 6:26pm on November 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

PatLe.....y, Your full name is visible in the URL above and every time you post. 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.)

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

At 9:17pm on July 13, 2016, Amorresperroz said…
Thank you and please let me know how I can help..
At 9:25pm on May 7, 2016, EJ said…

Thanks, Pat!  Do put MAS for return address on the customs form?  or my address?  and do we put something inside the box that says it's a We Ship Love box?

At 2:07pm on February 20, 2016, Birdie said…
Thank you!
At 6:30pm on February 10, 2016, queennor said…
Thank you and no problem

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