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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 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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Dorine - Shana's MA Mom
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  • Latham, NY
  • United States

Dorine - Shana's MA Mom's Friends

  • Ms. Ampi USS Germantown
  • jusme627 (ship 3 div 18)
  • Chels's mom
  • Deneen(Nurse McGyver)
  • Tracye** Diva Rambo**
  • song258
  • Sunny-Meg's Mom- Ship 09 Div 013
  • Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

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Dorine - Shana's MA Mom's Page

Profile Information

A little about me:
I'm married and a mother of three children, the oldest of whom is married and has given me two beautiful grandchildren. I'm a legal assistant and have been in this particular line of work for over 20 years. I'm taking a course at a local community college toward getting a degree in business.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Patience - and it's an ongoing and never-endng education.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:19pm on November 17, 2010, Deneen(Nurse McGyver) said…
Ya gotta friend me so I can forward you the message.
At 8:29pm on November 8, 2010, diannep said…
Thanks, Dorine. But I think that Tabbi's recruit was sent home? I went back through about 15 pages of posts today and she has not posted and I remember her talking about her recruit being separated. If she is still on the group, that's great! But if not, we need the other administrators to put their names up top as the leaders of the group. I posted that on the board! Thanks so much!
At 6:47pm on October 25, 2010, song258 said…
Hi NavyMom33,
My niece left from our place in Philadelphia on 10/5 for MEPS, then for Great Lakes 10/6. I am planning to go to PIR. See you there!
At 10:41pm on October 20, 2010, Chels's mom said…
thanks for the friend my first "real" letter today...everyone in my family did !!! Did you get a letter today?

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