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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.

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. 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.

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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hello all,  so my daughter was offered honor guard. it sounded good at the start until we read that she can not advance above E3 and that she really puts off A school for 2 years while she is an honor guard while all the others from bootcamp are going forward with there dreams. My daughter souded like she had regrets signing the papers excepting this position if they offer it to her but is there any way for her to get out of this after she signed the first set of papers???  She is was going to A school for corpsmen

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 30, 2019 at 3:12pm

What a great honor!  I don't have much info on honor guard/ceremonial guard but there is a group for Ceremonial Guard - unfortunately it's not active.  Perhaps if you post there someone will respond and can give you more info.

Ceremonial Guard

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 30, 2019 at 3:21pm

Here's some more info I found on ceremonial guards:

And there's also a facebook group which might be able to give your more info:

Comment by Milliemax2 on September 30, 2019 at 4:36pm

your soo helpful. thank you soo much

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 30, 2019 at 5:16pm

You are welcome!  I just hope some of this info will help ;-D

Comment by chefChele on October 23, 2019 at 11:16pm

my son just completed the 2 year guard assignment.  I went to DC 6 times during his time there, so can tell you my perspective.  It's intense, definately an honor.  feel free to ask me questions


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