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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 full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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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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Hi all, my mother used to be a member of this forum years ago when I first joined the Navy in 2010. She passed away in 2017, and I only recently located her profile.

One of the ultimate reasons I am humbled to have joined the Navy is that it brought my mother and I closer together, as she noticed my gradual maturity following enlistment. I'm glad I did so several years before she passed, because those were some of the best years of our parent-child relationship.

Her name was Syndi Holmes, and I just wanted to offer those comments in her memory. Thank you for your time.

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Comment by anasazigypsy on March 30, 2019 at 2:58am
I didn't join until 2014, so I didn't know your mother on here. Please accept my sympathetic thoughts for you and and her whole family. I'm glad your Naval experiences contributed to a stronger relationship with her. And thank you for your service.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on April 1, 2019 at 1:19pm

SyndisSon - I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing - and thank you for taking the time to post on here.  I'm sure your mother was very proud of you and your Navy service.  She seems to have raised a fine young man.  Thank you for your service.

Comment by Lisa A on April 1, 2019 at 1:40pm

Although I am a recent addition to this forum and did not know your mother, it is such an honor to have a glimpse of your story.  I am sure Syndi Holmes was very proud of you as is every other mom in this forum for reaching out to honor of her memory. 

Thank you for sharing and for warming my heart today.

Comment by Valtameri on April 1, 2019 at 6:55pm

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My son was at bootcamp just around the time you were, so I am sure I ran into your mother now and then back then. I definitely would have said hello, because my mother (who also passed in 2017) was a Maine-iac too. Thank you for sharing.


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