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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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81 - red, with blue anchor

82 - navy blue, with yellow anchor

83 - yellow, with blue anchor

84 - gold w/navy anchor

85 - light blue, w/red anchor

86 - white, with blue anchor

917 - navy blue, with white

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81- red with blue anchor

 

got it! thanks for sharing for your division : )

Div 86 - white with blue anchor

Sounds good to me.  DIV 086 White with blue anchor.

perfect - info updated!

85-Light Blue with Red Anchor. 

done! your div colors are posted!

Okay 086, now where do we get these white with blue anchor scarfs?

I just think I will get creative. I will go to Hobby lobby or Michael's and get some fleece fabric. I am not a seamstress. Therefore i will buy most likely a Yard and 1/2 per person and cut the fabric 12 to 16 inches wide.  fold in half and cut small 1/2 inch fringe... Fine the anchor and iron it on.. Dear, it may not look the best but i will try. I do not think it is a big deal. If you need help, let me know. Remember this is new to me too. Whatever turns up will be great. As long were in white scarfs. Are you getting excited??? I cannot wait.

buy (from lala or a local store) or make! What ever your time, preference and budget allow.

I ordered from Lala. She is all over the post... her e mail is uniquememorymakers@yahoo.com.  Are you getting excited???? I am so happy:)  Sending HUHS your way.

Has anyone had luck finding blue iron-anchors?  I am having a heck of a time here in Vegas, unless I try and order online...  I can find gold anchors galore, but with a yellow scarf, that will be hard to see.  A little frustrated this morning...  But good morning all, and Happy President's Day!  :)

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