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.

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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MParr
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  • Hastings, NE
  • United States

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MParr added a discussion to the group CARRIER Families!
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New Orders!

I have found these forums to be very informational and rely on any information that you families who are apart of the USS Stennis can share with us here in Nebraska. this will be our first deployment on a carrier and I look forward to learning much from you experienced sailor parents. Go Navy!See More
Jan 12, 2015
MParr replied to Queenjailyle's discussion 'A Sailors Needs for A school' in the group NUKE moms
"I saw your post her a week or so ago.  I was impressed with the content.  I thought I saved the info to my computer... NOPE!  I have been frantically looking for the last few days.  I finally found you.  Thanks for the…"
Jan 18, 2013
MParr shared Queenjailyle's discussion on Facebook
Jan 18, 2013
MParr replied to NF Mom's discussion 'Please Sign The Visitor Log ( by clicking this discussion forum and joining )' in the group Nuke A School FAQ
"Great information... this really helps us the plan as we approach PIR and our SR is becoming a Sailor!!!!"
Jan 17, 2013
MParr commented on Lala*gma*ship 12 div 112's blog post 'Group Hug/Ship out date 1/15/13'
"Hang on... the next couple weeks are hard.  1st... Thank you to your son for his service.  2nd... Those phone calls are precious and few.  They tell them they will get calls but they are all earned.  They can come any day of the…"
Jan 17, 2013
MParr liked Lala*gma*ship 12 div 112's blog post Group Hug/Ship out date 1/15/13
Jan 17, 2013
MParr replied to FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW's discussion 'Ship 14 (USS Arizona) Divisions 077 and 078 (Brother Divisions)' in the group PIR 02/01/2013 TG 12 - 15 Divisions (077-088, 804, 805 and 912) *Each recruit will be permitted 3 guests.
"I read on one of these groups somewhere that Ship 14/077 received the Academic Flag.  Now I can't find the page that I saw it. Has anyone else heard this?  Are there certain flags that each division are competing to earn? …"
Jan 9, 2013
navymom2012 replied to MParr's discussion 'shipping items listed on previous posts.' in the group NUKE moms
"Future Nuke mom here too... Anyone know what items aren't available at Nex, that he would need right away?   thanks"
Jan 7, 2013
MParr replied to MParr's discussion 'shipping items listed on previous posts.' in the group NUKE moms
"Thank you I appriciate your experience. "
Jan 5, 2013
navynrocks (1201M) replied to MParr's discussion 'shipping items listed on previous posts.' in the group NUKE moms
" No limit really, its just more important to have it labeled correctly with what evr class or section he is in.    My son bought his own set of sheets and they can be whatever from my understanding,but my "Nuke" prefers the…"
Jan 4, 2013
MParr joined NF Mom's group
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Nuke A School FAQ

When & Where will my Nuke Sailor:      Leave for A School ???      Go for A School ???      A School Shipping Address ???Much More...See More
Jan 4, 2013

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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 5:18pm on December 12, 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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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

-Colleen

 
 
 

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