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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."

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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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Georgia Navy Moms

Navy moms from Georgia.

Members: 294
Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2018

Discussion Forum

What area of GA do you live in?

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Suwigg (Mom - LS2/Italy) Sep 17, 2018. 448 Replies

Leaving for BC 5/19/15

Started by Ga-Mom. Last reply by IslandGal Jun 14, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by Holly MA Mom on September 1, 2015 at 4:41pm

Welcome Georgiagurl43(Jay's Mom Alisa)! Have lots of fun with your son and stalk the Navy Moms website so you knkow what to expect.  It's quite an emotional roller coaster ride while he's gone, but just know that it's not as bad for him as what you probably have pictured in your mind. It's amazing how your emotions take over as soon as they leave though.  We're all here for you though.

Comment by IslandGal on August 31, 2015 at 5:40pm
Welcome Georgiagurl43! Enjoy the time you have with him now, it flies by and you will miss him terribly when he goes to BC. Do lots of fun stuff, enjoy just hanging, talk, talk talk! That was the hardest for me was missing talking to my boy when he went. Enjoy !
Comment by Georgiagurl43 on August 31, 2015 at 1:53pm

Hi I am from Georgia and my son is on dep he leaves March 15 2016. I am so excited for him he's in college right now but will enter as an E3 when he goes to BC.

Comment by Georgia Girl on August 14, 2015 at 4:56pm

Zman Mom - You may not be able to see him on Sunday in Pensacola.  I think they have to be in Phase 2 in order to leave base.  They are restricted to base in Phase 1.  There might be some way to get his things to him, but someone else with more experience will have to tell you what to do.  You might have to mail his stuff to him.

Comment by Georgia Girl on August 14, 2015 at 2:25pm

The day of PIR we had until 6:00 p.m. to visit because he had watch duty at the barracks that night.  He went to the airport in the middle of the night and didn't fly out until later in the day on Saturday.  You can visit him at the airport in Chicago before you go home.  We couldn't stay because we had to drive home (long drive).  He flew through Atlanta (no time for visit) and then to Pensacola.  He arrived there late afternoon/evening, but didn't call us until the next day  (Sunday).  You will be able to talk to him more once he is in Pensacola.  Not like BC.

Comment by Zman Mom on August 14, 2015 at 1:51pm
Our SR'S PIR date is 9/11. We are from GA. He is also heading to Pensacola for A school.
How much time did you have with your son at PIR?
What time did he fly out? Have seen so many different things about leaving early or sometimes not until Sunday.
Comment by Georgia Girl on August 14, 2015 at 1:34pm

Hi ladies!  My son is in Pensacola for A-School (IT).  He loves the Navy life so far.  He graduated BC on June 12th.  We will be going to see him soon.  He told me he was the only one from Georgia in his division, so they nicknamed him "Georgia".

Comment by IslandGal on August 14, 2015 at 8:53am
Welcome and congrats! You will have a great time!
Comment by Pam W. on August 14, 2015 at 5:41am
Hello from Carrollton, Georgia! My son is at GL and his PIR is 9/11/2015.
Comment by NavYMoM KittyKaT on July 5, 2015 at 1:37am
I have a son currently in BC and was wondering if anyone had their son/daughter ship out with him (June 10th from Montgomery) I didn't get a chance to see him get sworn in and thought to ask if some one had been there and maybe took group pictures. Thank you
 

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