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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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Japan Moms

For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

Members: 682
Latest Activity: on Friday

Discussion Forum

Birthday cake

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Going to Japan

Started by PhillyMom. Last reply by charlijo Mar 22, 2020. 4 Replies


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Comment by T-Lynn on Friday


Yes, MaggieMay always a Pan Mom!   Hope he is enjoying his time in Japan again.  and yes, one gets spoiled when they are home.  Mine is back in the states and that is a comfort. 

Hi Kim - that picture of the three of them has to be awesome!!!!  Sending positive healing thoughts to her.  please keep us posted on how all of you are doing. 

I no longer have a taste for lobster, I got sick on lobster New Year Eves.  New Years Day I was sick!.   then the last weekend, I  somehow pulled my back muscles.  So bad that my daughter in law had to help me in and out of bed.  Plus, luckily I still had some pills that had from a prior back injury. One for muscles and the other pain.  PAIN I was in.  But after the no pain pill, mu daughter in law told me I said: " Sorry for being a pain in the ass." Looks like the pill was working!

Today has been my first day of no pain and I could pick up Emma again.  Now if I could just figure out what I did to cause the injury.

Hey - need to get along.  Wish all a good weekend.   hugs all

Comment by MaggieMay on January 10, 2021 at 4:44pm

Happy Sunday Ladies!  
I haven’t been on Navy4Moms in a long long time but my son is back in Japan now and I thought I’d stop in and say hello. Hey once a ‘Pan mom always a ‘Pan mom right?  He’s in Atsugi right now but once he gets done with quarantine he’ll head to Sasebo. He’s thrilled to be back in Japan and ready to get back out to sea.  I’ve got to get use to the time difference between us and of course the lack of communications again. I got spoiled having him in the states for a few years!

Blessings to you all!!!

Comment by Kim on January 9, 2021 at 8:40pm

Happy New Year everyone.  I loved all the pictures.

TLynn, I am sad to hear the passing of a Pan mom. 

My daughter in law had her 2nd chemo treatment this week.  They shared a video today of him buzzing her hair.  It was a family experience with my 6 year old grandson.  They were laughing and giggling the whole time.  He did all of their hair and posted a picture of all 3 of them with a military hair cut.  They match!

Comment by T-Lynn on January 9, 2021 at 10:45am

Hi All,

The Year 2021 is still being a bumpy ride fro me. There was a funny placed on fb, it simply stated: I had my first 7 day free trail of 2021 and I would like to return it.  Something like that.

Also, with a heavy heart I want to share about the lost of a dear Navy Mom.  She was a Pam Mom for w while too.

Tracey Davis passed away on October 30, 2020 of natural cases. ( No Covid)  I received a Christmas card from her hubby last night.  In it he shared about her lost.  I had not seen her on on fb for a while, but I knew she had alot of Blue Star Moms event and the holidays coming, I just didn't realize or feel her going.

She was a beautiful lady and nothing stopped her joy.

Maybe that was the beautiful Red Cardinal I saw yesterday morning. Her saying she is ok.

Sorry, to place a sad note, but I wanted you all to know.

Do wish you to have a good weekend  hugs

Comment by T-Lynn on December 30, 2020 at 9:40pm

HI All.

Hoping your Christmas was Merry and full of Love.

Sorry, been a bit busy here. And by the time I could get down to my area - I was all pooped out .

Chris thanks for all the sharing. there has to be a point in the message that help each of us. that was a lot to share, but good of your heart. hugs

Blondie !!! Love the tree for the birds. And perfect, place too.

Is that Conor?  If so - how tall he is. And all those curls !!!!!!  Storm is beautiful.

AS I stated - BUSY here. The usual things and then the NOT so usual things. Like when I ran away to get down in my area to gossip with you all. Haha on me.

Tonight - son fixed dinner. Very nice of him and as he was doing the finishing touches - he ran downstairs with grandson' comforter to wash. So as I was setting the table - he ran down to laundry room - just underneath the  kitchen.  We could hear: "OH NO - what happened? (&*^%&&$^&()*)( !!!!!!!" son comes back up to eat and shared - hat there is so much soap in the washer - it will take another washing to get it out.  Ok - no big deal.  I get to come down and gossip and the guys clean up kitchen. then Son comes back down with Emma after her bath and to switch the loads.   He is just standing there looking. By now Riker is down here too. So I go in to look - SO MUCH SOAP !!!!!! So much -  I can't find that comforter. AS I go to get the vinegar to cut the soap, I hear son saying to Riker: "Do not touch it"  ok - everyone guessing what happened?  Everyone getting a visual? And no I did not run to get my cell phone to video. But I did pick up Emma.  So now, laundry room all clean - and washer going again. Honest, I do not believe just two more washings will do it. And can't blame that Laundry Fairy - this is all my son!

So it appears 2020 is going to still be something leaving! 

Have you all seen that commercial - where the Devil is looking for his Match?  Well, commercial says it all!

Sorry, I forgot a toast of Christmas. But I did think of all you.

So if you have time this New Year Day - lets think of each other - send out a hug.

And I know we all wish each other:

 A Brighter - Happier - Healthier - and a so much

BETTER - New Year. 

Hugs Pan Moms.

Comment by Blondie on December 25, 2020 at 12:54pm

61/2 foot tree, put in umbrella hole of table because the wind kept blowing it down. Nature tree, feeding our wildlife. 

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Comment by Blondie on December 25, 2020 at 12:43pm

Merry Christmas! 5 new inches of fresh snow last night. Perfect Christmas Eve.  17 degrees and 7 windchill. Snow blowing, shoveling and sweeping ourselves out while Tahlia runs and plays with the dogs. Busy morning here.


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