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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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Does anyone know if we need to send postage stamps?

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Comment by Ella on March 19, 2014 at 7:07pm
Ok then ill send these 3 books tonight thank you and congratulations to you
Comment by Ella on March 20, 2014 at 6:07am
Ok thank you so much I will just send one and not three I was exhausted I just got this message. Have a good day
Comment by Hello2u on March 20, 2014 at 9:08pm

as a newly vet mom, always sends stamps, because one way or another someone gets in trouble and privilages get taken away,,  my suggestion that my son loved was a ziploc gallon bag and a rubber bag where he store his letters,incase of bed checks so they weren't scattered and messy. :)  

Comment by Lizzie_Corpsmanwife on March 21, 2014 at 5:29pm

I sent my husband like half of what I bought (about 25) because I wanted him to save the money he took.

Comment by Navylilmom#7 on March 24, 2014 at 1:47am

Per our recruiter he stated they supply these with the writing supplies.

Comment by Hello2u on March 24, 2014 at 11:18am

what else did he say, that they wouldn't yell at them!  hmmm those recruiters! lol

Comment by Ella on March 24, 2014 at 11:56am
Did anyone talk to the child yet?
Comment by yoggi b on April 9, 2014 at 12:47pm

Thanks Hello2u that was a good one. lol


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