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PIR: March 17, 2017 TG 19 - 9 Divisions (093-100 & 919) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests

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PIR: March 17, 2017 TG 19 -  9 Divisions (093-100 & 919) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests

This group is for those who have loved ones graduating from Boot Camp on March 17, 2017.

A group to chat with others, ask questions, gather information, learn, laugh, even shed a tear as your loved one begins their journey to become a United States Sailor!

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 51
Latest Activity: on Monday

Welcome to the group! PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP.


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N4M's Community Guidelines
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OPSEC.

~OPSEC OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmost importance.

~N4M’s also has Community Guidelines just like any other social media.

~Please take the time to read the OPSEC and N4M’s Community Guidelines.

~A quick note here, from the N4M’s CG’s:

• Don’t Jeopardize the Safety of Our Sailors: Remember OPSEC (Operational Security) (Don’t Sink Ships With Loose Lips) This site and all content posted on it are viewable to everyone on the Internet. This doesn’t mean you can’t share things about your Sailor – but too many details can put Sailors in harm’s way. The following are examples of red flags and should not be shared within this community either by posting or sending via a Group message:

• Sailors’ last names. This includes your username if you share the same last name as your son or daughter.

Some Suggestions:

~If your last name is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended for you to use in your username for your own personal security. This is your option. It is also not a good idea to use an email address as your username for personal security reasons.

~First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but remember, everyone can see it and someone can easily match them up with their "mom". So you might want to consider changing your profile picture to not include your Recruit at least for the duration of BC. Again, your option

~It is also a good idea to make your settings for your Profile Page "viewable only to your friends"

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You need to be a member of PIR: March 17, 2017 TG 19 - 9 Divisions (093-100 & 919) Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests to add comments!

Comment by ellen0502 on Monday

Here is the link for T-Shirts.

MWR T-Shirts

Comment by adnmom3 on Monday

I am wondering if there is any way to order the division shirts now that the PIR is over??  My son bought one for me, but I would like to buy a couple for other family members.  I tried to get in line at the PIR, but they cut off the line right when I was about to get there.  I am also wondering about the coins.  I didn't have any idea what my son had already purchased.  I know I am probably out of luck, but I thought I would ask.

Comment by kika on Monday
Thanks CatMom for the information I assumed he would be busy. Unfortunately he was told he could not bring his cell phone back with him and that he would be searched so we still have it. Guess will just wait if someone lets him use a phone. Thanks again!
Comment by CatMom509 on Monday

kika,

If your new Sailor has his cellphone, he will contact you when he has a moment as they have a mentor Sailor meeting them at the airport and getting them to their assigned quarters.  He will probably call when he is more settled -- at least you should have communications re-established now!

Comment by CatMom509 on Monday

Blessed Sunday!

     "Come to Me, all you who are weary

      and burdened, and I will give you rest."

                                         Matthew 11:28

Comment by kika on Sunday
Haven't heard from my Sailor after we drop as he was heading to Connecticut for A school anyone have updates for those that were heading that way too?
Comment by CatMom509 on Saturday

For those of you with Sailors heading to Pensacola, FL for A school for NAS or IT training, here's your new N4M group with a very helpful veteran mom!!

http://navyformoms.ning.com/group/sailorsinpensacolaflforaschool

Comment by CatMom509 on Saturday

CONGRATULATIONS  to all the new Sailors and their families!!  Have an awesome PIR weekend!!

Comment by CatMom509 on Saturday

mamaft,

Your SR will become a United States Sailor!!  Keep the faith and keep on writing those happy, encouraging letters to him!!

Comment by mamaft on Friday

@Diannep thank you for the advice, I will try that. If I could get the DVD, I'm sure he would appreciate it and it would offer our family some consolation.

By the way, I found a couple groups pertaining to FIT and I was tempted to browse and chat with anyone else who had similar experiences but those haven't been active for the last month or so.

I think this will be my last post in this group (maybe?) but on a more positive note, I am keeping the faith for my sailor-to-be and congratulations to all of today's Sailors!

 
 
 

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