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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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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




USS New York

This group is for everyone interested in the USS New York. Some of the information and images have been used with consent from the following website

Location: Norfolk
Members: 37
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2018

My husband and I got the best tour of the ship in Mayport thanks to Tim.

Discussion Forum

Pillowcases for USS New York Crew

Started by DC - G'mother of My Fav Sailor. Last reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady May 3, 2015. 21 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of USS New York to add comments!

Comment by John on December 13, 2016 at 8:42pm

Would like to wish everyone on the new york happy holidays.

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on May 23, 2015 at 11:18am

Heads at Ease has mailed wave 2 to the ship and we are done.

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on May 3, 2015 at 9:52am

We mailed 626 to the NY in wave 1!  We need 394 pillowcases to complete the USS New York in 2 waves!  Do you have any made that you can send in wave 2?

Thank you to Brenda for your donation of shipping $.  It really helps!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on April 21, 2015 at 11:40pm

We are starting the NY on 4-25 and will mail until we are done.

If you sew, have fabric, would like to donate for the shipping please let me know.  We can always use help as HAE is totally funded by donations.  Thanks!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on April 3, 2015 at 10:11am

HAE is planning to begin mailing to the ship in May.  If any or you sew and would like to help, we would love it!  NOT a sewer?

We can use donations of fabric and/or $ for shipping and fabric.  


Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on January 10, 2015 at 11:07am

Hello to all!

It has been awhile since I have written on here.  I am happy to say that Heads at Ease pillowcase project has been in contact with the ship and we have committed to mailing the entire ship, plus the Marines, pillowcases while they are deployed this year.

It looks like mid March to April before we will begin, as we are mailing to the USS Comstock this month, then the USS Iwo Jima and then the NY.

If you would like to help with the sewing, fabric donations or shipping $ donations, let me know.  

Thanks!  Sue

Comment by JosnRissa'smom on October 5, 2014 at 1:55pm
Hi Lynn, Yes he is assigned to the NY. He just got there and went out to sea already. It was so fast, he was still getting lost on the ship, lol. Thank you I will be joing the fb group! Thank you for responding.

Nancy, I will have plenty of questions later this year. Thank you! It's nice to know we have someone to turn to with experience on this ship.
Comment by Nancy on October 4, 2014 at 8:36pm

Hi New New York Moms

If I can be of any help to son has been on the NY for almost 3.5 years ...been thriugh deployment and I am here for you if you have any question...Nancy

Comment by nicksmomma94 on October 4, 2014 at 8:12pm

Welcome, JosnRissa'smom!  My name is Lynn and my son joined the crew of the New York in July.  So your son will be assigned to the NY as well?  They are out to sea currently--they left recently--did your son complete his in processing so he could join them, or will he wait until the ship returns?  Unfortunately, this particular forum doesn't have too many postings.  I recently joined a Facebook page you may find helpful--Navy Mom's of Mayport.  It's a closed group so you have to request permission to join, but there are some other helpful NY mom's on there, and I have gotten quite a lot of good information for their upcoming deployment.  You must be proud of your son!  This whole experience has been crazy for me, and I'm sure you feel the same!

Comment by JosnRissa'smom on October 1, 2014 at 9:59pm

Hi everyone, I'm new here my son just got to Mayport Sunday evening after a 10 day leave home he graduated BC 8/8/14. Just wanted to say hello


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