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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 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

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy 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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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



"What do you want for Christmas?"
Santa Claus asked me

I looked at him and laughed

"What I want isn't cheap."

The big  man chortled, "Ho-ho-ho!"
And looked me in the eye,

"Try me." He said with confidence

As I started to cry.

"My Love's arms around me,

Lying next to me at nyte

His hand in my own

Warm, and cuddled up real tight."

Jolly Olde Saint Nicholas clapped me on the back

And said, "That's no problem! I'll have him in a snap!"
He clicked his fingers to fill her wish,

As he'd normally do

And frowned when nothing happened

"Why didn't he come through?!"

I shook my head and tried to explain

"Santa, can't you see?
My Love is off at Basic Training

Nothing will make him come to me."

His eyes sincere, he hugged me strong

"My dear, I am so sorry,

Whatever can I do?"


Sighing, I looked up to the stars

Shaking my head slow,
"Santa, all I want is to be with him

Everyday without him, my heart sinks so low

But each day I get stronger

With every single letter, I rejoice

And I know that I can do this

I really have no choice."


Saint Nick nodded his head

His red hat bobbing up and down

"It takes a special person to do this kind of thing,

Just the thought is so renowned!"

"Santa, it really isn't hard,

Love is the simple key

I'm pushing through this for him

Just as he is for me."


"The most respect to you."
He said with one big smile.

"But I really wish I could help,

Could you give me one more trial?"


"Actually, Santa, how about this?

Can you make January come extra fast?
The 20th to be specific

I don't want this lonely tyme to last!"

A sparkle in his eye, Santa did say to me
"My girl, I'll try my best for you."
As he got into his sleigh

"Until then, keep on going, and swift will come that day!"


As I watched him fly off

I wiped the tears from my eyes,

"I'm nearly halfway through this

And soon, I'll have PIR as my prize."

--Written by Myself

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