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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. 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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Members: 156
Latest Activity: Oct 5

Discussion Forum

Dive school graduation

Started by hvmom. Last reply by NavyM♥m Aug 9, 2018. 4 Replies

Dive School in Panama City

Started by OregonNavyMom. Last reply by Robert May 29, 2017. 6 Replies

EOD @ Eglin

Started by jlb228. Last reply by Karenlee Nov 2, 2015. 10 Replies

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Comment by WaterRetriever on October 5, 2019 at 1:31pm


My email is encrypted.  That is why.

Comment by RubberDucky on October 5, 2019 at 11:52am

Welcome WaterRetriever! 

Glad to see some newer moms joining here. So glad to have Karenlee here for adice. And btw, Karenlee, can I email  you as well? Wanted to check first. Don't want to post my email address here as it contains my name. So, mine has taken a circuitous route as well. Got dropped from BUD/S after making it through HellWeek. Failed the last water test in Second Phase. Had to go back to Great Lakes for EOD Prep. Made it through Dive school and is now in EOD school in Destin. It is a long haul. Happy to share along the way. Hope everyone here is doing well! 

Comment by WaterRetriever on October 2, 2019 at 4:49pm

Thank you Karenlee

I will watch and read.

I understand this is a long pipeline. 

Water Retriever

Comment by WaterRetriever on October 1, 2019 at 4:56pm

I think I found you RubberDucky.

Thank you for the assistance. 

Comment by NJNavyMom on August 5, 2019 at 11:40am

Hi RubberDucky!

My son loves being an EOD tech! He is now back at the school house teaching. I’m sure they will run into one another. 

EOD school is very difficult. Study, study,  study

Good luck!

Comment by RubberDucky on August 5, 2019 at 10:50am

Just checking in to say hi. Quiet here. My son begins day 1 of EOD school in Destin today. And so the journey begins....Although it's been quite the journey thus far. How is everyone else doing? 

Comment by RubberDucky on July 8, 2019 at 3:14pm



Comment by prayermom on July 3, 2019 at 10:04am

We're still learning too!  We just try to comply with the info we get.  Graduation is great, enjoy!

Comment by hvmom on July 2, 2019 at 6:37pm

Thanks for the advice.  I kind of figured that was the case - it's nice to hear some confirmation.  We're looking forward to the graduation!

Comment by prayermom on July 2, 2019 at 5:42pm

My son told us that he was only suppose to have things with the correct badge for the level he had earned.  Basic is first - if this is his EOD graduation.  Senior and Master are attained later with designated years served and passing exams.   


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