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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. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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For 21 years I had the privilege of being a Navy wife. And now, I get to be a Navy mom. Chris will head out tomorrow for boot camp in Great Lakes, IL. for 8 weeks, then to Pensacola, FL where he will learn to be an Aviation Electrician. Bill, Rachel, and I are so proud and excited for him and can't wait to see where this journey takes him. Go Navy!

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Welcome to a new adventure with him.

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Hi my daughter left march 3rd. And will also be going to florida.Maybe our kids will meet :)
My daughter left March 4th. Going to Pensacola too!
My fiancé left for bootcamp today also. Good luck to your son!

Mine left yesterday.  After these 8 weeks, he will go to Charleston, SC, for school.  He was soooo excited to leave!

my son and his fiance left for bootcamp this morning...they will go to texas afterwards for their job training...good luck to you and your son...GOD bless them all

My son will be going to Texas also .

My son is an officer at Great Lakes helping the new recruits.  Your son will be well looked after.  Congratulations on the new chapter in both your lives.

My son arrived at RTC yesterday also. He will then be going to San Antonio to be a Corpsman. 

My son too, Loralee! (but he left 3/4) 

Mine left on Tuesday..:)


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