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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 - 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. 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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Graduation of A school and Pinning

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 14, 2013. 9 Replies

My son graduates A school he thinks sometime before March 16th in Great Lakes.  He says the graduation itself is not worth a flight to Great Lakes...we live in Virginia.  He said there is a pinning…Continue


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At 2:48pm on January 6, 2013, R'sproudmom said…
I really don't know if he requested SD for C school. Honestly, I do not know if you can pick where you want C school. He wanted to train on CIWS and he did get that. He did not want to be on the east coast since we have family in Va Beach and Chesapeake and visit their often. He will be in SD for the next four years because he DID get to pick his orders after C school.
At 1:12pm on August 2, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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! :)


At 10:48pm on July 26, 2012, NavyMom Maria(Ship07, Div242) said…

i came home and found a letter from my son, he seems down, not enough sleep average 1-4 hours per day.

At 7:07pm on July 26, 2012, NavyMom Maria(Ship07, Div242) said…

I am happy for you, actually the last 2 weeks will be tough weeks for them. Many of us from the same division did not get mails.


At 5:02pm on July 26, 2012, NavyMom Maria(Ship07, Div242) said…

same division, do you get any mail lately?


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