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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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Parents whose Sailors are stationed at FT. Meade


Parents whose Sailors are stationed at FT. Meade

Site for parents who might have sailors stationed on Ft. Meade

Members: 60
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2020

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Comment by LAURA LEE on January 17, 2013 at 6:21pm

Hi Parents:

I am from Wisconsin and my son has been at Ft Meade since September.  I would like to visit him in the spring for a couple of weeks.  Any suggestions where I could find a rooming house or cheep bed and breakfast to stay at.  Being that I would like to stay a couple of weeks, hotel nightly prices are way to much.

Thanks in advance for any help.   Laura Lee




Comment by G-Mom on December 22, 2012 at 11:32am
My son was there for 8 months and we had no issues.
Comment by CTmomof3 on December 22, 2012 at 10:16am

This site seems inactive but I'll ask anyway. Has anyone sailors had issues of not receiving pkgs or any priority mailings?  I'm talking about stuff getting "lost" so to speak.

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on October 3, 2012 at 8:51am

Thank you, clockard, just let me know.  

Comment by Betsy, mom of Stennis sailor on October 2, 2012 at 9:51am

Good Morning Everyone.  I haven't been on here for awhile, but I'm Betsy.  I joined your group because I live in Maryland, about 45 minutes from Ft. Meade.  My son is stationed in Bremerton, WA and currently deployed for 8 months. My husband and I would like to open up our home to a couple of sailors who may not be able to get home to their families for Thanksgiving this year.  Since we will have other family joining us, we would only have room for 3 or 4, but I will be making a big dinner.  My brother is a Navy veteran, we have a future son in law who just got out of the Navy in August, after his 6 years as an ET on a sub in Hawaii and our youngest son is a CTT on the Stennis carrier, which is on it's way to the middle east.  Please let you sailors know that if they would like to join a Navy family for dinner, we would be honored to have them.  You can pm me if you think your sailor would like to share our Thanksgiving with us.   If there is an issue with transportation from Ft. Meade to our home in Carroll County, we could work that out on our end for sure.          

Comment by Jodie Lyn on August 16, 2012 at 11:27pm

hi everyone My Daughter is going to be stationed at FT Mead starting sept 7th she just finished up at cory shes a CTR. it will be nice to talk to people who understand .

Comment by HisKirei on August 4, 2012 at 12:29pm

My husband is actually the sailor going to Ft Meade, he has been assigned sub duty. Does anyone know how our living situation will be? We've heard that its a possibility we will live in MD and he will just go to the different bases on deployment, but the HUB as it were, would be Meade... is this true, or will we be moved to a different base, after C and F schools..? Any light anyone can shed on the subject would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks everyone! :)

Comment by Kerry on April 16, 2012 at 11:47am

Anyone going to MC A school graduation coming up?

Comment by G-Mom on April 12, 2012 at 6:38pm

Well..I just looked "up" and sawHotel Recommendations lived as a Discussion Forum...Duh!

I will give it a once over.

Any other ideas or info or "heads-up" will be appreciated!

Comment by G-Mom on April 12, 2012 at 6:26pm

Hi All.

My son is currently at MC School and we are going to visit over Memorial weekend (hopefully!) 

I would love to hear any thoughts/suggestions on hotels near the Ft. Meade area since we want to maximize our time with him.

We will be flying in and renting a car.

Our Sailor loves the area and is quite happy with his living arrangements. Plenty of room.  Bigger than his college dorm!


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