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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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 full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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.
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
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!
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
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!!
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.
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)