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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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Computer tip for those with poor eye sight.

Computer tip for those with poor eye sight. I posted this as a comment on another blog but thought everyone should know about this.

Did you all know that you can "increase" or "decrease" the size of everything on your screen, by holding down the "Ctrl" key with one
finger and turning the little dial on top of your mouse? Try it. I just
found out about this little trick and thought I had invented sliced

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Comment by BunkerQB on September 30, 2010 at 9:30pm
Hmmm works on everything here.
Comment by Michigan Cindy on September 30, 2010 at 10:06pm
Hey! I learned something new. I like that. It works. Now I need to try it at work. Thanks for the tip, and have yourself a great weekend.
Comment by BunkerQB on October 1, 2010 at 1:39am
@tea :) Thanks. Please go to Forum, click on "How To Do Stuff" on N4M. Please look at the four discussion I posted earlier this year. Please review them and see if they can be improved, add a comment. If you find other ways of doing things better or new ideas, post a new discussion under the "How To Do Stuff" category. :)

@Denise, does it make a difference if you pop out the Chat?
Comment by Anti M on October 1, 2010 at 8:59am
On my newer laptop and netbook, the touchpads allow you to enlarge the whole screen by touching the pad with two fingers, then moving them apart sideways. I haven't tried it in chat since I so rarely go there.

If I put on my readers, it helps a lot. LOL.

Brightness and contrast can be controlled easily, that can be useful for some folks. The newer PCs and laptops have accessibility options, with fonts and backgrounds that make reading easier. Supposedly, I can get mine to read text to me, but I've not tried it yet.
Comment by Anti M on October 1, 2010 at 9:05am
It does work on chat. Now I just have to figure out why this particular chat locks up my pages.
Comment by Anti M on October 1, 2010 at 10:10am
A bitching sailor is a happy sailor. I guess that applies to moms too!
Comment by Rhonda(EMmom) on October 1, 2010 at 6:06pm
Yea, I found this out when I was in my email. I accidentally made it smaller and couldn't see anything. So I played around with all the keys and found out what I did. I like it! Technology is cool sometimes!


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