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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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.

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LadyPendragon
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  • Leeds, AL
  • United States

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anasazigypsy replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"As stated,this is an old post. My sailor went to boot camp in 2014. He's my oldest grandson who I raised alone from the day after his 2nd birthday until the day he left for boot camp. All I can say is thank goodness for the dog, lol. It's…"
Apr 17
momto navymat replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"My youngest is leaving as well. Although dad is in our lives, he is at work a lot so I can feel where you are coming from but  in a little bit of a different way. My two oldest just moved out of state so I have been a mess. No more babies here.…"
Apr 26, 2017
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"Texasmom - welcome to our group!  This post by Lady pendragon was back in early 2014 and I haven't seen her around here since so she may not respond.  But that's ok 'cuz we are all here for you!  Pop on over to the main…"
Dec 22, 2015
Texasmom replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"Lady pendragon, wow. I Sooo feel Sooo much of what you shared. Perhaps we shud keep each other company. Ha. Wow. It is so encredibly bitter sweet isn't it. Our kids growing up, heading out to live their lives, becoming soldiers! ! But ooh the…"
Dec 22, 2015
Texasmom liked LadyPendragon's discussion Bursting with pride BUT.........
Dec 22, 2015
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"Jaysmom - hang in there!  I don't know that it ever gets easier LOL, but we are all here for you!  "
Oct 22, 2014
Jaysmom replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"My one and only child just left for boot camp yesterday and I'm a total mess today.  I know it will get easier, but I totally didn't expect it to be this hard."
Oct 22, 2014
Griffins mom replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"Hi Ladypendragon, I know some if what you are going through. My youngest who is also a twin has been in bootcamp since September 16th. And I got my first letter today! Hooray!! My wonderful SR. is doing great and I know your son will do wonderful in…"
Oct 4, 2014
orpy replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"How are you today? My daughter leaves tomorrow...but goes to the hotel first tonight. I'm heart-sick...this was a decision she made fairly quickly and very uncharacteristic of her. I know she has to go to have an exciting life...I feel…"
Jul 6, 2014
disneygirl64 replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"Hang in there LadyPendragon your sons excitement for his new life adventures will give you strength. My son is my baby and although I am still married I do feel extremely lost without my kids. They are my whole world. Don't get me wrong, I love…"
Apr 23, 2014
LadyPendragon replied to emtbuggy's discussion 'Having a super tearful day'
"Emtbuggy, I'm so sorry you are having a tearful day.  My son hasn't left yet and I find myself just boo-hooing at the thought of it.  I know that I will be pulling all these scrapbooks I've made out and making many more…"
Feb 24, 2014
CO-TwinSalorsMom replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"I sometimes do not like the QUIET. Sometimes I do. The boy's friends still contact me or come visit occasionally. I try to find stuff to do, home improvement projects, sorting cleaning, donating stuff. I started to go to a new bible study and…"
Feb 21, 2014
mspaint replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"Lady Pendragon, It is now your duty to start taking care of yourself.  It is always about the children when they are growing up.  Once they are grown it becomes all about you.  Our Navy Sailor was the last one out of the house and it…"
Feb 21, 2014
Rock replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"Lady Pendragon, I can totally relate.  Ever since my son (my only child) left for BC I have struggled with depression really bad.  I think I have finally kicked that after it clicked in my brain that he is happy..................what more…"
Feb 21, 2014
CO-TwinSalorsMom replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"You will cry a lot, but everyone here understands and we all have been there, I cry less but still do. Here you will find other people who are all, pardon the pun, in the same boat. Read, Post, share, support others, glean info that you will need,…"
Feb 20, 2014
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to LadyPendragon's discussion 'Bursting with pride BUT.........' in the group EMPTYNESTERS
"MommaBB - you are right about the roller coaster!"
Feb 20, 2014

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A little about me:
I am a mother to 3 children and 4 granddaughters. I love the outdoors, reading, baking and various crafts.
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At 3:12pm on February 20, 2014, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

ouu ouu...found another good one:

http://www.navy.com/careers/service-safety/food-restaurant-lodging.html

this one has a lot of sub links about half-way down the article...

At 3:02pm on February 20, 2014, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…
At 3:03pm on July 29, 2013, 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! :)

-Colleen

 
 
 

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