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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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Johnna,Lynettes Mom

Southern Oregon and Northern California


Southern Oregon and Northern California

Inviting all Navy Moms and Dads from Southern Oregon and Northern California to join this group and share stories and experiences

Members: 11
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2018

Discussion Forum

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Mar 13, 2011. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Southern Oregon and Northern California to add comments!

Comment by Judy on December 3, 2016 at 1:18am

Posting so I won't be deleted.

Comment by Odi_Ship09_Div140 on March 4, 2013 at 12:20am

Meeting Tues at 11am at Wild River Pizza in Grants Pass

Comment by Odi_Ship09_Div140 on March 3, 2013 at 12:52pm

Anyone interested, my new friend (Calbrans) wants to meet Tuesday in Grants Pass for lunch. I am easy to find - I have a black labradoodle service dog with me (Odi). Where to meet Calbrans...time....unless it does not work for you can we do 11am at Wild River Pizza?

Comment by Odi_Ship09_Div140 on January 5, 2013 at 12:48am

Grace Rae - add me as a friend or whatever to send me a private message

Comment by GraceRae<3 on January 4, 2013 at 2:46pm

Hey ladies.. is there anyone thats close to i-5 or 99 in cali or oregon? Im moving from washington to southern california and im driving alone with my 4 year old and 5 month old and just wanted to try to connect with some moms along the way in case of emergencies thank you so much!! message me if you can help

Comment by Odi_Ship09_Div140 on January 2, 2013 at 5:25pm

On the Oregon/Washington Mom's we have discussed a get together in Grant's Pass. Any suggestions on when or where? I would much prefer lunchtime if that works for others...

Comment by JoMomma on September 16, 2012 at 12:04pm

From JoMomma's hubby, Ed. Looks like we are starting to make some headway on the Southern Oregon group, my older sister who retired as a Commander in the Navy will be leaving Grants Pass for northern Washington in a couple of weeks. She has been living in the Merlin for about 8 years.

Comment by Odi_Ship09_Div140 on September 15, 2012 at 10:22pm

Message me if you want - I am just outside of Grants Pass - I bet there are many more of us Navy Moms local

Comment by JoMomma on September 14, 2012 at 11:54pm

Wow, this group looks really dated. We need to get it going again. Our son is from Eugene, home of the Fighting Ducks, which is pretty darn close to being in Southern Oregon.

Comment by Odi_Ship09_Div140 on June 7, 2011 at 12:11am
Are any Grants Pass Moms going to Corvalis for the "packing party" - boxes for overseas?

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