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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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MirrorMaiden88
  • Female
  • Groton, CT
  • United States

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A little about me:
My name is Whitney, I am 22, and I have been married for about a year and half and my husband is now in the Navy. Roy (my husband) is my everything and I am so proud of his decision to join the Navy to better not only his future but mine and ours. We have three dogs that keep me busy in his absence. I am thankful for a loving and supportive family, but most importantly my God that will get me through this new chapter in my life as I cope with life without Roy there 24/7 and as I grow stronger to become an independent and strong Navy wife. I am proud of my submariner!
I am here to support my
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Never take a single minute for granted. I miss my husband dearly and will cherish every minute i spend with him.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:48pm on November 9, 2011, Zahi Merz said…

Hi thank you for the add :)

At 12:32pm on November 3, 2011, Laney (Ship 03 div 005) said…
Hi and thank you for the add :) I'm not sure when my son and I will be moving to Groton, but I'll make sure to have a meet and greet when I do.
At 6:45pm on April 18, 2011, juliea243 said…
I know! I hope they are wrong. We spend all this money to come see them and we miss them so much I really hope we get more then just 2 hours on base.
At 11:13pm on April 16, 2011, janlee said…
I just want to add to my comment below, i know that its confusing. Your sailor will have all of the airport info (flight, time, gate, etc..) When you go to the airport, he will know what to do. If not, just ask anyone at one of the ticket counters, and they will direct you..:))
At 11:09pm on April 16, 2011, janlee said…

Hi...its funny you ask me this because i just went thru this yesterday with my son...lol He had to catch his flight at Pittsburgh airport to head back to Aschool last night. We went to the ticket counter (where you would get the boarding passes) and after they were done with my son, i just asked if we were allowed to get some gate passes to sit with him while he waits for his flight. They didnt even hesitate. Also,, he was moved to the front of the line when they saw his uniform...they were really nice.

If you know which airport and time he is to be there, just arrive there at the same time. They prefer that he is there when you are, but ive heard that its not totally necessary. They will give you a gate pass (similar looking to his boarding pass, and you will need to got thru security and thats it...you can walk with him to his gate and wait with him for as long as it takes. Also...i think there is a USO office inside of each of the airports up there, so you can also just go in and ask where the office is, and they will accomodate you. Make sure you have photo ID.

At 10:20am on April 11, 2011, janlee said…
YES!!! he can have his cell phone. If he is a saturday departure from BC, you can give it to him at the airport if you are going to sit with him until his flight arrives,. If not...you can mail it to him as soon as he gives you an address (which may be a week or so after he arrives there).You can also send him some lounging clothes (sweats, tshirts, sorts, slippers, etc...) to wear while he is in his dorm room. I sent my son a few pairs of Adidas running pants, they are able to wear regular clothes after a short while when the go to eat and stuff. He can also have a laptop, ipod, x-box, etc..Picture a college dorm room and think of things he may want to have with him. I know moms who have even mailed them their favorite blankets..lol  He is allowed photos, but i wouldnt send them in frames, as space is limited. He will let you know when to send his jeans, hoodies, shoes, etc. He will give you two addresses. One for shipping and sending things thru the PO, and the other for shipping and sending things via UPS/FedEx/DHL. I usually ship thru the PO. You can send as many care packages as you wish. I have a friend who's Sailor texted her and said.."you know you can send food, right?"....lol! That was soo cute...the more you send..the less they have to buy. I mailed my son deodorant, his favorite soap, his brand of toothpaste, nail clippers, q-tips, etcc...but i purchased all travel sizes as to not take up too much space. He and his roommates will probably go shopping and split the cost of whatever they need for their room, but they still love care packages...lol...i dont think that ever gets old to them...:))) I hope this helps a little. and any more questions..just hit me up..lol! They have a liberty system there, and if you need help with that...just ask..ttyl--JAN
At 9:45am on April 11, 2011, janlee said…
Hi!...yes my son graduated BESS on friday. He is home for 7 days and i couldnt be happier..:)) The first time in 4 months! I will try to answer anything you may want to know,,,the Aschool groups are NOTHING like the BC groups on here. Jessica and dianne have us so spoiled....haha  They roam around on here answering every question, but its pretty much every man for himself when it comes to Aschool...i try to pay forward everything i find out, its a confusing time for all involved....so i hope i can help..ttyl--JAN
At 5:16pm on March 22, 2011, aveoamare(Ship02div925) said…
his PIR is May 6 if everything goes well.  I'm sending good thoughts his way and many many MANY letters!! =)
At 7:40am on March 22, 2011, aveoamare(Ship02div925) said…
Hi, my husband is in boot camp now, he is going to be a submariner as well.
At 7:47pm on March 16, 2011, SailorsLove (Ship09 Div139) said…
Thank you! I think I went into shock afterwards (heart racing) and then the crying came.. ahh! I hope you get your call soon!!
 
 
 

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