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

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ShelbyCoreena
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  • Hart, MI
  • United States

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A little about me:
I am the mother of a sailor who is the 3rd generation in our family to be in the Navy. We just need to support our sailors.
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
"Be Flexible"
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:21pm on February 26, 2011, Jaz04 said…

Shelby, I hope everything is ok.  We haven't heard from you in a while.  We asked about you today at the Rockford m&g, but no one has heard anything.  Please let us know.

 

Karen

At 8:33am on June 9, 2010, Jaz04 said…
Shelby, I have RSVP'ed to the meet & greet. But I may have to cancel. That may be PIR weekend. As soon as I am notified I will let you know.

Karen
At 10:00pm on May 20, 2010, Rhonda8881 said…
Just wanted to let you know what I read today on Sub Moms. Mark said to check with your sailor's boat's Family and Fleet group (others said the FRG - Family Readiness Group) to register and they will let you know 3 weeks before they return and reserve a room for you at the lodge so you can be there to greet them when they return. Or talk to the Ombudsman. Mark said the FRG is a support group but they stay in contact with the Ombudsman. Hope you are successful finding what you need. If you go to the boat's website, it should tell you who the Ombudsman is.

I hope I can find the groups for my son's sub too!
At 12:17pm on May 5, 2010, BunkerQB said…
Thank you for the friend request. I have not resolve some minor difficulty with my N4M "addressbook" – which has been acting up lately. When I select a friend to send a message, the person I checked is not always the person who receives the message. Typically, private messages are use for communicating issues that are more personal in nature, so for now I am not adding any friends. You find me on a daily basis in the New Moms Stop Here group . Please join if you haven’t and we talk there. BunkerBee
At 10:11am on May 3, 2010, dymphe said…
Thanks for your note. My son wanted to be on a submarine but the navy had a different idea. He will be going on his second deployment for 8 months soon.
Just to let you know, I've had to turn on the AC this week-end. The humidity is back!!
At 1:31am on May 3, 2010, Mark said…
Thanks ShelbyCoreena,
My son's on the Kentucky Gold crew as an ST here in Bangor. He'll be leaving on his first patrol in a couple of weeks. It's great having him close, but he regrets not asking for a different home port so he could see more of the country. It's early but he expects to re-enlist, and I'd be surprised if he didn't ask for a fast attack. I just hope it'll be in either San Diego or Hawaii, so it'll be cheaper to visit than the east coast.
At 3:45pm on May 2, 2010, Gloria P. said…
Hello and welcome to the SECF group :)
At 1:53am on April 28, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding support groups – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. Think of this group as your orientation station. We have experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet . is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is your son/daughter already in bootcamp? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog on how to use the N4M site.
Welcome to New Members
Learn to use the “Search” function. Search in blogs, forums, discussions in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient.
Check your page & status box regularly.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)
 
 
 

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