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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.  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.

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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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Comment by CA NavyMom on September 25, 2017 at 12:13pm

My daughter had her PIR on 9/22 and arrived for MA A-school on 9/23. She said her graduation date is 11/22. I'm looking forward to learning more about this part of her journey and couldn't be more proud of her!

Comment by Prattlebrat on September 21, 2017 at 5:07pm
Kim, I agree. He said there was only 1 class graduating in the 7th. I put in a friend request so we can exchange names and tell the kids.
Comment by Kim on September 21, 2017 at 10:07am

He must be in class with my daughter then.

Comment by Prattlebrat on September 20, 2017 at 7:27pm
He started some stuff last week, but he was in holding yesterday. So today was starting the big stuff.
Comment by Kim on September 20, 2017 at 11:45am

Prattlebrat, does your son start A-school today?  Our daughter was telling me that she will graduate November 7 too.  I'm just waiting on some kind of confirmation from her.

Comment by Prattlebrat on September 19, 2017 at 7:37pm
Kim, my son is there now. He's been there for about 2 weeks and should graduate the 7th of November. Unless he chooses to delay a week as they are asking some to volunteer to do.
I did the same with my son. We took his phone to him while at the airport. It was a sleepless night.
Comment by Kim on September 19, 2017 at 8:22am

Great information! Thank you.  My daughter did say she will graduate on a Tuesday, but I thought all graduations were on Fridays.  That's okay with me, I would like to be there if I can make it happen.  Not happy about flying all by myself.

Prattlebrat - Is your son currently in MAA A-school?  My daughter does have her phone.  We took it to her while she was at the airport after boot camp.

Comment by Kevsmom (ship4 div179) on September 16, 2017 at 1:13pm
Also he graduated thursday and flew home early on friday (but didnt tell us cuz he surprised us friday afternoon)
Comment by Kevsmom (ship4 div179) on September 16, 2017 at 1:10pm
I couldnt go to my son's graduation luckly his older brother lives in texas so he attended. Just so you know the ceremony is very quick and casual. My son said that very few parents were there. I wanted to "pin" my son but he said it wasnt worth dor his dad me and my daughter to fly just for that. Cremony lasted less than an hour.
Comment by Prattlebrat on September 16, 2017 at 12:38pm
Kim, maybe ask your daughter what day she graduates. I was surprised to hear my son's date because it wasn't a Friday. I may not be able to go, but would like to. If I get anymore info I'll let you know. If your daughter doesn't have a phone, message me and we can exchange info and I'll have my son let her use his so she can call more. At least on weekends.
 

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