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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.

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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Snipe Moms

Moms of Snipe sailors.

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Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2017

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Comment by Liberty on May 24, 2014 at 2:34pm

Thanks so much courtneya! I will send you a private message and friend request. Anyone else out there??

Comment by courtneya on May 24, 2014 at 7:53am
Liberty, my husband is currently at Great Lakes in A School to become a GSE.
Comment by Liberty on May 24, 2014 at 2:11am

Hi- I am trying to find anyone who has a child or spouse who is in GSE school or works in that area.Thank you!

Comment by Proudmom on January 2, 2014 at 2:27pm
Hi, I am new to this group. My SR will be staying at GL for DC training school after PIR on 1/10. Any advise? Thank you
Comment by sparkyjo-PIR 09/21/12 Div 303 on July 25, 2013 at 11:34pm
My daughter is an HT. when I asked her what she did now that she was finally deployed, she replied unclog the toilets. Well, I guess someone has to do it!
Comment by Jazzy's Mom on December 19, 2012 at 5:26pm

Thanks NicksWifey, I'll keep you in mind when she starts that part. She seems really excited about becoming an EN even though it's not at all what I thought she would want to do, but I'm here to encourage her and learn about her life choice. First we...I mean...she...has to make it through BC....

Comment by Jenn_NicksWifey on December 19, 2012 at 2:17pm

Jazzys Mom - My husband isn't a female snipe, but he did just finish up A School this past Oct.  We just got to our first duty station.  If you have questions on the schooling, I might be able to help.  He isn't assigned to a ship, he's with a unit, so I don't know anything about ship snipes. 

Comment by Jazzy's Mom on December 19, 2012 at 10:34am

Hello all. I just joined this group since BC Day is fast approaching for my daughter and I feel I still don't have all the information I need since I'm a research hound.


Jasmine will be leaving to BC on January 16 2013 and is going in as a EN. ANY information that anyone can share with me about their female snipes' experiences would be greatly appreciated.



Comment by MarianneKT's Mom on August 11, 2012 at 8:32am

Dee - We live in MI, so we went to see Katie the weekend her brother's HS choir was touring in the area.  She had liberty for the weekend. Katie hung out with the choir for a coule hours at the Gurnee Mall and then we followed them to that evening's concert.  Once Katie found out she was going to Japan; the Navy sent her home for a couple weeks before heading over.

Comment by TenaciousDee on August 11, 2012 at 12:19am

Hi Marianne, was your daughter able to come home after A School? I miss my son terribly and would love to at least get a few days with him before he's assigned to his fleet. He's been in school since he graduated on 6/29...and I'm assuming that he should be done by the end of September. I'm still adjusting to him not being here. It's easier that he can call home and text and post messages to me via FB. We've skyped a few times, but I'm aching to just wrap my arms around him.


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