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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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CARRIER Families!


CARRIER Families!

Any faimlies with sailors on carriers? My son is just going to report to the Nimitz... just thought it would be nice to get to know other parents whose sailors are on them and how much contact do you get?

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on October 7, 2020 at 1:24pm

I saw this in one of my facebook groups – “if you have Verizon as your phone carrier they have rolled out a program that automatically takes the Unknown and Potential Spam calls and sends them to your voicemail.  This has already been placed on your account.  You can call Verizon or use the My Verizon app to opt out of this services.  If you have the app you can go to Contact Us and choose We’ll Call You and put Other as reason and choose Call Me as soon as possible.” 

This is especially important if you have an SR in bootcamp or a sailor deployed.  You don’t want to miss any calls!

I don't know about other carriers but I can vouch for this happening with Verizon as I have Verizon.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 5, 2019 at 11:57am

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 3:13pm

Heads at Ease pillowcase project has committed to mailing a pillowcase to everyone by January!  If you want to be involved in that please let me know.  I am not sure the address should be put on here.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 4, 2019 at 3:04pm

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 Texas Sailor Mom on January 8, 2019 at 12:21pm

Hello all, my sailor is no longer on a carrier, he is now doing shore duty for his re-enlistment, therefore I will be leaving this group.  Thank you all for support and information.

Comment by Phoenixmom on August 17, 2018 at 12:21pm

Hi All got word that the USS Theodore may be making a Port shift in some years to come, Hello Washington!

Comment by Phoenixmom on August 3, 2018 at 2:18pm

NavyBrat thank You, he is doing very well, loves Coronado! No deployment until 2019. as he just returned in May.

Comment by NavyBrat on August 3, 2018 at 1:39pm

Glad to hear he's doing fine, Phoenixmom.

Comment by NavyBrat on August 3, 2018 at 1:36pm

They'll probably move families and their vehicles on board the carrier after returning to the original home port. They have to pick up everyone first including the staff stationed at the original port.

Comment by Phoenixmom on August 3, 2018 at 12:54pm

Jayne Hi didnt know what I was able to post but took a chance.  Happy for you! Navyhusband2018 I really dont know Navy is not saying when this will take place because of ship movement. I would think she would be able to find out info on all that since being there. Reach out to Anti M she is really good at all of that Anti M click on her name it will take you to her my page and leave her a message. Hope you get your answers answered.


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