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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.

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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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Hello N4M Members!

When I first joined you as admin of this community, it took me awhile to figure out some of the Navy lingo that I saw all over the site. DEP? PIR? What are these ladies talking about? :)

I know that many of you have had the same questions, so to help you out we’ve developed a new tool just for you – NAVY Speak, a acronym widget! It’s located at the column on the right where you can access it whenever you come across a Navy term (or acronym) that you’re not familiar with. We’ve created a quick intro video that walks you through the steps (it’s super easy to use). While it doesn’t include every term that might come to mind, it is a great starting point to get you acquainted with Navy speak!

I hope this comes in handy and would love to hear your feedback once you’ve given it a few tries!


P.S. Feel free to tease me about the video :)

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Comment by MeLinda on May 21, 2009 at 5:47pm
I like this, what if an acronym is not listed, who would we contact to have the item added
Comment by Peg on May 21, 2009 at 6:04pm
thank you
I am always asking my son to translate into "civilianeze"
Comment by Jody Gault on May 21, 2009 at 9:44pm
Fantastic! Thank you so much.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 22, 2009 at 6:18am
It is a smart tool to add Elle but expanding the database would be great.
Comment by Navy for Moms Admin on May 22, 2009 at 1:10pm
Glad to see such great feedback! I forgot to note in the blog that the widget is set up so that it captures any terms that are entered and keeps a record of them. That way if we make any updates we'll know which terms are most commonly requested and can be sure to include them. :)
Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on May 22, 2009 at 2:12pm
Great idea...♥
Comment by Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) on June 1, 2009 at 6:09pm
What a great tool! My husband was in the Air Force and every so often he and our son start with their "private language", I can't wait til they say something I've learned from all of you (because I had to look it up) and I can just pop in with my own 'Mom-speak' version. Their heads will turn and their eyes pop! Can't wait.
Comment by Jamie Trammel on June 2, 2009 at 1:08pm
I like the translator! My son graduated boot camp on April 17, 2009 and PIR was used alot. I never really knew what it meant and I have asked him but, alas, he like the others just is tired of explaining. Anybody have a son or daughter in "A" school Great Lakes? My son was div. 165.

Comment by DianePat on August 11, 2014 at 6:07pm

Is this widget still working?  I can't find the link.  There is a Navy Speak section heading on the left but there is no link with it.

Comment by lemonelephant on August 11, 2014 at 6:37pm

DianePat, Navy Speak is to the left, but is not always up.

The Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with many of the new terms you will come across. That Page has a link to a PDF document of the terms that are included in Navy Speak as well as much more.


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