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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"

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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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A little about me:
Proud single mother of my beautiful daughter Madison. She heads for boot camp in August. She'll be a part of the Nuke Team.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
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College can't offer.
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has been positive and maturing.

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At 9:36pm on October 4, 2018, lemonelephant said…

There is info in Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT) for you.

SatMed for the run for a 17-19 year old female is 14:45.

At 7:32pm on September 26, 2018, Jana said…

Hi, Stephanie! My Daughter Kennedi is going to South Carolina also for Nuke School! How exciting.

At 11:30pm on September 24, 2018, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

Hi Stephanie,

You'll be able to spend time with Madison from after PIR on Friday, around 10:30 until around 21:00/ 8:00pm then she has to be back on Base in enough time to walk to her Ship. Then she'll leave about 0100-0300/1:00am-3:00am in the morning to go to the airport...At least, that was my Sailors schedule. Good News you can meet her there a spent some time until her plane leaves.

At 2:12pm on September 22, 2018, Deb S. said…

Hi, Stephanie,my navy have loads of info and tips,the meet and greet  on the day before graduation is there....they make a table for each division. Just remember where I saw it

At 1:43pm on September 22, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Thank you for the kind words.

At 1:19pm on September 22, 2018, lemonelephant said…

I sent changes in a PM. PM's are found in the Inbox in the upper left.

At 1:14pm on September 22, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the friend request. I look forward to sharing this journey with you. If there is ever anything I can help with, then don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours. 

At 1:13pm on September 22, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 419 and 420 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 4:04pm on August 16, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Stephanie, I want to wish your Daughter the Very Best, and if there is anything that I can answer for you please reach out and I will do my Best. I help out on Boot Camp Moms come join. There is so much info on that site.

At 6:03pm on August 14, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Mrs. LemonElephant post some good sites for you to go over it will let you know what she can take and not take. Stationary is one. a wallet with some cash, stamps, a calling card already activated. ID social, and a very small address book that can fit inside the wallet with addresses and numbers. and a cell phone so she can call you with the I'm here call as they do not have phones for them to use. if you have any other questions please reach out and I or anyone can help.


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