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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.

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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At 7:07pm on August 31, 2015, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  I'm glad you found us. I see you also have an officer daughter.  I have an officer daughter, her twin sister enlisted and is already a veteran, and I have an enlisted son who's been in over 10 years.  Please feel free to come join the chat in on our group page - there is usually someone on every day. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the training days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 6:45pm on December 12, 2012, jillmarie said…


Thanks for the information -- I had no idea the Navy had its own med school -- what an awesome experience for your daughter!  7 vs 4 years is not really that much more given the outstanding learning opportunities. Nicholas wants to do his residency with the USNavy vs civilian, so I will keep San Diego and Bethesda on my list of locations for him to consider.

Thanks for the tips on officer camp.  I will take a look at the links you mentioned.  Nicholas was named the outstanding male athlete for his college, so even though it was only a division  3 school, he keeps in pretty good shape.  I think the most difficult thing will be being away from his fiancé (and their two dogs.)  Funny how quickly they grow up and attach themselves to adult routines.  

Thanks for taking the time to put me in the right direction!


At 12:30am on December 11, 2012, jillmarie said…


We lived in the Belle Mead section of Hillsborough for 7 years before we moved to London. Our good friends, Bill and Beth Nardone, live on South Woods Road. I have a few friends in East Brunswick and Piscataway too, but none with any military contacts.

Nicholas, my son, is at the University of Minnesota with a goal of being a family practice doctor.  His major was physics at Juniata College in PA and he grew up in Glen Ridge, NJ.  We are currently on a one year assignment in Australia but sold our house in NJ. We did live in Glen Ridge for 8 years too and have many more friends there.  

I can't believe how much travel your daughter is already doing just as part of her rotations.  What a great opportunity!  Nicholas will be going to "officer camp" this summer in Newport.  Do you have any fond memories of this period or was your daughter in the Navy via a different route  (You can tell I know next to nothing about any of this.)


At 9:47pm on May 23, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Hi Lynn,

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 featured 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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