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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Hi! I cannot reply or send emails anymore :( I can create comments, create blogs, and receive emails but can't write back. Any idea why? Thanks in advance!

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 28, 2018 at 6:49pm

Trying to see if I can figure out what happened.  Are you trying this from a desktop or from a phone?

Comment by Phoenixmom on December 28, 2018 at 7:24pm

I find working on my Phone is quite hard cant copy paste or do any of that, but I can reply. Hmmmm.

Comment by ellen0502 on December 28, 2018 at 9:30pm

Is it still not working for you? I know there is sometimes a delay in the reply screen completely loading. If that is what's happening, close your browser and try again.

Comment by lemonelephant on December 30, 2018 at 3:46am

I am not an ADMIN, but it happens every now and then, but I had forgotten until just now that I used to have that problem every now and then when I used IE and I would have to sign in on Mozilla Firefox. Now I have a Chromebook and I have not had the problem. If you have the option of signing in on a different browser, then try that and see if it works. See anyone have problems emailing on N4M's? and message/mail.

Comment by Amanda on December 31, 2018 at 9:54am
Hi! I have been signing in on Chrome on the same computer from the beginning. Let me try to see if it's fixed.
Comment by Amanda on December 31, 2018 at 9:55am
Sadly, it is STILL not working. I'll try from a different browser.
Comment by Amanda on December 31, 2018 at 9:56am
I'll have to check after work, thank y'all for all the suggestions!
Comment by ellen0502 on December 31, 2018 at 12:39pm

What exactly is your computer doing when you try to send a private message?

Comment by Amanda on December 31, 2018 at 1:23pm
Nothing, it will let me write it, but when I go to hit send it won't allow me to. It doesn't pop up an error or refresh. It just simply won't send.
Comment by lemonelephant on December 31, 2018 at 3:11pm

That is the problem that others and I had a few years ago when I had to change browsers. Try deleting the cookies for the site and sign in again.


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