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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."

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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San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego


San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego

San Diego Moms looking to support each other and San Diego Sailors we can support while away from home.

Members: 160
Latest Activity: Sep 6

Discussion Forum


Started by Dianemw. Last reply by Oleander Sep 30, 2018. 4 Replies

Hi! I would really like to see my son off for deployment and of course welcome the ship back when the time comes. Does anyone know how that works? Are we able to get on base for those events?Continue

Where to stay in San Diego

Started by Elle. Last reply by Phoenixmom Jul 27, 2018. 5 Replies

My name is Elle. My son is aboard the USS Essex. When I go to California where should I book a room that wii be in close proximity to the ship? Continue

Road trip

Started by Mary m&m 1405ProtoBS. Last reply by Mary m&m 1405ProtoBS Nov 3, 2016. 8 Replies

Hi everyone.. My name is Marym&m...My son is headed to the San Diego...he is a nuclear power was suggested that I join this site ... I'm so glad to be here...I look…Continue


Started by Christy. Last reply by Noni Jan 26, 2016. 4 Replies

Does anybody know any good places to live in sandiego??

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Comment by mk959801 on June 12, 2020 at 7:03am

Good Morning!  My son will be headed to SD next week and mentioned that he has to quarantine for 14 days after he arrives.  Does anyone have a Sailor who recently went through this?  Can you please share any insight?  

Is there separate quarters for this?  What do they do while in quarantine?  How do they get meals?  Can they go outside for running, working out, etc?

Thanks, and have a nice weekend!

Comment by Phoenixmom on May 2, 2020 at 3:54pm

If 6oy need more info you can pm and I can share info that I had with my son.

Comment by Phoenixmom on May 2, 2020 at 3:54pm

Hi mk95980 my son got stationed on Coronado island after A school GL. HE WILL HAVE A SPONSOR before he leaves A school. That sponsor will give him all instructions. If he has alot of personal things he may not be able to take it all. My son gave his dishes, tv to 5he others and asked to pass it forward. Totally up to him. Good luck to your son

Comment by mk959801 on May 2, 2020 at 12:11pm

Hi Moms,

My son just got orders to San Diego after he finishes A school at GL.  Anyone have any insight on what to expect there - now as well as during "normal" times?  What's life like for an E3 there? He'll arrive there mid-summer.

Thanks and have a lovely weekend!

Comment by Phoenixmom on January 23, 2020 at 11:21am

Welcome Sunrise, so Glad your Son is on Coronado it is a very nice base. The Barracks look like apts. 4 guys to a room two bedroom kitchen small living room. He will Love it! My Son just moved out of his Barracks and moved on to the carrier as they went out to Sea. Best wishes to your Sailor!

Comment by Sunrise on January 23, 2020 at 11:06am

hi SD moms - son is enjoying navy life in SD, Coronado.  Nice to find a group of Moms with SD in common.  Go Navy!

Comment by Oleander on November 16, 2019 at 9:48am

Hi Phoenixmom! Good to be here : )  Hope all is well

Comment by Phoenixmom on November 15, 2019 at 2:27pm

From my understanding the 'Big Stick' will be heading to WA end of next year, changing ports. So new ships coming to SD.

Comment by Phoenixmom on November 15, 2019 at 2:24pm

Hi Oleandar so good to see you post!

Hi Ladies my Son is on Coronado island and is on the USS THEODORE CARRIER. Has. Been there for 2 yrs. He loves it! When they are on ship they will sign for housing before porting, but he still may have to sleep on carrier until barracks are available. At least that is what my son had to do. The Barracks look like an apartment complex, 4 to a room. Has small living room kitchen and 2 bedrooms, 2 to a room. I have a picture on my page if what they look like. Really nice base. My son usually takes Uber/lyft to get around or with friends who have cars. There is a place called liberty station where they like to go, and many malls and restaurants. 

Comment by Oleander on November 15, 2019 at 12:07pm

My daughter has been in SD for almost 5 years, assigned to a ship. It is true that it can take some time before barracks are available. A couple of years ago she ranked up and now receives a stipend to live off base in her own apartment. She lives on ship for 24 hours when she has duty, and of course while the ship is underway for training. She's enjoyed life in San Diego, it's a great town with lots to offer! 


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