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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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When should I get my first phone call?

So my boyfriends has been gone for a week and a day now. He is in the uss Georgia gold submarine, I've been getting emails from him every couple of days. I was just wondering when should he hit port ? Or when will I be able to talk to him? I really miss him and this is extremely hard for me :/ I also was wondering about emailing because some if my emails are coming back rejected???? Please help, thank you!!!

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Comment by lemonelephant on February 20, 2013 at 9:27pm

No one will be able to post a specific date when the sub will be in port as that would violate OPSEC.  You will just have to wait for contact from him.  Have you asked him about giving your info to the Ombudsman so you can get info through the Family Rediness Group (FRG)?

Some groups you will want to check out are Families of the USS Georgia (it is not very active, but sometimes all it takes is for someone to post), Sub Moms, Submarine Girlfriends, Fiancées, & Wives, Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors, Navy Girlfriends, and PROUD NAVY GIRLFRIENDS:).

(Group names and the link within this reply are clickable links. To join a group, click on the group name and when the group page opens, click on "+ Join..." in the upper right.)

Comment by Anti M on February 21, 2013 at 4:10pm

Make sure your email is formatted "plain text" only.  No HTML, no smilies, no GIFs, no attachments.  They bounce back for many reasons, but improper formatting is usually the main one.

Comment by StaciaHunt on February 21, 2013 at 8:49pm
Okay, thank so much:) I have yahoo but I made a hotmail account, do you know if hotmail a better or there both the same??? (:
Comment by lemonelephant on February 21, 2013 at 9:31pm

When you send a message in Hotmail, before composing the message, go to Options and change it to Plain Text.


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