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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.

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 - 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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Dunesmom's Blog – November 2010 Archive (3)

Got my Thanksgiving chat!

Yep it's turning into a Happy Thanksgiving.. Just got off of chat with my sailor. He got to sleep in and is headed bowling and movies. No duty til tomorrow. No mention of missing us, which is good. Loves us and had to head out. So happy for him. I hope you all get to hear from your Sailors, if that doesn't work please know that they are thinking about you. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Added by Dunesmom on November 25, 2010 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

Home for Christmas?

Anyone know anything about flying your sailor home for the holidays? Mine gets to put in for leave on Dec. 1. Said he is pretty sure he will get it. Now where to fly him out of. Any one else gone through this or thinking of doing the same?

Added by Dunesmom on November 22, 2010 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

Next day Mailings??

Has anyone sent their Sailor a next day package? Wondering what mail i should use. This will be his first holiday away from home and family, a long way away from home. I would just like to send him a few things to help him through his day. Well it help me too to know that he has some homey things to enjoy and share. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you

Added by Dunesmom on November 21, 2010 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

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