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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.

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 youngest son arrived at boot camp on Dec. 13 I thought it would be easier for me since I already have a son in the Navy, but it is still hard going through this process.

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Comment by ProudSDmom_18 on December 26, 2018 at 8:30pm
Mine too!! Did you receive the form letter yet? I am eagerly waiting...
Comment by M and J's mom77 on December 26, 2018 at 10:19pm
No not yet, hopefully it will come within the next couple days!
Comment by CCCA on December 26, 2018 at 10:20pm

Mine too! I received my form letter today. This is my youngest and first in the military. I can't wait to be able to talk to him, but happy that I can write him now. 

Comment by M and J's mom77 on December 26, 2018 at 10:24pm

CCCA that’s awesome to hear, hopefully ours will get here soon!

Comment by KLT73 on December 27, 2018 at 1:04am

M & J's Mom. My youngest arrived December 18 & I have a daughter 5+ years in the Navy & I know exactly what you mean. Their Dad & I were both in the military (Marine Corps), so with my daughter & now my son, I thought I'd handle this better; but it's so different when you're a parent. Blessings to you and your family.

Comment by M and J's mom77 on December 27, 2018 at 1:18am

Thank you blessings to you and yours! I also thought I would handle it better since he is my second one going in, but I was wrong. I think it’s worse because he is my last kid leaving the nest. But I’m positive they will do great,

Comment by KLT73 on December 27, 2018 at 1:33pm

Thank you. My recruit called this morning, but only because admin needed some additional info for his rating paperwork. He is so sick. He sounded terrible & the fitness test is today :( My heart hurts for him. He's not the only one sick in his division. Praying for all of them.

Comment by HikerMom on December 27, 2018 at 7:41pm
My son arrived Dec 13 too. Sounds like we're really close to getting that form letter.
Comment by M and J's mom77 on December 27, 2018 at 11:20pm

Hikermom I really hope so, need to start planning for graduations!

Comment by M and J's mom77 on December 27, 2018 at 11:26pm

KLT73 I will keep them in my prayers. My oldest got really sick while there, but he pushed through it, and I know your son will too! 


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