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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.

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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I received my first letter from my son today! I was so excited when I opened the mail box and seen his letter. I didn't even get through the first sentence and the years were flowing. He's doing well and seems like he's adjusting being away from home, although he listed a few things he misses. He said he's eating healthy which made me chuckle a bit. It's only been a couple of weeks but feels like forever...He mentioned how excited he was to get his uniform and see his name stitched on it, he sounded so proud. I'm one proud mom too!! I'm so looking forward to the next letter!

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Comment by JAZMOM on September 28, 2019 at 9:16am

We just received our 1st letters as well! Your post sounds like I wrote it; I felt the same way. I prayed the "tone" of his letter was positive,  and it was. That will keep me going until he can call.

Comment by HaveFAITH on September 28, 2019 at 12:22pm
Can I ask both of you @jazmom @trisha when did they leave? We haven’t heard anything and my brother arrived at GL on the 17th.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 28, 2019 at 12:46pm
Keep in mind it can take 9-14 business days to receive the letter. You’re still within that window. Hang in there - it should be soon!
Comment by HaveFAITH on September 28, 2019 at 12:49pm
@BNuke ... ok thank you.
Comment by Tricia on September 29, 2019 at 12:54am
My son shipped out on September 12th... Ship 14 Division 429..
Comment by JAZMOM on September 29, 2019 at 9:14am

My son left on September 10th. Ist letters received were on the 26th. We have informed delivery from the USPS, so we could see they were in the mail that day. Hopefully you receive your letter in a  day or two.

Comment by HaveFAITH on September 29, 2019 at 10:40am
@Jazmom ... is your PIR also November 15th? And I read somewhere how to sign up for the mail, but can’t find the information again. Can you please share? Thank you.
Comment by JAZMOM on September 29, 2019 at 10:51am

@VIII-I-MMIX, my son's  PIR is Nov 8th. I'm not sure where the link is here for mail delivery, but just go to the site. The link to sign up there is on their home page. 

Comment by HaveFAITH on September 29, 2019 at 10:55am
Hello again @JazMom ... I figured it out. Thank you in advance. Though I have one more question. Since that’s your first letter ... does that mean that’s also the first time you sent him mail? Coz I haven’t sent him anything because I have to wait for that letter, right? I didn’t even bother to check with his recruiter for the address and might as well just send him a letter once we receive the official address. Thank you. Sorry for too many questions.
Comment by JAZMOM on September 29, 2019 at 2:41pm

VIII-I-MMIX, We were able to find out his address from his recruiter on the 20th, so I sent a letter that day. That was also the day that the form letter came with both his address, as well as I formation about graduation.  If you haven't received that, it should be coming soon .  Don't hesitate to contact your child's recruiter for information. Also, ask anything from this group, that what we're here for. I look forward to hea7when you get mail!!


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