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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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Boot camp questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by JazzysMom Sep 28, 2015. 13 Replies

Hi, moms!First - does anyone have SR's leaving on Nov. 18th? We just found out that's when my son goes to BC, so I thought it would be great to meet other moms!Second - they are allowed to keep their…Continue

Any Moms from Illinois??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle'sMom (Karen) Jul 8, 2015. 2 Replies

I currently live in Central IL, but have family up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Any moms close to me??Continue

ASVAB delay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle'sMom (Karen) Jul 8, 2015. 2 Replies

Happy Fourth of July, Navy families! Quick question -- has anyone's recruit been delayed in taking the ASVAB? My son took the ASVAB for the Army when he was thinking of joining, and Chicago is taking…Continue


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At 4:25am on April 2, 2016, MomofNavyKid60050 said…
Karen, when did you live in Mt. P? I grew up there also!
At 3:23pm on November 29, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

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 recruit.

At 12:47am on September 15, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Since your future Sailor has contracted within the PACT program, the information within Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks (PACT) Program will be of interest to you.

At 1:53pm on July 27, 2015, ProudCajunMamma said…

Hey! It's me, Stefanie! Thanks for chatting today! I feel like I at least have a friend already! I am strolling around the forums trying to learn! Have a great day!

At 2:34pm on June 29, 2015, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Yes, you're username is fine then. :-) 

At 1:00pm on June 29, 2015, 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! :)



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