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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.

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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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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Dee left a comment for cheri
"Nice to meet you also .. we also have family in the ST Augustine area is that far from you?  funny we use to go to Midland all the time for Hockey many moons ago when my brother was playing.. My Son's name is Ryan Donahue he…"
Sep 12, 2012
Dee left a comment for cheri
"Hey there how are you?.. My Name is Diana I go by Dee on NFM lol  congrats on all this new Navy stuff with both sons.. when will your son be heading for the PH ?. my son has been on PH since 8- 2011 .. we just got back from…"
Sep 11, 2012
cheri joined Sue S's group
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Cryptology ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~ Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California

Welcome!.. We are the Cryptology group! We are committed to helping the sailors and family members of "Spooks".  Spooks are what sailors call the CTI, CTN, CTT, CTR, CTM in the fleet.   Come join the gang!See More
Sep 10, 2012
djswife07 replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"we have 13 days!!!  and 6 until BS21.  I cant wait for that call!!  I just wish we knew more about where he is going out there and if I should be packing or what?  lol  I hope he will have some info when he calls after…"
May 21, 2011
djswife07 replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"Thanks for the info!!  Im gonna go to the airport to give him the cell phone and I hope spend more time.  Two more weeks till PIR for us!!!  I cant wait to just get a phone call once day and I would be happy.  I cant wait to see…"
May 18, 2011
djswife07 replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"that was another question I had.... how long was it before u heard from him once he got out there?"
May 15, 2011
djswife07 replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"my husband is in 189.  he will be going into this feild when he graduates on june 3rd.  we will be moving to cali, for a school.  my question is how long is A school for CTI's?  and does anyone know how long he has to be…"
May 7, 2011
cheri replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"That is so true. My husband and i were in the navy a million years ago. Mark"s phone made it today. Just spent an hour talking to him. He sounds great.  "
May 2, 2011
cheri replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"Mark wont start classes until june. I guess we will know for sure then. He doesnt really think they will switch him. Still waiting for his phone to get there.  "
May 2, 2011
cheri replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"He E-mailed us last nite. Still getting settled in ,but seemed better. He said they may switch is language. Thats ok with us as long as he is happy."
Apr 26, 2011
mermur replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"Quite a change from boot camp! Loves the environment and is excited to get classed up."
Apr 25, 2011
cheri replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"I cant wait to hear about Monterey. I've never been there and look forward to visiting him at some point. We have  over a year to get out there."
Apr 25, 2011
cheri replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"so how does she like so far/"
Apr 25, 2011
mermur replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"Hi Cheri. Welcome!  My daughter just completed her 1st week at DLI. We are still getting use to gettting a phone or text message from her daily :)  Tom "
Apr 25, 2011
cheri replied to cheri's discussion 'CHERI' in the group CTI
"Thanks, he called yesterday afternoon, Sounded a little homesick,but was enjoying exploring the base. we are sending his phone today. He'll be connected with the world again.    "
Apr 25, 2011

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A little about me:
I have two sons in the navy, one will be leaving soon to Hawaii serving on the Paul Hamilton and the other just left for boot camp today
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
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Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My husband and I were both in the Navy and support is so Important. from family and friends
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:00am on September 12, 2012, Dee said…

Nice to meet you also .. we also have family in the ST Augustine area is that far from you?  funny we use to go to Midland all the time for Hockey many moons ago when my brother was playing.. My Son's name is Ryan Donahue he is a CS on the ship .. He got to the PH aug 2011 right after last deployment so this will be his and our first deployment lol me and my hub still aren't on the ombudmans list.. and have no ideal whats goiing on and he is hmm IDK grr answer to everything all i know that the ship is leaving and he will be on it lol I have another son in the Navy he is a LT JG working for DOD in Richmond VA for the next 2 yrs he is a supply officer.. so im not to new to this Navy buz ..just different fields.. im on Fb Diana Donahue ttys

PS is your son on leave now? we had a great visit with our's in HI and we will be back for homecoming

At 12:23pm on September 11, 2012, Dee said…

Hey there how are you?.. My Name is Diana I go by Dee on NFM lol  congrats on all this new Navy stuff with both sons.. when will your son be heading for the PH ?. my son has been on PH since 8- 2011 .. we just got back from our first visit to hawaii it was bitter sweet had a great time but it was hard leaving him there he is 20yrs old and my baby boy.. we have been thru deplyment before with my older son.. but 10 months grrr anyway welcome to the PH ttys... are you on FB?

At 9:50pm on February 17, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.


Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 

-Colleen

 
 
 

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