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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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Corpsmen in Okinawa


Corpsmen in Okinawa

For all Moms who have Corpsmen sons and/or daughters in Okinawa, Japan

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Mar 14, 2022

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Comment by mtmama on March 14, 2022 at 11:53pm

Hi- New to this group- just wondering how everyone else is doing?

Not being able to see my Corpsman daughter in 1 1/2 years (COVID) is really putting a strain on me.  Anyone have any information on Japan's opening status or when travel restrictions for our sailors will be lifted?  I am hoping soon- I can't wait to go visit! 

Thank you :) 

Comment by SunnyDaze on November 19, 2020 at 9:45am

Good morning!  It’s been a long time since anyone has added a comment.  My son has been in Okinawa for a few months.  Everything is different now with Covid.  I would love to know of anyone’s recent travel experiences if anyone has been permitted to go.  I would also love to know of any care package restrictions.  Additionally, I would appreciate  any ideas of useful items I could send.  Thank you!

Comment by Kim on October 29, 2019 at 6:13pm
Hi all! We will be leaving for Japan this Saturday to see our daughter in Okinawa. Thanks for sharing travel tips!
Comment by Kim on September 15, 2019 at 4:00pm
Any ideas for travel to Okinawa? Places to go or stay?
Comment by belliesmum on January 26, 2018 at 4:55pm

Hello! My daughter will soon leave too Okinawa. We are both excited about this new adventure. Doesn't look like this group is too active but, I am hoping to get some insight on travel, mailing packages and anything that will help ease my sailor into her new command.

Comment by AileenG on January 23, 2018 at 11:52pm

Hi, I'm new son left to Okinawa in Sept. 2017, and I still have not heard from him.  I know he told me I wouldn't for awhile and I'm aware that he has never been a fan of writing letters or calling for that matter, but I really want to mail him a care package but I don' have the address. Any thoughts on how I can get it? His 21st Birthday just passed and OMG it hit me hard that I couldn't sing to him or hug and kiss him...Any input would greatly be appreciated...thanks, Proud Navy Mom

Comment by JDawn on April 19, 2017 at 10:46am

Hi, I'm new to this group. my son has been in Okinawa since January 2017 and has started working at a clinic giving immunizations. He is tough to get any information out of. Do any of you have kids there that have given you any details? I'm just trying to get a picture of what his life is like there. It's hard not being able to imagine what it is like.

Comment by NHBBALL MOM on March 4, 2016 at 12:22pm

Morning moms, my son has been state side in Bethesda MD since he enlisted and he got orders for Okinawa a couple of weeks ago. I read through some of your post so I have an idea as to items to get ahead of time to send him. Where he is currently stationed they are 2 two a room and it is literally the size of a cubicle with little storage do any of you have an idea as to the size of the room, I am trying to figure out bed sizes, if there is storage etc  to start my shopping list.  

Comment by Trish from Texas on December 15, 2015 at 9:37am
Hi Kathy! According to our son (who loves his sleep) the linens they issue aren't that great, so we sent a jersey knit set in our first care package along with a memory foam pillow. When he leaves Okinawa, he can just give it to someone else rather than shipping it. Other than that, we send non-perishable food items like salsa, bbq sauces, trail mix, and specialty popcorn they don't carry at the exchange. We also send books (to read on deployments) and we sent a small decorated Christmas tree his first year there since we didn't know if he would be able to visit.
Comment by Kathy on December 15, 2015 at 6:14am

Good Morning. My Corpsman Son just arrived in Okinawa. Any suggestions on what to send in a care package? Thanks


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