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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 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no 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.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 24, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi moms are your son in A school for Seabee's in Missouri Have not seen any information about this group.My son is in this group that are housed with the Marines.  Can any of the veterans tell me…Continue


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I'm African American mother of two sons and grandmother of a set of twins. I'm currently attending college for my B.A. in ECE. I'm self employed. I provide child care services for parents and families that need my services. Most of all i'm a caring and loving mother, grandmother, family member, friend etc. I love a peace of mind and i'm thankful that GOD has shown me favor.
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Posted on November 17, 2013 at 12:55pm 5 Comments

I'm new here and i just want to thank you ladies for the insight. I am grateful for Navy for Moms, it has been a blessing for me. However; i'm a mess. My son just left on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013 and i'm still crying. I thought i was the only one feeling like i've lost my son but after reading some of the post, i see i'm not the only one. I do know this pain won't go away until i reunite with my son again either by letter or phone call. I CAN'T WAIT! Right now i'm still crying and…


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At 9:10pm on January 8, 2014, Dltagrl1 said…

hi mustang , ive been reading the thread for this week's graduation and sorry to hear that your son didn't pass the swim test. I wanted to reach out because my son is scheduled to graduate next week and he hasn't passed his either. He said it's been too cold for them to go, so I feel like i'll be in the same position next week. He told me that it was six of them that needed to pass the swim test. I'm not sure if that was all inclusive or just his division. Was your son able to do battlestations or will he need to wait until he passes swim test before he goes further? Tell him to keep his head up and i'll keep you both in my prayers.


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