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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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Japan Moms Discussions (86)

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New to this group. My son transfers to Okinawa In July for 2 years. He is a Navy Medical Dr..Not sure what base yet. Hoping to get to go ov…

Started by Wendy

4 Sep 3, 2022
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Cell Phone in Sasebo

I have read previous comments regarding this topic on this group but they were from back in 2018. Is the best way to go for cell phone usag…

Started by Aggiemom2020

3 Dec 29, 2021
Reply by CindyN

Getting a cat to Yokusaka

My daughter’s family landed in Japan last month. Due to a date change for the move, their cat’s paperwork wasn’t ready in time to go with t…

Started by mmgsc100

1 Dec 29, 2021
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Birthday cake

Does anyone know a place that will deliver birthday cake and balloons in Sasebo? Sorry for the last minute question but today is my son's b…

Started by NukeMom_09Nov

0 Nov 8, 2020

Going to Japan

Info, recommendation or suggestion on the Yoksuka area in Japan

Started by PhillyMom

4 Mar 22, 2020
Reply by charlijo


Good afternoon!  I am expecting orders to Sasebo soon and was wondering if anyone knew what I have to do in order to work (paperwork wise),…

Started by biancap

1 Nov 27, 2018
Reply by Anti M

Command sponsorship

Hi there, First off I apologize if I’m not posting in the right group, but I’m hoping someone had any info on this. Back in August, I submi…

Started by biancap

6 Oct 17, 2018
Reply by biancap

Phones while on leave

My son is stationed in Sasebo.  He has a Softbank phone.  We put his AT&T phone on military hold while he is overseas.  He will be comi…

Started by Momof2

6 Sep 16, 2018
Reply by debbiemcg

When you don't have a passport

My son is headed to Sasebo tomorrow. He can't check in online without a passport. He has his military ID and his orders. United told him th…

Started by Stillmybaby

2 Aug 23, 2018
Reply by Stillmybaby

Most cost affective international calling

I’m reading through these posts about international calling and which phones/plans have worked/are wokinq for the Sailors stationed in Japa…

Started by Stillmybaby

5 Aug 19, 2018
Reply by ProudMom


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