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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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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: 161
Latest Activity: May 25, 2021

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 coley423 on May 25, 2021 at 8:59am

SaratogaMom-this page isn't really active.  Search for SanDiego Moms/SOs  Lots of great stuff!

Comment by SaratogaMom on May 8, 2021 at 8:29pm

My son recently arrived in San Diego.  He's on the Abraham Lincoln.  Any other AL moms?

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 15, 2021 at 11:27am

Hi Ladies, My Son has been stationed on Coronado Island for the Last 3 yrs. and He Loves it! The Barracks look like apts. 4 guys to a apt. kitchen living room washer/dryer in each really nice. He is On the Theodore right now but they will be moving Ports soon real soon! ShellyH when my Son left A school in GL he was flown as well to the Carrier as they were on deployment at the time. He said it was pretty scary for the first time but they get the hang of it after. if you ladies have any questions please feel free to ask.

Comment by coley423 on April 15, 2021 at 10:31am

Shellyh-I can't post the return date b/c of OPSEC.  I sent you a friend request!

Comment by shellyh on April 15, 2021 at 7:11am

coley423 - He is being flown to the ship today..he is so excited.  Do you know how long they will be gone?  He is an AD.  He has been in San Diego since March 2019 (his first duty station) and he loves it.  I was there last week visiting and I loved it.  He is so ready to start working...he was tied to the Bonhomme Richard which was in dry dock when he reported and then the ship caught fire and he and many sailors have been in limbo since July.  Hopefully he will like his new home...

Comment by coley423 on April 14, 2021 at 1:11pm

Shellyh-I just now am seeing your post!  That's awesome!  What is his rate?  Mine is an OS.  So far he loves it.  Every time he Face Times me the skies are so beautiful!  I went 5 years ago and loved it.  I told him I'm moving out there lol.  He said no...

Comment by shellyh on April 1, 2021 at 11:17am

Good morning coley423,

My son is also reporting to the Essex on April 15. They are currently out to sea for training. I am in San Diego as I type visiting my son. I live in Florida, if you get a chance come back to San Diego it is beautiful!

Maybe we can get this group back to communicating!

Comment by coley423 on April 1, 2021 at 7:43am

Good morning!  

Kristel2400-looks like this is not really an active group.  My son just reported to the Essex on Tuesday.  I'm in VA so I don't know anything about San Diego-I visited there 4 years ago but not very long!

Comment by Kristel2400 on March 28, 2021 at 8:33pm

Hey all! Is anyone active in this group? My son is currently deployed on the USS RUSSELL & would love to keep in touch with another with their child on the same ship. It seems there’s really no way of knowing where they are or when they’ll be back.  Thankfully Ive seen 2 stories in the news with their location but that’s it. Anyway - please reach out if you’re out there :)

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!


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