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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"

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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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PIR Nov. 29

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Oct 31. 31 Replies

Hello—I am confused I haven’t received a letter or anything but doing my math looks like my daughter PIR would be Nov. 29 but because is the day after thanksgiving graduation is done Wednesday…Continue


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Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi Gigi thank you for the info,so i guess i dont have to send a phone card.. My son maybe will just purchase too.. Thanks again!"
Oct 24
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi— i didn’t she told me she purchased it. I guess they have like an account where they will be deducting their uniforms and other stuff. I did send her a gift card??? I will find out if she go it. "
Oct 23
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Michelle - your SR should be able to buy a card at the NEX.  They get paid while in boot camp and they have them open a bank account (if he didn't already have one when he left).  He can use this money to purchase a card.  Phone…"
Oct 23
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi did you send a phone card to your daughter?"
Oct 23
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Michelle - if you received the form letter stating his PIR is 11/27/19 then you can make your reservations.  You might want to use Southwest as they allow changes at no charge (you would only pay the difference in airfare, if any,  but no…"
Oct 23
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Everyone please remember - this PIR is on WEDNESDAY, 11/27/19 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  It is NOT on 11/29/19."
Oct 23
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"yapackers - here's the link to your PIR group - click on it and you can request to join: PIR 11/27/19"
Oct 23
yapackers replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Our daughters PIR is Nov 27th & we did receive a call on Saturday. Not sure how it all works when they get to call. Best of luck that you receive a call or letter."
Oct 23
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi, good day i have a question regarding you said he probably bought a phone card at NEX? But how if they dont have anything with them or even money to buy? Just wondering. Any suggestion if i will send a phone card? What kind? thank you!"
Oct 23
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"By the way do i have to send phone cards so that he can make a call? Or even without phone cards he can?"
Oct 22
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi @ lemonelephant, thank you! But ots like im just worried since i thought im gonna expect a call right away on his 3rd week but its more then that now.. is this normal?"
Oct 22
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi, is it pissible to not recieve phone calls yet its more than 3 weeks now, thank yoy!"
Oct 22
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Ok i will, thank you!"
Oct 21
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi yes i wont book ticket first unless everything is final especially my son havent called me yet.. So calls happen randomly not everybody on the same PIR date get to make calls on the same day? Thank you!"
Oct 21
Gigi replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi— I received letters and forms on Friday and a phone call on Saturday. And because of thanksgiving she told me that her PIR is schedule for 11/27 I have been trying to see if I can booked tickets but there is a lot of missing information I…"
Oct 21
Michelle replied to Gigi's discussion 'PIR Nov. 29'
"Hi, I havent recieve any calls yet from my son but i recieved a ketter stating that his PIR Iis on Nov 27, anybody recieve a call?"
Oct 21

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A little about me:
I am a mother of three kids my oldest just joined the Navy October 1st.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is a work in progress!

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At 8:59pm on November 2, 2019, lemonelephant said…

The Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with many of the new terms you will come across. 

At 1:35am on October 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 9:03pm on October 14, 2019, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  I'm glad you found us. So your daughter is in boot camp now? Come join the conversations on our group page - there is usually someone on every day. We are a friendly, caring group of moms who have daughters in all stages of Navy life - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  We look forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!

At 10:03pm on October 13, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Arrival and What Happens at RTC will tell you what is happening and what to expect.  

If you would like information on your recruit's rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.  

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 5:50pm on October 12, 2019, Anna said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!!  I'm glad you are here!  I need to forward you an important welcome message from our website admins.  You need to make a few changes.  Welcome Aboard!!

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Welcome to!

We ask that our members not use a last name in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page as soon as possible to create a new Username, then add a profile image and complete your Profile. You will also need to change the URL that is associated with your profile, as it also contains your last name.  Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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