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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 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.

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2 weeks at Boot and really missing my son

Hi! This is my first post. I hope it works!

My son left for Boot on July 11. I was all excited on the front of him going cuz I could see how excited he was. Now I can't hear his voice and ask how he's doing I am feeling sad. 

Any suggestions? I work full time and am staying busy....

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on July 25, 2019 at 10:59am

Hi NavySisNowNavyMom - best thing you can do is keep busy!  Try not to worry (easier said than done, I know!).  The Navy has him and he's safe - no news is good news.  Be sure to join the bootcamp group - I left the link in the welcome message on your page.  You'll find lots of good info there.  And once you get the official letter (9-14 days after arrival) you'll know his PIR date and you can join that group too.  Start writing letters now so when you get his address (in the official letter) you can send them out (# them in the corner so he knows what order to open them).  Count Fridays rather than individual days - it helps the time go by faster.

Hang in there!

Comment by NorthPortFLNavyMom on July 25, 2019 at 9:35pm

I am right here with you! My son left June 24 and it's been very hard for sure not seeing them and then not hearing their voices. We did get our first call the weekend of the 3rd our case it was July 13, that was wonderful. So you got that to look forward to real soon. Be encouraged, your not alone:)

Comment by belovedbyHim on July 29, 2019 at 11:47pm

Please come join us on the Bootcamp page NorthPortFlNavyMom and NavySisNowNavyMom. 
You are not alone in your feelings!!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 8, 2019 at 3:29pm

I left the link to the boot camp group in the welcome message on your page.  Be sure to join as you'll find lots of helpful info there.

Comment by NavySisNowNavyMom on August 14, 2019 at 12:37pm

My son's PIR is Sept 6, 2019. Only a few weeks left. All good!


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