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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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USS Reuben-James families


USS Reuben-James families

Am looking to chat with family members of sailors on the USS Reuben-James out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Location: Oregon, Ohio
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2018

Our first trip to Hawaii to see the Reuben-James return after 6 months asea this past February 2008. Awesome is an understatement - Goosebumps, lumps in our throats and misty watery eyes best describes the feelings of seeing these fine young men return home to their loved ones.

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Comment by lemonelephant on April 14, 2015 at 1:49am

Many of you who are joining this group have a recruit in a 900 Division. The USS Reuben-James was decommissioned 18 July 2013. This group was for those who actually had a Sailor on that Naval vessel, not the “ship” (barracks) at the RTC. The Page, 800 and 900 Divisions, within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will be of interest to you since you have a recruit in a performing division.

Comment by Sunshinesmom on April 12, 2015 at 1:14pm

My SR is in Div 927 with PIR date of May 15, 2015.  Hi, everyone!

Comment by Mom ship2 div924 on March 25, 2014 at 11:01pm

Looking for other moms of div 924 PIR 4/25

Comment by d o on August 19, 2013 at 7:39pm

SD was my sailor's favorite base to date.  Good luck to you and your sailor!

Comment by dbekman on August 19, 2013 at 2:43pm

Very happy that he's in SD!!! It's a 10 hr drive or I can take a puddle jumper from about an hr away so a lot easier to visit. 

Comment by d o on August 19, 2013 at 12:17pm

Do you like the idea that he is back on the main land?  SD is another great place to visit.

Comment by dbekman on August 17, 2013 at 7:51pm

My son was transfered to the Makin Island in San Diego

Comment by d o on August 16, 2013 at 3:15pm

Where will she be stationed since the decommissioning?

Comment by Charlie Brown on August 16, 2013 at 2:10pm
My daughter is on this ship
Comment by dbekman on July 2, 2013 at 8:26pm

I try to keep in touch with him, but he's been busy and not communicating very much, that is probably the hardest thing about him being so far away from home.....


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