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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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Cihuacoatl77
  • Female
  • Salem, OR
  • United States

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Misawa 2016

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cihuacoatl77 Feb 27, 2016. 2 Replies

My son will be stationed at Misawa Airbase in June for up to 6 months.  I'm looking for others who would like to share information about the base and their children stationed there.Continue

Whidbey Island, Washington

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy (AOMom) Dec 27, 2013. 2 Replies

My son will be stationed at Whidbey Island after A School.  Is there a forum better suited for questions about life after A School?Thank you!Continue

A School Grad

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 17, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi!My son graduates from A School in January.  What is next for him?  Will we not see him for three years?  How does an assignment / duty work? Thanks!Continue

Flights and Fares

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

 We hope to help our son get home from Pensacola for the holidays.  Are there flight discounts for Navy?  Where does one begin to search?Thank you!Continue

 

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Cihuacoatl77 added a discussion to the group Japan Mom's
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Misawa

My son will be stationed at Misawa for up to 6 months.  What should I expect?See More
Feb 27, 2016
Cihuacoatl77 replied to Cihuacoatl77's discussion 'Misawa 2016'
"Thank you!"
Feb 27, 2016
CryptoDad replied to Cihuacoatl77's discussion 'Misawa 2016'
"You might want to join the group Japan Moms"
Feb 27, 2016
Cihuacoatl77 posted a discussion

Misawa 2016

My son will be stationed at Misawa Airbase in June for up to 6 months.  I'm looking for others who would like to share information about the base and their children stationed there.See More
Feb 27, 2016
Cihuacoatl77 added a discussion to the group Parents of A School Sailors in Pensacola
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Thank you!

My son left Pensacola a few months ago and will be at the Naval Base in Lemoore, California.  Thank you Pensacola moms for sharing information and experiences.  I'll be joining the Lemoore group and this summer, my son moves on and will be stationed at Whidbey.  Again, your support definitely helped me transition to my son's life as a sailor.See More
Apr 19, 2014
Cihuacoatl77 posted a discussion

Whidbey Island, Washington

My son will be stationed at Whidbey Island after A School.  Is there a forum better suited for questions about life after A School?Thank you!See More
Dec 27, 2013
Cihuacoatl77 replied to Simon's mom's discussion 'missing my son'
"I know it is very hard but, make yourself a goal to write a letter once a week.  Tell the mundane.  Tell about daily life even if it has to do with cleaning the kitchen.  This is the life your son knows and it makes their time as a…"
Dec 27, 2013
lemonelephant replied to Cihuacoatl77's discussion 'A School Grad'
"Check you My Page."
Dec 17, 2013
lemonelephant replied to Cihuacoatl77's discussion 'A School Grad'
"It is great that he is that close--close enough to come home every now and then (maybe even on Liberty instead of just for Leave depending on the mileage limit for the command) or for you to visit him, but far enough to give you both space."
Dec 17, 2013
Cihuacoatl77 replied to Cihuacoatl77's discussion 'A School Grad'
"Thank you!  Exciting news since this is better than I had hoped for.  He is headed for Whidbey island and as long as he finds this as another positive step forward in life,  as a Mom, I'm happy for him.  I want him to be…"
Dec 17, 2013
lemonelephant replied to Cihuacoatl77's discussion 'A School Grad'
"He will have 30 days of Leave each year. It will all depend on him and where he is stationed how often he makes it home."
Dec 12, 2013
Cihuacoatl77 posted a discussion

A School Grad

Hi!My son graduates from A School in January.  What is next for him?  Will we not see him for three years?  How does an assignment / duty work? Thanks!See More
Dec 11, 2013
NavyMom24Ship02Div905 replied to Cihuacoatl77's discussion 'Hotels' in the group PIR Reference Information
"I agree it isn't right but don't know how I can get it cancelled and not charge my card unless I cancel my card."
Nov 4, 2013
bizebt replied to Cihuacoatl77's discussion 'Hotels' in the group PIR Reference Information
"That just does not seem right."
Nov 4, 2013

Profile Information

A little about me:
Menopausal, Empty nester almost. Trying to recreate my life without the kids.

I am trilingual. I am most comfortable with Spanish or English. I can communicate in Portuguese or French also.
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...
He will travel

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At 1:08am on February 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…

cf...d77, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

It is not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post, so also make change 4. To increase PERSEC, don't include ANYONE in your profile picture.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

At 1:06am on February 29, 2016, lemonelephant said…

What is your Sailor's rating (job/specialty)

At 11:48am on April 26, 2013, 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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