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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!

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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 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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I got the letter!!!! And we have a ship and division assigned.

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We got our letter too! 

Yes, We receive ours today.
Got ours today!!!
My son is on SHIP 13, anyone else?

My son is too! Ship 13,DIV 210

Ship 13, and div 209!  Received my hand written letter today! He is holding up and passed PRT and swim quals!

Hi My son is Ship 13 Div 211. Received our first packet today. Congrats. I hope my son is holding up okay, too.

Mine is also Ship 13, div 211. Says he's doing well. I have a question about the security list for PIR - it says not to request access for someone on probation.  My recruit's older brother is on probation for a driving offense, not criminal, but does have to meet with a PO monthly.  They are only looking at criminal offenses, correct?

catsknit - your older son will be fine attending PIR.  It's not an issue at all for him.  Put him on the list.

Hello All, my son shipped out on 3/28 and we have not gotten the form letter yet however I just found out from the recruiter that my son is in Ship 13 Div 211 with a PIR date of 3/24. I thought he would be a PIR of 3/31 due to when he shipped out but it is a week earlier so glad to hear. Just wished now that I would get a letter (form or hand written) from him to confirm the address and PIR. This site has been a blessing. I am previous US Navy and have been out for 23 years so things have changed greatly since I got out. Am happy to have some other mothers who are going thru the same thing. 

jes12joy - I know you meant May not March!  Here's the link to the 5/24/19 PIR:

PIR May 24 2019

Yes you are absolutely correct, I meant May 24th not March... Wow need to get my eyes and fingers checked. I signed up to be part of the PIR 5/24 group so just waiting on acceptance. This place is such wonderful information even for people like me who should know what is happening, I have since learned that it is very different when it is your young adult going thru it and we get to sit on the side lines waiting. 

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