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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.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

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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Navy Speak

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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"You do need to wait for the form letter before you start making any travel plans. By…"

ellen0502 replied Oct 13 to PIR Nov. 29

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"There are only three different 900 divisions by what they do at PIR. Each week the "…"

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"There are groups for the TG which includes all of the divisions in that TG. There ar…"

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"The swimming test is different than the PFT. I don't know if there is a set number o…"

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"The answer to the first question is yes, and no. If there is a federal holiday on Th…"

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"Congratulations on your sons enlistment!! You are just starting your roller coaster…"

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"Do know that the date of PIR, and if you received a division number, may not be accu…"

ellen0502 replied Sep 3 to PIR DATE of Oct. 25th 2019/HOTELS?

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"I am assuming you got your form letter today? Yes, we do set up all the PIR groups,…"

ellen0502 replied Sep 3 to PIR DATE of Oct. 25th 2019/HOTELS?

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"Here is the link to the PIR group for your recruits graduation. Click the link and j…"

ellen0502 replied Sep 2 to PIR Oct 11th 2019

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"Sending regular greeting cards is not an issue. Do not sent musical cards or cards w…"

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