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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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So, we currently have 2 at Boot camp.  They are 1 month apart.  Got to see one in PIR singing today and it was so exciting.  Two weeks from today....

The second one has been crickets for the last 2 weeks 4 days.  Two weeks ago Monday, I got a 90 second phone call about her "being set back" due to "injury" and she had to repeat week 1 again.  She was crushed.  I encouraged her to be strong.  I would have expected a form letter today (as mail is sent out on Monday) but nothing arrived.  She did provide me her new PIR date and I got the mailing address and division from the recruiter after two weeks of waiting.

I'm living my life with the motto of "no news is good news"

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Comment by lemonelephant on April 13, 2018 at 12:10pm

The Form Letter, unlike other letters mailed by recruits, is not prepared for sending on Sunday during holiday routine. The Form Letter is prepared on the day after passing the first PFA, so it can be mailed on any business day, not just on Monday. See Arrival and What Happens at the RTCWhen to Expect Your Form Letter and Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training ... for more information. 

Comment by NaptownMom on April 17, 2018 at 12:36am

Wow - that's a lot to focus on. I'm thinking of you all.

Comment by Wiffer peanut on April 17, 2018 at 1:42pm

NaptownMom Thank you!


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