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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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Sailors on USS Curtis Wilbur.


Sailors on USS Curtis Wilbur.

For anyone with a sailor on the USS Curtis Wilbur.

Members: 29
Latest Activity: Jan 16, 2019

Discussion Forum

Airfare help

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Comment by Tere on January 4, 2017 at 1:28pm

Hello everyone. My son just reported to CW and i wanted to know the correct FPO address for care packages. I seem to be confused on this. I am getting conflicting info.  Please send me a private message or email if you would be so kind. Hoping we can support our sailors and each other. Thanks

Comment by JoAnn on June 15, 2016 at 2:10pm

Hello everyone, I wanted to know if anyone can tell me where I can get address for ship to send my son some clothing items that he requested. He said he would text me before he they left but he never did.

Comment by Dawn L. on May 29, 2016 at 10:39pm
Hello ladies. I have joined this group because my son's girlfriend is on this ship. This is her first deployment. My son is also a sailor and was on deployment in 2011- 2012. So it's been awhile since we've dealt with it. My son is having a hard time but he's got a good support team. He's never dealt with it from this end. His girlfriend has a little boy who is almost 2 years old. Thanks for welcoming me to your group.
Comment by JoAnn on May 11, 2016 at 6:39pm
Hello Renee, I did have a nice mother's day just missing my son. How waa your Mother's Day? So have you heard from your son. I last heard from my son last Thursday. Not sure how all this works when the are on a deployment.
Comment by Renee S. on May 9, 2016 at 8:47am
Hi Joann, hope you had a nice Mothers Day!
I definitely relate with how you're feeling! I'm used to talking to him everyday,.we are really close and miss him! He seemed excited the last time we spoke and sent me a few pictures that morning, which always seems to help me feel when he sends me pictures lol ..but, since he's been there he seems happy and sounds positive.
You're son didn't get much time to explore the base and the area, so hopefully they gave him a nice welcome!
Hopefully we hear from them very soon!
Comment by JoAnn on May 2, 2016 at 10:43pm
Hello Renee it feels good to hear that your son is happy & enjoying it. I really hope they are able to come home for the holidays. How are you coping cause I am having a hard time because am used to talking to him an a every day basis. I know I will have to get used to it but just hard right now. Thanks for the comment I really needed to hear something positive.
Comment by Renee S. on May 2, 2016 at 8:55am
Hi Joann, my son has been in Yokosuka for just about 3wks now and he is also on the CW. He is happy & really enjoying it there..he has mentioned that they should be back in Yokosuka before the holidays and that he should be able to come home for 2wks.
Of course, nothing is for sure..but it does sound possible!
Comment by JoAnn on May 1, 2016 at 11:07am
Hello everyone, my son just arrived on the CW and Japan yesterday and just found out he is going on a 10 month deployment. Does anyone know if he will be able to come home once they get back?
Comment by ManCubMama on January 27, 2016 at 3:00pm

Frustrated with the "no contact" from my sailor on the CW! Can't plan a trip without knowing a few details! Anyone know approx. when they are heading back to Yokosuka?

Comment by JAS65 on February 5, 2015 at 4:47pm

Hi everyone, just joined this page.  My son is new to CW and Japan, still in the adjusting process, any words of encouragement? 


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