This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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 Bainbridge- Norfolk


USS Bainbridge- Norfolk

Friends and family of sailors on the USS Bainbridge out of Norfolk, Virginia.

Members: 24
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2021

Discussion Forum

new from the USS Donald Cook

Started by Tricia Oct 10, 2012. 0 Replies

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You need to be a member of USS Bainbridge- Norfolk to add comments!

Comment by John and Yvonne on December 8, 2016 at 12:27pm

Steven's Mom,

I need you to confirm my friend request to you before I can pm you our cell number. :) 


Comment by Steven's Mom on December 4, 2016 at 2:29am
That would be great. Send mea PM with your info and I'll give it to him?
Comment by John and Yvonne on December 3, 2016 at 11:54pm

Steven's Mom.

 I can pm you our cell number or if he is ok with it, we could contact him and give him our info about how to get to our house.

Yvonne and John

Comment by Steven's Mom on December 3, 2016 at 2:55pm
Yvonne and John, Yes my son said he would be interested in joining you? Thank you very much for doing this for our young sailors, I'm sure they miss home quite a bit. I know my son does.
Comment by CO-TwinSalorsMom on December 3, 2016 at 1:39pm

My Bainbridge sailor is now separated from the Navy. He served his 4 and is back in Colorado. I will miss this group. Thank you all for the support over the years. Fair winds to you all and your sailors.

Comment by John and Yvonne on December 3, 2016 at 6:41am

Steven's Mom,

My husband and I open our home on the weekends and holidays for the single sailors to give them a place to hang out and be part of a family. On Saturday eves we eat and play board games and on Sunday we sit down to a home cooked meal . It's a chance for the sailors to get off the ship or the barracks. Do you think your son would be interested?

Yvonne and John

Comment by Steven's Mom on December 2, 2016 at 2:59pm

My Son serves aboard the USS Bainbridge.  Very Proud of him.

Comment by Lanora on August 13, 2015 at 11:16pm
Thank you!
Comment by CO-TwinSalorsMom on August 13, 2015 at 7:59pm

I will ask my sailor if he knows yours. But you really should not put his last name on here. I wrote it down so you can delete the post. That blasted safety thing you know. 

Comment by CO-TwinSalorsMom on August 13, 2015 at 1:06am

I have twins in the navy. The other one is in Pearl Harbor. I keep two boxes open in the guest room. I find stuff I want to send them and when it is full I close it up and send it. So I send one about every other week. Fastest got to him in two weeks Longest was over 4 weeks. One never made it at all, was his Christmas box, stolen I think :(  One thing I got him that he really liked was a Back packing chair. It has a back and arms, folds up to size of a small umbrella and weighs I think 1 Lb. or less. go to a good outdoor store for one. I also sent his pillow with homemade jelly packed in the middle of the folded in half pillow. He has a french press and I send gourmet coffee. spices to made the food better. pictures from home. etc... You can call the USPS 800 number and ask for a military mail kit. They send you priority boxes, tape labels and customs forms that you have to fill out all for free. 

My son used to be able to call occasionally, but his job onboard changed so now he doesn't call. He does have his laptop though so we chat by messaging of FB sometimes for an hour or more. His record was 8 hours. He messages me almost every day. Hope this helps.



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