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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 full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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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. 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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Posted on June 9, 2010 at 1:36am 0 Comments

Just got the ten second call -- got here safe, box on its way, I'll call again in three or four weeks. Must admit, I thought more like two weeks - but okay. Guess I'll be writing soon and then waiting for the address.

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At 6:21am on July 13, 2010, 4myboy(ship12 div 261) said…
oops that should have finding anything close...not awake yet, lol
At 6:20am on July 13, 2010, 4myboy(ship12 div 261) said…
Well look at the airline...
I am not sure if they go to Pensacola. If you found flights on Southwest for 100 that is great. I wasn't thinking anything even close to that when I was searching. This airline, we will have a little drive in Illinois, but I didn't mind since we were saving money. Good luck!
At 8:54pm on July 12, 2010, 4myboy(ship12 div 261) said…
Have you made reservations for a flight to graduation....I found a great deal out of St. Petersburg and thought I would share if you hadn't made plans yet.
At 10:56am on June 25, 2010, pidg72 (Ship 12/Div 262) said…
oh name is Joan :)
At 10:56am on June 25, 2010, pidg72 (Ship 12/Div 262) said…
I got a letter yesterday from my son, Brian. It was written on June 12, just a few days after he got there. It was good to hear from him. Thanks for inviting me to be your friend.
At 2:28pm on June 7, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community.
Also, check out this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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