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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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Anyone with a Sailor on USS Abe Lincoln


Anyone with a Sailor on USS Abe Lincoln

Share feelings with others that have a sailor on the USS Abe Lincoln CVN 72

Members: 205
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2023

Discussion Forum

The "Lincoln Family Love" Pillowcase Project

Started by Sue-Pillowcase lady. Last reply by Sue-Pillowcase lady Nov 4, 2019. 150 Replies

My son is new the USS Abraham Lincoln

Started by dmtmama. Last reply by dmtmama Apr 17, 2018. 10 Replies

My Daughter left last night!!!

Started by CLAMOM. Last reply by SandraJ Jun 2, 2012. 9 Replies

Tiger Cruise

Started by kdcmac. Last reply by meagan5220 May 19, 2012. 4 Replies

Ship to Shore Phone Cards

Started by Kim (Ethan's Mom). Last reply by countrywoods May 17, 2012. 11 Replies


Started by meagan5220. Last reply by Shawna May 14, 2012. 30 Replies

Anyone from Whidbey Island?

Started by Tiffany51908 May 4, 2012. 0 Replies

Contact Info!

Started by meagan5220. Last reply by Jimbo Mar 11, 2012. 8 Replies

Care Packages

Started by Birdie. Last reply by Judi Jul 22, 2011. 27 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on August 12, 2022 at 3:49pm

Great article regarding Navy Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt:

1st Woman to command aircraft carrier recounts mission

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on August 11, 2022 at 6:41pm

Nice coverage on the return of the USS Lincoln:

Families Greet USS Lincoln

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on August 11, 2022 at 12:18pm

Welcome Home Sailors!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on January 3, 2022 at 2:33pm

The USS Lincoln made history today as it leaves on deployment with the first ever woman to lead a nuclear carrier in US Navy history. 

BZ to Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt.

Fair Winds and Following Seas!

Comment by Sherricat on November 29, 2019 at 4:43am

My sailor is on his way to the ship. What would you recommend as a must for him to bring that would not be obvious?

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on November 22, 2019 at 10:49am

Hello!  Heads at Ease received permission from the command and the Lincoln legal department to mail pillowcases to the ship.  We mail in "waves" and we have 2 completed so far, which is 1,607 pillowcases.  We will be mailing every week for the next 3-4 weeks.  If you would like to help with this, please contact me.  We need sewers, fabric, $ to buy fabric and $ for shipping.  I have attached some photos of the pcs already sent.  THANKS! 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 5, 2019 at 11:56am

Ok so right now the command for the Lincoln has put out a post that they do not want packages sent to the ship - I guess they are getting inundated with people wanting to help and they are concerned about getting a bunch of boxes that are just being randomly sent. They are trying to figure out a way that will best handle the situation.  Once that is confirmed I'll pass on the info. 

I think they were surprised at how many Navy moms/families would want to get involved!

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on November 4, 2019 at 3:19pm

Heads at Ease will be mailing pillowcases for everyone.  I know that Maryellen has already posted about it.  I am not sure that the address should be on here.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 4, 2019 at 2:28pm

The Lincoln's deployment has been extended again.  The information below is from the Ombudsman of the Bush

Hi all one of our sister ships is in need. They have been out to sea since April and haven’t had a port call in a very long time.....

 ⚓The USS Abraham Lincoln was scheduled to return home before Halloween. They have already been at sea for over 8 months and have been extended again until sometime spring 2020.

 As you can imagine, this news has been hard on the Sailors and they could use some love to get them through this seemingly never ending deployment. They are all feeling extremely down about spending Thanksgiving and Christmas at sea.

 Their families have put out an SOS to all they can reach, to help boost their morale and let them know that people from all over think about them and care, they are asking for care packages and/or holiday cards be sent to the ship.

 Do not feel obligated to participate, but if you are compelled, the suggested care package items are:

 Holiday decorations

Toiletries (for women too)

Beef jerky


Non-chocolate candy (chocolate rarely survives the shipping process) Games (cards, Uno, old school stuff) Used video games (they have a variety on consoles onboard) Used movies (DVD’s) Books Cards (especially from kids) Tuna packets Seeds (sunflower in shells and other) Girl Scout cookies Energy Bars Peanut Butter Fruit snacks Goldfish crackers Store bought snacks Stocking stuffer type small gifts All the other usual care package items....

 I recommend using flat rate boxes to reduce shipping costs or send something via Amazon Prime.

 Please send me a private message on here if you would like the address to send a package.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on May 6, 2019 at 11:46am


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