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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"

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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. 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.

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So my son finally got to call me...I was at work and missed his call. I was so upset the rest of my shift....Looking forward to Graduation Jan 04

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Comment by lemonelephant on December 10, 2018 at 12:43am

I am sorry that you missed his call. Hopefully he was able to call someone else.

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Comment by eBearFlorida on December 10, 2018 at 7:33am

Tamara, I experienced the exact same thing. I was so upset I didn't get to hear his voice. I understand how you feel. And to top it off I haven't been getting any letters. But I can tell you, there is some hope. It seems that they are doing challenges to earn phone calls, because we got an unexpected call over the weekend. So don't lose hope. You never know when that call may come. 

Comment by Linda on February 16, 2020 at 3:05pm

I also missed the first call just yesterday, Saturday around 11:15 am. I had my phone on silent from work and didn’t remember to change the setting. I was crushed when I realized I had missed it. He called 5 times and left 2 voice mails. He sounded depressed and sick but I suspect he was just on the verge of crying. His voice was shaky so I think he was ready to unleash the tears. I sent him to boot camp as suggested with a $20 card from Walgreens. He mentioned he was almost out of money on his calling card which shocked me as the card had 350 minutes on it. He had made 10 super short calls because he didn’t reach anyone. His balance was about $2 after those calls. After I reloaded his card the customer service person for the card told me each call he made cost $1.70 due to being from a pay phone. I hope others learn from my mistakes. I also hope that he gets to call again next Saturday. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on February 16, 2020 at 3:23pm

Hi Linda - sorry to hear you missed the calls :(  Definitely turn up that volume and keep your phone handy.

Also, this discussion is pretty old so you might not see many comments here.  I suggest you join the boot camp group and start posting there!  I left the link to the group in the welcome message on your page.  

Also, know that it takes about 9-14 business days before you receive the official letter with your son's PIR (graduation date).  Once you receive that you can join his PIR group.

Hang in there and remember, no news is good news!


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