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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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USS Cole

This is a group for loved ones who have sailors aboard the USS Cole. Any help or comments are welcome. Please be aware of OPSEC though.

Members: 3
Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2017

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Comment by Concernedad on October 4, 2017 at 12:57pm

BTW, my son swears the Cole is haunted. Said he heard things late at night that he couldn't explain. Just a little side note.

Comment by Concernedad on September 27, 2017 at 12:00pm

OK, if I have done this right, both Shirly and kjs are now administrators. Good luck. 

Comment by Concernedad on September 27, 2017 at 11:56am

kjs.....I would say if there is one base where a vehicle is necessary it is Norfolk. 

BTW, my son is officially out of the Navy and I'd love to turn this board over to someone else, if you would like it.

Comment by kjsdaughter on September 18, 2017 at 10:49am
Good morning. My daughter will be transferred from the uss Ronald Reagan to the Uss Cole in January trying to help her find out information before she arrives. She is currently deployed. She will attend school first and then come aboard the ship trying to find out about housing and barracks for her and also transportation she could not have a vehicle in Japan and trying to find out the logistics for her if a vehicle is necessary?
Comment by Concernedad on April 7, 2017 at 10:41am

I don't know how involved the Cole was with yesterday's bombings in Syria, but I certainly hope all on board are safe.

Comment by Concernedad on January 31, 2017 at 1:44pm

My son is on his last deployment, but first one on the Cole. He had been stationed on a minesweeper for the last few years, where they would fly back and forth to base, so this is his first time crossing the ocean by sea. 

So, I can answer some Navy questions, but few about life on a Destroyer.

Comment by Shirlynrdh on January 26, 2017 at 6:51am
So happy to meet another Cole parent!!! My Sailor is unspecified, he went in on an open contract. Actually, he's barely out of BC! PIR was only 11/4 and A School was only 10 days in Great Lakes so this has all been a whirlwind for me!! What about your sailor? Have they been deployed before?
Comment by Concernedad on January 23, 2017 at 11:56am

Comment by Concernedad on January 23, 2017 at 11:51am

Geez, was starting to feel like my son was alone on this ship. 

What does your sailor do?

Comment by Shirlynrdh on January 18, 2017 at 3:31pm

USS Cole Mom here! First deployment for us!


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