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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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Reid's Ma
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  • Anderson, IN
  • United States

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A little about me:
I am so proud of my sons accomplishments; maturity; independence.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Stay tuned--orders may change tomorrow!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:26am on November 9, 2013, lemonelephant said…

If you aren't sending letters to a military address, then there is no need to indicate his rate/rating in the address.

Have a great day!

At 9:51pm on November 8, 2013, lemonelephant said…

He should let you know how to address letters so that he will receive them and still maintain PERSEC (and OPSEC in some cases). Using his Middle name rather than his first name on snail mail to his miltary address would cause confusion and delay mail to him, so don't do that, but using his middle name rather than his first and/or last name online would increase PERSEC--not using any part of his name or yours would increase it even more. When I write to my Sailor at his off base address, I do not include MA2, but when I mail to a military address, I do, but he does not have a Spook rating. Hmmm Let me know what your Sailor says. Some have said that a few of us go overboard on PERSEC, but I think that it is better to reveal less than is permitted and be safe than to post things and risk a problem.

At 6:47pm on November 7, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours

At 12:09am on November 7, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since CTI is one of the Spook ratings, the information within the Page, OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes To Your Profile), will be important for you and yu need to make changes 1, 2, 3, and 4.

At 1:48am on March 9, 2013, IndyMom said…

Hi again.  It looks like are boys will be graduating around the same time.  I wonder if they know eachother?  My son's name is Colin.

At 9:54am on February 13, 2013, Stacie078ship14 said…
Sorry I've been off the site for a few day with the flu. Would love to meet! I'm originally from Peru Indiana, have lived in indi for almost 15 years now.
At 11:34am on January 23, 2013, Reid's Ma said…

Becky, I went to "add as friend" and responded on your home page. My son was an ET; then SGT; now working on CTI. Sorry I have not seen a friend req. from you.  Hope you see my response and email me.   

At 9:59pm on January 21, 2013, Reid's Ma said…

Noni, so, where did you fly into for Christmas in CA?  My son flew out of Monterey to Reno, circled the airport and ret'd to Monterey. Got home 4 days later on Christmas night. I was pretty down about that!!  But it was a great holiday after we got him home. Guess you can always count of the weather to throw a loop into any plan. 

At 7:14pm on January 21, 2013, NYRican924 said…
Hi Reid's mom. I'm trying to MSG you but can't do it. Just wanted to answer your question about the 30 days.
At 5:02am on December 31, 2012, BunkerQB said…

Reid's Ma,

You should click "Setting" then change your profile to private. After that, only your friends can see your page. I am BunkerQB, admin/creator for the San Fran Bay Area Navy Families Group. We have a few members in the Monterey area and of course, most of us have been to the Monterey Peninsula a few times. It's a beautiful area. I live up the Peninsula half way between San Jose and San Francisco. There is not a Navy For Moms group in the Monterey area; however, there is a CTI Moms group with sailors going to the Language school (oops see you belong to that group already). Feel free to drop in on the SF group if you have any questions about the area. We'll try out best to answer your questions.

My son finished his 5 year commitment to the Navy. He is now just 45 minutes from me but we got more calls from him when he was in Hawaii!


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