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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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 159 and 160

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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I can't wait until PIR. It's so scary. I'm missing my lil man. Hope to get the call this week. Missing him bunches.

My husband and I are planning to go to the meet and greet. Printed our gate pass, packed and rechecked trying to making sure I don't forget anything, Looking at the countdown clock 9 days, Wow... I miss my SR he tells me great things are happening when I receive his letters. He is in my thoughts all the time, BS is soon so anticipating that phone call and praying they all do well. 

Has anyone heard how Ship 09 Div 160 is doing? My son will make his PIR on May 2 also & I have not heard from him in awhile. I am so excited for him but sad that I sent off a boy and he'll return a man .

We received a letter from our son today.  He and some others in Ship 09 Div 160 had been working on pushups, etc. together.  Sounds good!  He was looking forward to PFA (should have already happened) and Battle Stations.  He's pumped.  I'm sure yours is, too.  Just think, in a week we will be in Chicago going beddy-bye to get ready for PIR on Friday!

Mine is going to Charleston, SC, to Nuke school.  How about yours?

I am one happy momma - I have a NAVY SAILOR !! Ship 09 Div 160. Now to try and change my tickets - we planned Sat to play and he is leaving Fri nite about mid-night . Next Fri can not come soon enough . Cybermamma - he is going to Pensacola .

Congratulations!!!! We got our call also. Happy Day!!!

Scout92, Your sailor will leave the RTC sometime in the wee hours of Saturday morning, and bused to the airport. On Sat. you can go to the airport and wait with him at the gate until he leaves, don't try and leave too early on Sat as you may have several hours together at the airport.

Thank you - appreciate the info . He told me he was leaving sometime after midnight and b4 5 a.m. And I forgot to ask which airport . But will get to see him and that is good. Thank you for all the help you give to newbie moms !!
I finally heard from my son on a Friday! He is now a sailor phone call! I'm so excited to see him in 5/2/14.
Safe travels and GOD bless all the families...I will be leaving We'd night for my son and his fiancées PIR...I am flying in with her parents...we are so excited to be going and watching our sailors move on to the next stage of their life...plenty of tissues cause I already know the tears will flow...hope to meet you all at meet and greet

Just came by to see if anyone has checked in. It has been a week since PIR. and what a week. We made it to PIR and it was a great experience, all sort of feelings. Pride, joy, exhaustion, and overwhelming of all that was in traveling and getting there, sadness of leaving him again. My sailor is in Pensacola waiting for class to start. We talk daily which is such a difference from Boot Camp I also know that will change when he  gets his duty station but for now I am enjoying it.  I hope all is well with your sailors and you. 

One year ago many of us were together at our Sailor's Boot camp graduation. The year has move us all into different areas, but you all are in my thoughts and prayers daily.  


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