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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 full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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,

I just wanted to take the time to welcome everyone to the group and to say how proud I am of our Sailor Recruits! I know none of us can wait patiently for 9:00 AM on January 20, 2012! I look forward to chatting with everyone in the group and getting to know one another. Maybe we can even plan to hang out at the Thursday before at Sarge's meet and greet (I need to get more info about this).

This PIR day has many different divisions (I don't know how many yet) so if you would reply with your Sailor's Ship# and DIV# so we can see who all has a recruit in the same Division and who has a recruit in a brother division. My husband is Ship 09 Division 045.

If any of you need to talk please do not hesitate to start a discussion so we can all come together and support you in you time of need.

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Here is the link for the Meet and Greet information if anyone has not seen it yet.

My son's in Ship 09 Division 043.

I met a mom on facebook with a son in Ship 9 Div 043. I told her about navyformoms so hopefully she will be joining us soon and you two can talk!

CJ's son is in div 043 and a Nuke like mine. She and I will have almost 2 years in the same group.

lol that's good!

My son is ship 09 Division 045

Ship 09 Div 045!

Hi Peggy, welcome! My son is in Ship 09 Div 046 and has an Advanced IT rate. You will find a lot of information here in regards to PIR. But if you just want to talk and vent, we are all eager to listen and share. Hang in there, we are going through the same things you are. Take care, HUGS-Cristina

Hi Peggy Welcome! We are all here for you :) Just so you know DIV 50 doesn't PIR on Jan 20


You may want to get with FireTeamLeaderWife and see if a group has been made for your PIR day and if not she can help you set one up! Let us know if you need to talk!

Yea we thought my husband would grad on the 13 but nope it's the week later. I'm sorry you have to wait a week longer as well :(


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