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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




Destroyer Moms (DDG)

Moms of Sailors serving on a destroyer

Members: 398
Latest Activity: May 17, 2020

Description and List of all Destroyers in the Navy

Destroyers - DDG    Crew: 278 (24 officers)


USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), Norfolk, VA  click here
USS BARRY (DDG 52), Norfolk, VA  click here
USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54), Yokosuka, Japan  click here
USS STOUT (DDG 55), Norfolk, VA
USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG 56), Yokosuka, Japan
USS MITSCHER (DDG 57), Norfolk, VA
USS LABOON (DDG 58), Norfolk, VA
USS RUSSELL (DDG 59), Pearl Harbor, HI

USS RAMAGE (DDG 61), Norfolk, VA click here
USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62), Yokosuka, Japan
USS STETHEM (DDG 63), Yokosuka, Japan click here
USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Mayport, FL
USS BENFOLD (DDG 65), San Diego, CA
USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), Norfolk, VA
USS COLE (DDG 67), Norfolk, VA cllick here
USS MILIUS (DDG 69), San Diego, CA

USS HOPPER (DDG 70), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS ROSS (DDG 71), Norfolk, VA
USS MAHAN (DDG 72), Norfolk, VA
USS DECATUR (DDG 73), San Diego, CA
USS McFAUL (DDG 74), Norfolk, VA
USS HIGGINS (DDG 76), San Diego, CA
USS O'KANE (DDG 77), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS PORTER (DDG 78), Norfolk, VA

USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80), Mayport, FL click here
USS LASSEN (DDG 82), Yokosuka, Japan
USS HOWARD (DDG 83), San Diego, CA
USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), Norfolk, VA
USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85), San Diego, CA
USS SHOUP (DDG 86), Everett, WA
USS MASON (DDG 87), Norfolk, VA
USS PREBLE (DDG 88), San Diego, CA
USS MUSTIN (DDG 89), Yokosuka, Japan

USS CHAFEE (DDG 90), Pearl Harbor, HI
USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91), San Diego, CA
USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), San Diego, CA
USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93), Pearl Harbor, HI click here
USS NITZE (DDG 94), Norfolk, VA
USS HALSEY (DDG 97), San Diego, CA
USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98), Norfolk, VA  click here
USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99), Mayport, FL

USS KIDD (DDG 100), San Diego, CA
USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101), San Diego, CA 
USS SAMPSON (DDG 102), San Diego, CA
USS TRUXTUN (DDG 103), Norfolk, VA
USS STERETT (DDG 104), San Diego, CA
USS DEWEY (DDG 105), San Diego, CA
USS STOCKDALE (DDG 106), San Diego, CA

USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000), San Diego, CA click here

OPSEC Points:
Don’t discuss current or future destinations/ ports of call/deployment bases.
Don’t discuss current or future operations or missions.
Don’t discuss current or future dates and times of exercises or missions.
Don’t discuss readiness issues and numbers.
Don’t discuss specific training equipment.
Don’t discuss people’s names and operations.
Don’t speculate about current or future operations.

Discussion Forum

New Destroyer - DDG1000

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by miss deb Aug 27, 2015. 1 Reply

Great Intro To Destroyers

Started by CryptoDad. Last reply by Mimi Aug 6, 2015. 3 Replies


Started by shermur (ship 12 div 121). Last reply by Ingrid Jul 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Carney FRG on September 17, 2019 at 12:58pm

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Comment by Bandmom on November 14, 2018 at 12:54pm

TxMom, Since your daughter is stationed in the U.S.  She should get a letter from her commanding officer saying that she is assigned to the William P. Lawrence.  Then when the ship leaves port she just needs to notify the phone company.  Which ever company that you  have, most will give a military suspension.  There is no charge for the suspension, and when she gets back she just picks up where she left off.  She should get the letter soon, so that when she leaves it will be in place.  Your phone company should have an e-mail address that she can send it to.

Remind her that if they are only going to be gone for a month, and she doesn't want to suspend her phone that she should leave it off.  Otherwise it may "ping" off a foreign countries tower and she may get a huge charge for overseas call.

Just food for thought. 

Comment by CindyN on November 14, 2018 at 10:32am

TxMom: Phone suspension is where the line/account can be cancelled or put on hold while stationed overseas or deployed. My sailor's phone is still on our family plan (AT&T) and he is now stationed in Japan. We suspended his line for the 2 years as he won't be using his US cell phone while there. I know Verizon has something similar and I am sure Sprint and others do too. AT&T actually calls it a "cancellation of the line and hold phone number" but it translates to suspending the line. When he returns to the US, we will reactive his line and he will have is US phone number back. Here is an AT&T webpage to give you an idea of the process.!/wireless/KM1045509

Comment by TxMom on November 14, 2018 at 10:10am

What is phone suspension, she is still on our plan

Comment by Bandmom on November 14, 2018 at 8:20am

Hello TxMom,  Welcome.  My sailor is on his first deployment.  They have been at sea since mid October.  They just received their first mail early this week.  Our sons fleet has been running silent because of an OPSEC breach.  We post nothing on Facebook about our sailor.  Remind your daughter to keep her facebook and other social media to the bare bones.  My sons ship is now limited to Official E-Mail.  that is it.  He has answered that but very sporadically.  We were lucky and did receive one phone call, but I know other moms that only got the e-mail.

The first month was very hard, I found other moms on this site that had sailors on the same ship.  It helped to lean on them.  Join your daughters destroyer group, it may not be active, but you may find other moms.  Go onto Facebook and join her ships page.  It is a great place to message questions.  They usually answer in a couple of hours.  Also make sure that you are signed up with her Ombudsman,  They will also keep you informed.  

More importantly make sure that your daughter has all of her paperwork in order, like phone suspension,  Our son thought he did, and now I have fighting with his phone company to get him the military suspension that he deserves.

Keep in touch, thank your daughter for her service.  Remember, when they are at sea, no news is good news.

Comment by TxMom on November 13, 2018 at 5:31pm

My daughter has not been deployed yet, of course she just arrived to her 1st duty station in Hawaii.  She is assigned to William P Lawrence and we just have no clue what to expect when she is deployed we are a nervous wreck but so excited for her to serve.  She has been in Hawaii for about a month and I have already sent 2 care packages.  She has asked for very similar things as mentioned in comments below. 

Comment by Bandmom on October 19, 2018 at 7:48am

Safe travels to all being deployed today.  May God be with them all.

Comment by Bandmom on September 10, 2018 at 1:41pm

Keeping all Sailors in Norfolk in my thoughts and prayers.  Evacuate safely please.

Comment by Ima on August 19, 2018 at 12:26am

Hi DDG Moms, 

It looks like my Sailor is going to be heading off to Spain!!!  are there any other DDG 78  (USS Porter) Moms out there??? I'd love to get some advice.

Thanks in advance!!!

Comment by Bandmom on August 8, 2018 at 10:52am

To all the moms with deployed sons.  One thing I have not seen mentioned for care packages is Jolly Ranchers.  When my son was in Drum Corp, Jolly Ranchers was as good as money.  Everytime we would send a package, or get to see him compete, we would take the largest bag of Jolly Ranchers that we could find.


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