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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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  • Englewood, NJ
  • United States

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A little about me:
Married with two super kids, my daughter is the eldest (she 's lovely inside and out and smart) and my son (my beautifull baby boy) who became a sailor July of 2012. We live in the east coast, and my mother and sister are my next door neighbors. It's actually great to live that close to your family. My rescue swimmer is making us grand parents, great grandparent, aunts, great aunts and uncles, we just love this new life.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Everything I know about the Navy is what I have learned this passed year. Support your sailor they are doing the very best they can with the tools their family and their environment has given them. They need to focus and stick to whatever it is they are working on at the time. We don't need to worry them with our home problems. If they can be away from home working their butts off alone, we can handle home.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

Stivanin's Blog

Liar Liar

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 12:54pm 2 Comments

I have backed off a little because I don't want my son to cut himself off from me completely. They are both well aware of my suspicions but neither of them (choose) to give the family any real proof. I can't believe my son can't just WAKE UP. Thanks for the advice and I'm hopping that if we give her enough rope she will hang herself, I just want her to do it before she gets pregnant for real. She and I both know. She wont come clean but I'm not shuting up about this. I hope everyone around…


Lies and Deceit. For what?

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 7:32am 4 Comments

I think my son's wife lied about being pregnant to get married. They are living in San Diego and he just won't believe me. There were no ultrasound pictures with her name on them, she claimes to have miscaried the 4 mounth twins one Tuesday morning at 1 AM but worked for the following 3 days in her 12 hour shift and she doesn't know the doctor's name because it is " really hard to spell". Does anyone have any idea what is going on and how can I get this pathological liar out of our lives.…


Waiting for a house in San Diego

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 10:57am 0 Comments

Thanks. They are both in the same area code, She has been there for two weeks almost and is working. He gets back tonight and should start work on Monday??? She really wants to be out of barracks, how long can it be before they find something.

San Diego housing

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 9:38am 1 Comment

My sailor son is marrying his sailor fiance next week after his SERE graduation this Friday in San Diego. How soon can they get housing on base together?  Is there something they can do to speed up the proces? They are in different bases right now, do they need to rent off base for a few months? I'm in the east coast and don't know how things work in the west. Thanks      

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At 10:45am on July 25, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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