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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 Arleigh Burke Norfolk Va


USS Arleigh Burke Norfolk Va

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Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2018

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Comment by Reilly.Wife DDG51 on November 30, 2013 at 3:31pm
I tried looking it up. Could you send the link?
Comment by scrappingmomma on August 10, 2013 at 6:50am

hi so I found out what DIV and ship number my son is on but what do I do with that from here? I lso foud out that this is the name of the sip he is on....Arleigh Burke..I also just got his box yesterday in the mail but I feel sorta lost on some of this! Thanks for any help!!

Comment by rorysmom(Ship13Div244) on February 12, 2013 at 10:27pm

Hi MN...hope all is well with you. Well, not sure it happens often but they needed 1 more of his rate (6 yr CTT) and there were only 2 available in the division. He has been loaned to the USS Barry. He says could be 60 days but contract is for 90 but due to all budget cuts coming up it could go longer as the Navy may not spend the money to send someone else over. Yes, they are on their way to the Mediterannean again....He received 1 weeks notice. His wife seems to be doing well with all of this!

Comment by MNnavymom on February 12, 2013 at 10:09pm


Wow, does this happen often? Back to where they were deployed last yr?

Best of luck to you, your sailor and your family! We are here for you!

Comment by rorysmom(Ship13Div244) on February 12, 2013 at 9:17pm

Well...what a crazy life! Our sailor has been "loaned" out to another destroyer and deployed Monday!!!! What a shock for everyone!!!!

Comment by MNnavymom on August 4, 2012 at 7:12pm
We had a great time in Virginia for our first welcome home celebration! It was great seeing our son, touring the Arleigh Burke and seeing all of the sights of Virginia Beach.
Comment by rorysmom(Ship13Div244) on May 25, 2012 at 8:46pm

Son advanced today! CTT2! Am on my way to Norfolk tomorrow to see his wife...thought she might need some company for the 2nd part of the deployment!

Comment by arknavymom on April 20, 2012 at 10:47pm

Got an email from my son on the Burke, they should be in port in the next few days, couldn't say when or where.  They are doing well.  He says the ship is a very important part of the mission they are now on. 

Comment by RR20 on April 12, 2012 at 2:33pm

COOL!  thanks rorysmom...Anything would be great.  my e-mail address is  Can you forward me the Newsletters.  They told me I was added to the list and I have not received anything yet.  Thanks!

Comment by RR20 on April 12, 2012 at 9:08am

hey rorysmom!  did our ship handle pirate issues in the Sea of Aden?  Have you heard from your son lately?


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