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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"

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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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  • Granada Hills, CA
  • United States

Ruby's Friends

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A little about me:
In a working mom
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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At 2:36pm on February 7, 2019, Ruby said…
Hello good morning! Is anyone knows if the recruit pay for their own food in the A school ? Thank you
At 9:44pm on January 31, 2019, Ruby said…
B’sNukeMoM MMN thank you
At 6:27pm on January 31, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi Ruby - here's the link to watch the PIR live:

Watch recruits graduate live on Friday at 0845 Central Standard Time.
Follow the link and join the chat at Click here    T
he video will display under Live Events during broadcast.  

At 12:52am on January 31, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 12:52am on January 31, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) to change "Anyone" to "Members" so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom. 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.  

At 12:50am on January 31, 2019, AlmaDeee said…

My son is also in ship 12 Division 104! 

At 12:49am on January 31, 2019, AlmaDeee said…

Hi Ruby,

Were you able to find another flight? I believe some airlines are adding flights again. I had 2 cancellations but found one for tomorrow. Flying into Milwaukee since we’re staying north of Great Lakes. I’m hoping you find a flight! If not, I sent you a friend request, maybe we can get in touch with your sailor and do FaceTime or something? 

 PS:  Yes they do show it on line, there’s a Facebook page and a direct link 


At 8:45pm on January 30, 2019, Ruby said…
Hi I have a question are they going to record the event and can we watch it from somewhere because we’re not be able to attend the PIR for my son they canceled our flight coming from California due to the weather and we get there Friday afternoon, my heart is broken for my son he has nobody cheering for him. He is in division 104 ship 12 :( :(
At 8:40pm on January 30, 2019, Sc1993 said…

Hi, I saw your post in the PIR group. Are you able to get another flight scheduled out? My in laws flight got canceled but they found another one tomorrow morning through united. They do have a layover in Denver but will get there by tomorrow afternoon. I’m so sorry! I’m still so scared that our flights will get canceled. :( good luck!!

At 9:49pm on January 25, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit has "A" School or training in GL, then you will want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school moms. You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page.

You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. Plan to leave late Sunday or on Monday if you are able to do that. (See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.)

When you know what rating (job) he has a contract for or if he has a contract for AECF or E-PACT or S-PACT, then let me know. I will have more info for you.


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