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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 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.

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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Destroyer Moms (DDG) Discussions (18)

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New Destroyer - DDG1000

Our son is reporting to his new command this week in Maine. The Zumwalt is bing built in Bath, Maine.

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

1 Aug 27, 2015
Reply by miss deb

Great Intro To Destroyers

Started by CryptoDad

3 Aug 6, 2015
Reply by Mimi


Navygirl called this morning to tell me it will be a while and she couldn't tell me she loved me enough....going to miss the communication…

Started by shermur (ship 12 div 121)

3 Jul 8, 2014

DDG Porter

My son is on the Destroyer Porter.  Any news about them?  

Started by alaska

2 Aug 12, 2012

Another commissioning...USS Stockdale DDG -106

USS Stockdale Commissioned in Port Hueneme Story Number: NNS090422-16 Release Date: 4/22/2009 12:09:00 PM By Jeana Diacono, Naval Base Ve…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

4 Feb 25, 2012
Reply by Annie

Happy New year to all N4M's

My sailor is at the end of C school in san diego, ca .. He is a FC and on the USS Preble. He will be graduating and I need some good mom id…

Started by Renie ship12 Div33

0 Jan 6, 2012

Our new DDG in 2010

 CommissioningsNavy Commissions Destroyer Gravely USS Jason Dunham Commissionedhttp://…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

0 Jan 2, 2011

USS Wayne E. Meyer DDG -108

From Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destr…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

12 Dec 6, 2010
Reply by kzimm

The NEW Arleigh Burkes...

YourNavy New Burkes add muscle, not bulk Same size crew will see more automation, latest technologyBy Philip Ewing…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

1 Jul 13, 2010

So you have a "Tin Can" Sailor?!!!

Now that we know our son will be receiving orders for a Destroyer/DDG - I had to do some research and I did not realize they are referred t…

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick

12 Jun 24, 2010


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