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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. 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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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PIR 9/24/2010

FOR moms, dads, siblings, wives, loved ones of recruits graduating from Naval Basic Training on Sept 24.

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Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2012

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Welcom Navy Loved ones! This site is so helpful for support and finding information and sharing information. Being a Navy Mom and Wife is such an honor. It isn't always easy to wait to hear from them, or to know that they have been, or will be in harms way, but we couldn't be more proud of our boys. The youngest boy said recently, "it feel pretty awsome to be part of something so big, and respected"... He is still in boot camp... My oldest has served three years and is a wonderful young man, who now believes serving their country is something all young men should do. We are so proud of all of our NAVY sons, husbands, daughters and wifes, boyfriends and girlfriends... Please share, ask questions, and enjoy the support provided by Navy for Moms.

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Ship 06 DIV 945

Started by PatriciaT. Last reply by Whaletalkers Sep 27, 2010. 177 Replies

        Aren't these just the longest days in your life?  I'm now a mailbox junkie, hangin' out by the box all the time just waiting for that letter!        Does anyone have a son or daughter Ship 6,…Continue

PLEASE RSVP TO YOUR MEET N GREET

Started by Maureen62 Proudmomofasailor. Last reply by weimy Ship 06 Div 945 PIR 9/24 Sep 23, 2010. 41 Replies

HELLO ALL WE NEED TO HAVE YOU ALL RSVP FOR YOUR MEET N GREET SO THE RAMADA INN WILL KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE AT YOUR MEET N GREET ON THURSDAY ,  SEPT 23TH,  2010. I KNOW YOU ALL MUST BE REALLY…Continue

Ship 03, Division 319

Started by semaggie. Last reply by semaggie Sep 22, 2010. 35 Replies

I have a daughter graduating, anyone have a son or daughter in this division???

BATTLE STATIONS SCHEDULE

Started by diannep. Last reply by diannep Sep 22, 2010. 26 Replies

Thursday, 9/16    Divisions 317nd 318              Congratulations to all of the NEW SAILORS!Monday, 9/20      Divisions 945and 820Tuesday, 9/21     Divisions 319, 320, 321, and 322  Sat. 9/18   …Continue

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Comment by SimplyJRB-ADs Mom on January 6, 2011 at 9:14am
Happy New Year, EVERYONE!!!!  I'm SO excited my busy season is done, gone, over, finished.........Wow & I survived!!    Hope everyone had a great Christmas.  We enjoyed ours, even though our sailor did not come home for Christmas.  He instead went to meet his girlfriend's family.  While he was there (south east TN) they got snow, hadn't had snow for a few decades on Christmas. He enjoyed himself & made it back to base before that East Coast storm got too bad, just in time too, I think.  Now I'm looking at just relaxing for a few weeks & enjoy the quiet!  :)
Comment by MKL K'BUNK ~ Mom Of Bill on December 19, 2010 at 11:56am

Well, the days have flown so fast for me...lots of tasks on my Honey List...Youngest son is home now till the 17th then travel him back to college life.He and five friends are heading down to Boston for Bruins game on Monday against the Ducks...Then at the 5AM hour,he and I are driving south to take Bill his car. It's not new but it is nice and he will finally be able to get around Williamsburg without going to buddies for rides.I am looking forward to the trip with Jesse. He plans on sleeping thru to NJ but I bet that won't happen.

From my family to everyone who comes to this site, I wish all a great and

safe holiday season and if you get the chance, hugs those you love...

TTYL w/HUGS

Comment by DorothyM-seabeemom on December 14, 2010 at 11:38am

Thank you Ladies.  You are without a doubt the best!!

 

Have a wonderful day :)

Comment by Connie(Memphis Belle) on December 13, 2010 at 3:14pm

Dorothy-my how far we have come since our kids left for BC...i think your's will be one of the first from our PIR group to be going overseas. remembering getting ready to go to PIR and you had not received your call....and even my husband was all torqued up about it! but you and the family made it and he was ok and they all graduated...and for a little while, we all got to enjoy seeing our kids when they first became Sailors.

Comment by SimplyJRB-ADs Mom on December 13, 2010 at 2:56pm

MKL, love the anagram!  :)   Dorothy, I'm sorry to hear that he is going overseas.  I know what you mean, I was SO used to my brother coming & going.  Plus having done it with my husband when we were first married.  I really thought that when my own left for basic it would be easy, I know what I'm doing.  Ha---WHO was I kidding??  It is very different!  I'm SO glad you will be able to have time with him before he leaves!!!   And will be thinking of you, with both of them gone!  Please keep us up to date......you'll all be in our prayers! 

Yes, I was also a little disappointed that the Keel only had his div & brother div in it.  But our sailor said he knew that it would be like that!  I'm just SO glad it did NOT rain that night that the mailman left it on our front door.  Because it would have been completely ruined!!! 

Comment by MKL K'BUNK ~ Mom Of Bill on December 12, 2010 at 10:15am

DorothyM...Glad to hear from you...the Keel was so great to look at, sent that down to Bill in Va with one small box and a couple of flannel shits and his dress shoes. This stuff was driven down by girlfriends oldest brother...I was almost ready to stow away...Cold here in Maine and getting ready to get the tree up.

Comment by DorothyM-seabeemom on December 12, 2010 at 12:52am

Hi Ladies...glad to see some action on here..lol  I got the keel book last week, and i was surprised though, i thought it would have all the divisions and not just his and the sister div.  but still great to look at :)

Connie - that wreath is so awesome, i'm sure he'll love it.

Mkl - that sounds like it would have been a wonderful thing to watch.  and i love the Family anagram :)

Simply - glad you had a great visit with your son. 

Proud - glad SC is being good to you :)

 

We are now down to 8 days, well almost 7 now seeing how late it is...lol  and found out tonight that my son's battalion will be going overseas the same time that my husband will be going over.  so really sad tonight thinking both my guys will be gone.  I've been so used to it with my husband, but it's such a different ballgame when it's your kids.

 

On a really cool note, if any of you watch Extreme Home Makeover, they are here in Central Texas right now, making over a house for one of the soldiers that was shot last year here on Ft Hood.  So i'm hoping to drive that way tomorrow, to see if i can see any of it.  Should be really cool!

 

Well guess i'll head to bed now.  have a great upcoming week!

 

 

Comment by Connie(Memphis Belle) on December 11, 2010 at 2:05am

Mary-LOVE IT!!! will share it with the P'cola moms!!

Comment by MKL K'BUNK ~ Mom Of Bill on December 10, 2010 at 4:50pm

Connie & Simply... Good with ana-grams?? Check this out...

FAMILY =  FOR ALWAYS MAKE IT LIKE YOURS... well what do you think?

Comment by Connie(Memphis Belle) on December 10, 2010 at 1:08pm

Simply-that is awesome!!!  i just can not get over how the Navy really is FAMILY!!!

 

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