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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."

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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Anyone one else have an SR here?

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My son is also in this Div - welcome!

Yep, my son as well...thanks Kris for the suggestion.

So we are all missing our boys tonight! Getting ready to send 5 letters tomorrow!

Mine is also in this group!!! 

 

Did you all get a personal note from your SR's? Mine sounded pretty stressed!
I got "the box" on Friday but still haven't gotten the form letter.  Committed to writing everyday...I hope he enjoys it...have found that it is really helping me as well...tonight he is getting the entire "Great Food Race" episode...we watched it together on Sunday nights before he left...Thank you Moms for being here...so look forward to your posts...
I got the form letter today.  He sounded great...made a few jokes about getting shots and how much money he had already spent on uniforms.  He mentioned the Petty Officers were fine and that they had only gotten in trouble once when two recruits laid on their bunks without permission.  Apparently that required the whole division to strip and re-make their beds for two hours...bet that doesn't happen again.  Wow...that helps so much...

Jokes and a sense of humor are so important ... I think humor is a great coping mechanism.  My son's 3 line note said:

"This place is great! It's like an all inclusive resort; free meals, planned days, personal trainers ... Club Fed."

 I can't wait to talk to him.  

I am sorry you are not having a good day.  Just think our sons are safe...we know exactly where they are...they are getting stronger both physically and mentally every day...we will do this with a smile on our faces because we are mothers and that's what we do...Writing him a lot has really helped me...also cleaning...my house has never been so organized and clean...HAHAHAHAHA
I got my box on Friday and my letter on saturday. He didn't really sound stressed... he said it was hard but he was getting used to it. What I don't understand is his PIR date... we had it figured for the following week... Any ideas?
We had it figured for the following week also, but I have read online that many people were surprised by the PIR date. We were supposed to be in italy until the 16th (our 20th anniversary), but we are now scrambling to change our return date!
oh noo... kjkooz... and here I was pouty about missing the Navy Ball... I am so sorry. Can you go earlier or later...

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