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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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Hi all.... second time military mom here in Fl. Older son is Army, based at Ft Benning. Son number 2 heads to BC in a few days. Glad to have found you all. Look forward to learning from you!

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My oldest son leaves on the 4th! Florida mom here as well...I have one daughter who arrived at RTC on Valentine's Day and 2 more sons off to boot camp in July and August...

Emotional long day for us yesterday as we saw #2 off after his swearing in ceremony. Got the "Im here and safe!" call this morning at about 2:30 AM then I could not go back to sleep until 4:30. Overslept and was pushing to get to work on time. Tonight I feel drained. Miss my kid but I know he is exactly where God wants him.

Prayers for all mommas missing their recruits this evening.
Blessings- Cheryl
Cheryl S -- so many emotions. Thinking of you....stay strong Mom.
Thinking of you Cheryl S, I was a huge mess the first couple of weeks but the ladies on this sight are amazing and will help you through these raw emotions you are going to experience. God bless you and keep you in his care.
Thinking of you Cheryl S, I was a huge mess the first couple of weeks but the ladies on this sight are amazing and will help you through these raw emotions you are going to experience. God bless you and keep you in his care.
Good excuse to get to bed early and get some extra sleep! No News is Good News as hard as that is.


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