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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.

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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My Husband left 1/8/19 and after a long 2 1/2 weeks my husband finally got to call home, and I even got my first letter today!! This is the hardest thing I've had to experience, being 8 months pregnant, living on my own for the first time and not having any contact with my husband, but the 10 minutes we got to talk made up for it all! He is doing so good, which is such a relief, he is even in charge of 10 guys in his division! He said getting mail is the best part of the day, but that they don't get any time to write because they are constantly getting in trouble for being too loud and chatty. He was supposed to have an hour call but because they got in trouble they only got 10 min. "p days" were the worst days for him because of how slow they went, and the swimming tests were a lot of fun! I am so proud of my sailor, I can't wait to hear from him again! He loved the sandboxx letter I sent with an image of an ultrasound picture, so I am going to continue sending those, he got it within 2 days! I recommend it to others! Hopefully time will go by faster now that I know he is okay and that he is doing so good!

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Comment by lemonelephant on January 26, 2019 at 10:57pm

That is wonderful that you heard from your recruit and that he is doing well. I know how much that meant to you and to your husband to have that connection.

Comment by Destiny443 on January 26, 2019 at 11:26pm
Thank you!! The people on this site have been so helpful with all of the information and support!
Comment by lemonelephant on January 26, 2019 at 11:31pm

Yes, there is a LOT of info and support for you here.

Comment by on January 27, 2019 at 2:49am

Hooray!!! So happy for you 

Comment by Jay3432 on January 27, 2019 at 5:37am
I am happy that you received a call, awesomeness. Having a rough night until I read this, to hear his voice must of been lovely.
Comment by Nic-ole' on January 27, 2019 at 11:40am

Yay!! It's a roller coaster of ups and downs, stay busy by writing those letters and time flies by, then stalls the closer it gets.  And congrats on the baby!

Comment by Tami on January 27, 2019 at 1:42pm
Comment by Tami on January 27, 2019 at 1:43pm
It is the best call ever! Sandboxx is another awesome way to connect my daughter recommended it they receive in 2 days . We graduate on Friday. Hang in there . You can also mail lots of pictures.
Comment by Destiny443 on January 27, 2019 at 6:04pm

Thank you all!! It is such an amazing feeling to hear from them after so long! Congrats Tami on the graduation, that is so exciting! 

Comment by BoyMomx4 on January 30, 2019 at 10:23pm

Destiny443: what division is your husband?


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