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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 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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.

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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 November 29, 2014 at 2:04pm

We heard from ours as well. It made my birthday and Thanksgiving. They took off early this morning. Don't forget to send them goodie packages. Was told early this morning from our son that they would not get any packages or mail until late December (After Christmas). Have a great weekend everyone!

Comment by msandi(13/170) on November 28, 2014 at 6:29am
My son is also on the ship. I love hearing from other moms. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day
Comment by mauh61 on November 27, 2014 at 11:01pm

We where luck we heard from out son today. He sounded good but tired. He stayed up to call us. It finished off our thanksgiving day. We either got to see or talk to all our kids! I hope everyone hears from there loved ones soon!

Comment by phylis on November 27, 2014 at 10:26pm
My son is on here too. We haven't heard from him today but knew he might be busy. Friend request me if you would like...I would love to connect with other moms from the ship!
Comment by Ronc on November 27, 2014 at 10:18pm

My son is on the ship. What does your son do on the ship?

I heard from him today. What a great feeling.

Comment by all5roc on September 14, 2014 at 7:05pm

phylis, just prepare yourself for deployment in Nov.

Comment by Maggie on April 2, 2014 at 2:50pm
Sent my son back, today, after a short visit. We were there, in Mayport, for homecoming. Awesome!
How do you Moms feel when you send them back? My boy has been away from home almost 2 years, and I still get so weepy when he leaves. (sigh)
Hope everyone is enjoying time with the kids when they are home.
Comment by mauh61 on January 31, 2014 at 1:20am

My son flew out in December. He seems tired but excited. Can't wait to hear about his adventures. I am on the Ombudsmans page and the family readyness page and that has helped alot! Not sure this is any easier then when he was in Afghanistan.

Comment by msandi(13/170) on November 25, 2013 at 7:31pm
Thank you PatriciaT thats encouraging information. My son just flew out today to meet up with the ship. I'm excited for him but also nervous. I hope he has a great experience. I will find the ombudsman on Facebook thank you
Comment by PatriciaT on November 25, 2013 at 6:27pm

This is the 2nd deployment for my son.  He had a great time the last time and it seems he's enjoying it so far this time--although we don't hear from him very often.  On the last go around, he took advantage of every opportunity to see the sights when in port.  This trip sounds like it's different in that they've been at sea for a long stretch of time.  Their CO seems to do a great job in keeping morale up with occasional steel beach parties and various contests.  If you're not already part of the ombudsman's facebook then you might want to consider it.  There's so much more activity there than here these days.

Please don't' worry about them.  I know---it's easier said than done!  But they've trained for this and they are good at what they do!

We'll certainly miss them at our Thanksgiving tables, won't we?! 


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