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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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USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) The Big Z!


USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) The Big Z!

For families and friends of the Navy's newest and most advanced ship - welcome!

Location: San Diego, CA
Members: 4
Latest Activity: Mar 30, 2017

The ship and her legacy

With state-of-the-art technology, an arsenal of advanced weapons, super-stealth capabilities and a ground-breaking design, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is the lead ship of the most advanced destroyer class in the world.  At 610 feet long and 80 feet wide, the Zumwalt is about 100 feet longer and 20 feet wider than ships in the Navy's current fleet of Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.  More infomation at The ship

The ship is named for Elmo "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., the Navy's youngest Chief of Naval Operations and one of the most influential Sailors of the 20th Century. He radically changed the face of the Navy as both a surface warrior and a social reformer.  Read more at The legacy  

Watch USS Zumwalt in action!  

Zumwalt at Sea, courtesy General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (Enhanced) from Marcy Scott on Vimeo.


Discussion Forum

Navy Operations Security (OPSEC)

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Dec 7, 2016. 0 Replies

OPSEC GUIDELINES✓ Donʼt discuss future destinations or ports of call.✓ Donʼt discuss future operations, exercises or missions.✓ Donʼt discuss dates and times of when we will be in port or conducting…Continue

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Comment by Noni on March 30, 2017 at 10:51am
Well I got a drive by of it yesterday. How I really wanted a close up. Like walk the pier close up. You know the saying loose lips sink ship. Well that ship will never sink with the daughter on it. Lol! That's why her security clearance is so high.
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 30, 2017 at 10:14am

I can only imagine how proud you are of her!  It's especially significant given Admiral Zumwalt's legacy of initiatives known as "Z-grams" when he was Chief of Naval Operations.  One that became a milestone for equality in the Navy is Z-116: "Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women in the Navy." 

Your daughter is very special indeed for being selected for the Big Z!

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on March 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

Welcome Noni!  

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 23, 2016 at 12:24pm

From US Naval Institute News:  Interview: Capt. James Kirk and USS Zumwalt

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 22, 2016 at 1:17am

The Change of Command ceremony took place in San Diego on Tuesday.  Very impressive, and the remarks were inspiring and from the heart  :)  USS Zumwalt Holds Change of Command Ceremony (from   

Comment by Pat L. in IL on December 7, 2016 at 11:27pm

That is one cool looking ship!!

Comment by mikes mom on December 7, 2016 at 4:45pm
Thank you for the invite

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