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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 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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FYI, spoke to my son Jeremy, Yesterday , from Division 317,  after 3 weeks in boot camp, and after receiving a letter from him. I was so relief to hear his voice, to know his ok, physically and mentally. I asked him," son, are you still ok, with the decision you made?"  He said," yes mom" I was taken by surprise when he Thank me, regarding the advice i gave him. He said." mom thank you! for telling me to do my research, for enrolling me into the Navy Sea Cadet Program, for letting me know, that this decision will be one of the biggest decisions that will shape me and my life as and adult". I asked him, how are your comrades?, He, said "mom, a lot of them fell, they made a mistake joining." I said son, try to help them, lift their spirit, let them know, they are not a lone. Try to keep the conversations going". I just want it to share this, with you'll moms, incase you son/daughter is in this Division and to start the conversations, and to ,try to be prepare. God Bless You as well as our Love Ones

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Thank you I have a son who is ready to sign and your words have given me strength to talk to him about it.

Your Welcome!!! I just want it my son to be well informed, as well as myself, believe me, i also did my own  research, as well as talking to his recruiter.  I'm Thankful, that he was able to trust me, and to let me get involve. I told him, i need it to, for my own piece of mind. Good Luck!! with your son

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