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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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 i was finally able to bring myself to open the box, his contact lenses were in there. Should he have kept them? Can anyone tell me if this was a mistake?

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He cannot wear them during boot camp. He will be issued really ugly glasses that are often referred to as BC glasses (birth control) because they are that ugly!

They want all recruits to be on the same playing field with everything they do and wear. The week before graduation, you can mail him a set of contacts - they are allowed to wear contacts or their own eye glasses to the PIR.
If you are going to PIR I would take them with you. That way he could maybe take them with him to his next duty station.
They make them wear the goofy old fashioned looking glasses.
You can send them to him to wear in the photos and for PIR...write him to let you know when you can send them...make sure you send everything he needs to store them...but remember space there is limited.

Also, go to your page and scroll down to read comments on your comment wall. I left you a greeting message that may be helpful.
Thanx for the advice and information. I will definitely send them to him.

You guys made me feel a lot better!!
Just be sure to wait until he has permission to receive them. If they are sent too soon the RDCs may not let him keep them.

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