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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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My 23 year old daughter is my only child. She is currently an Ensign.
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At 11:58pm on February 5, 2011, Lorraine said…
Hannah made her commitment in October. It is for 5 active + 3. She is a chemical engineer who graduated in May. She said that man of the kids have not made the committment and can walk away if OCS doesn't work for them.
At 11:49pm on February 5, 2011, Lorraine said…

Hi violet,

You had asked me if it is ok to post my comment on the FB page. I am new at all this so I have no idea what the FB page is but it is fine to copy and post what ever I have put on the site. I wlll keep you all posted since Hannah will see others while she is at the gym. It sounds like she is much more free to call while she is in holding for the 3 weeks. I was surprised how good she sounded after being put in holding. She says it will be good for her to prepare and feel more ready. She also said that she is one of the few that are already  signed up for the Navy and committed for the 5 years + 3. Most are there for OCS and then will decide if they want to sign up. Not sure why she didn't do that????

We will keep positive thoughts and prayers for all! I will keep you posted with any new info.


At 10:07am on February 3, 2011, violet said…

@Stitching4Joy - Thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes I think its a little harder on the girls physically. Rachel is so short that she has to take two steps for every one that someone taller has to take. I am more worried about her state of mind. She has a tendency to sell herself short.  All her academic life she would freak out over her tests and say that she was positive that she was going to get an F and then come home with an A on her paper. I soon learned to disregard that but, this is so much different. Rachel loses her voice easily and I know that the DIs really like when the OCs shout loud. 


Three daughters! That's a lot of girl power going on in you house!  I know what you mean, Rachel was only home with us for two weeks and this place came alive. I miss that terribly.

At 7:39am on February 3, 2011, Stitching4JoyNavyMom said…
Wow - and the fact that Rachel is also 23 is bizarred.  I could barely hear Alicia also.  My husband said that he heard her say "it's insane" but she was teaful and it was hard to understand her.  I didn't even think to ask about her roommate.  I hope that they can write to us soon and tell us more.  I've heard that this is harder on us than them and some days I believe that.  Alicia graduated from college in May and has been home again since then so we were very use to be able to talk daily as well.  We have one other daughter who begins at FSU in June - these changes are coming quickly!  Hang in there!
At 5:39pm on November 28, 2010, JudyM said…
Sorry it took me so long to reply. Things got pretty hectic coming off a trip just before Thanksgiving. If Rachel would like to contact Jesse, his email is Just let him know that I gave his address. If you find out anything they need for OCS, please let me know. Judy
At 10:50am on November 15, 2010, Mariellen said…
Thanks, Violet!
At 11:15am on June 28, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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 featured 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
reading more about you! :)

Elizabeth and Colleen

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