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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 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 - America's Navy and 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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



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At 5:30am on June 12, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
I don't think these guys realize how hard we're gonna tackle them with hugs :)  I don't know how Mya is gonna be able to let go of her brother once she gets a hold of him.  And of course we got Nicholas on our sign!  He's Navy family!
At 7:53pm on May 13, 2011, Sunshinestar8181 said…
to set up a google alert, go to google and type in USS Carl Vinson and hit "news" at the top. once it brings up news articles scroll down to the bottom and it'll say "create and email alert for uss carl vinson". just follow the directions it gives.
At 9:43pm on March 16, 2011, Mom2aSailor said…

Oh thank you!  :)  Did some wait in the waiting area and then got to sit w/you, or did they have to sit separately?  We'll be ok, except for my dad, he doesn't have a "pass".. thanks! :)


At 10:52am on March 9, 2011, trsteve1 said…
She found out just a couple days later. You would have received a letter in the mail regarding the special seating at PIR if your recruit had received the award. All the same, congrats to him for being nominated! It's definitely an honor, lots of young peoples graduating this week!
At 12:41pm on March 2, 2011, GBCB'S Mom (CM Seabee Gulfport) said…
I messaged you. Thanks for asking.  ; )  Can't wait to meet everyone. So close..... 
At 12:11am on March 2, 2011, Proud of my Sailor said…
Nikosmom-was there a note somewhere in N4M about DIV 099 wearing white scarfs to PIR?
At 1:45am on February 27, 2011, Lorraine said…
Glad you could make it today. I hope you enjoy PIR...looking forward to hearing more about your son's Navy adventures at the next M&G. Take care.
At 9:12pm on February 4, 2011, LivFutureSailor(Ship 12 Div 099) said…
i saw your post saying you got a phone call! yay! congrats, im happy for you! it's so exciting!
At 11:48pm on February 3, 2011, LivFutureSailor(Ship 12 Div 099) said…
I didn't even see that you left me a comment on my page until just now! But to answer your questions, yes, I am in DEP right now and I got a letter yesterday (02Feb. But I already told you that :) ).
At 10:38pm on February 1, 2011, frandrea<3 Ship 12.Div 93 said…
I love your ribbons and your blue candle!!! :) I have mine lit and it's about to run out!
At 5:28am on January 31, 2011, MarylandMom said…


He is IT. Currently in A school at Corry Station. He has been there since Dec27th,however things didn't get rolling again until Jan2nd. My understanding is there will be 19 weeks of A school, followed by 19 weeks of C school. So, he will be there for awhile !!  Thanks for the friend add !!  ~Donna~

At 7:25pm on January 29, 2011, glassdog said…
Hi Kathy,yes I have eaten at the Spicy Pickle.  Good stuff.  Which location?
At 2:34am on January 22, 2011, GBCB'S Mom (CM Seabee Gulfport) said…
Hi Kathy, I can't find the discussion you posted about? I typed in ship 12 div 99 under groups, forums and blogs. Nothing came up. ???
At 7:15pm on January 21, 2011, LWEatonNC (AWF Oceana) said…
Hi Niko's Mom;  Rueben James is a ship;  that's where my nephew is assigned.
At 11:57pm on January 19, 2011, Kaye S. said…

Hi "Niko's Mom," and welcome to Indiana Moms! I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for 4 years.

If you're ever near Indy, there's a monthly informal dinner on the west side of town, in Avon. You can find any month's dinner details by clicking on the 3rd Monday of the Event calendar (right-hand column). We'd love you to join us - and you're welcome to bring family or friends! From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.

The "decorating" on my page was done by picking a theme page, then customizing it in the HTML code (I'm a computer geek).  It's not difficult, if you know the codes for various colors... but might be hard to explain here.  Let me know if you'd like some help.  Hugs! k.

Hugs! k.

At 5:12pm on January 19, 2011, bsmom said…
Columbia City is East of Warsaw and West of Fort Wayne.  Actually work in ft. wayne.
At 6:01pm on January 18, 2011, Jean H (ship 12 Div 091) said…
We are all in this together now
At 5:54pm on January 18, 2011, FLA Robin ship 12 div 092 said…
She is right I already knew his div they just had the wrong pir date. You can call his recruiter he should know. 
At 5:20pm on January 18, 2011, FLA Robin ship 12 div 092 said…
I called public affairs today and they let me know about his div and they would graduate on March the 11
At 4:12pm on January 12, 2011, 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! :) 


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