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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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My son Joshua is on the USS Simpson and if you have a family member on the ship I would love to hear from you. Lori

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Comment by Ronc on December 15, 2014 at 12:37pm

Hello everyone. Just heard from my son about packages. This is what he had to say "we dont recieve mail until after christmas".

Hope everyone has a great week!

Comment by Caroline on December 14, 2014 at 6:21pm

Hi everyone.  My son has been on this ship for a couple of years, but I haven't been on this page in a while.  I was waiting to see if the activity picked up on the Ombudsman page, and if we got another facebook page for families.  I guess no to both lol.  To the Mom who posted the "late December" alert about mail/package delivery, thank you!  My son has been rather vague, bad had said that it would be quite a while.  I have seen two boxes anyway.  They will be desperate for something by then!

Comment by debdecatur4 on December 1, 2014 at 2:35pm

I'm trying to join the USS Simpson FB page and got a message from OMBUDSMAN who said my son had to approve me.  So he is trying to get this taken care of for me.  OMBUDSMAN said my son needs to provide my name, relationship and email,,,in order to be approved.


Comment by Maggie on November 29, 2014 at 6:24pm
I sent her, two pm's via Facebook, and it has to be through my son. Gah! Its frustrating, because of his bubbblehead! I'm connected with the Red Cross and know the appropriate channels, in case of emergency. But, I'd just like to keep up on things with my boy and the ship. Thanks for your help, gang. I'll keep trying.
Comment by phylis on November 29, 2014 at 6:18pm
Oh and if anyone wants to find me on fb to connect. My name is Phylis Cummings and I'm on Navy for Moms group through fb. Would love to connect with all of you! I don't really get on here unless a notice pops up that someone has posted.
Comment by phylis on November 29, 2014 at 6:17pm
Maggie...don't know if they are doing anything. We've only gotten a couple of short emails and chatted for a few this morning via fb. Your son will need to send an email to the ombudsman in order to connect with her on fb. Hope everyone had a good holiday.
Comment by msandi(13/170) on November 29, 2014 at 6:10pm
Search - Uss Simpson Ombudsman
Comment by msandi(13/170) on November 29, 2014 at 6:06pm
You will need to provide the information to be approved but I don't think they require your sons permission. I will post a link
Comment by msandi(13/170) on November 29, 2014 at 6:03pm
Maggie the Ombudsman has a Facebook
Comment by Maggie on November 29, 2014 at 5:50pm
Hi, gang! I haven't heard from my son since they shipped out 11/14. I've been trying to get contact info for the Ombudsman, and apparently it has to be done with his approval. If there are any projects or special things going on for the holiday on the ship, I'd like to help out.....if I can. I the meantime, keep me posted on any news. My boy is FC2 Tompkins.

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