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 Bonhomme Richard(LHD6)

This group is for moms as well as others with a loved one aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard.

Members: 84
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2019

Videos of the USS Bonhomme Richard

Discussion Forum

Hello From a Newbie

Started by lieu2010. Last reply by Harly Sep 7, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello All - I'm new to this page and to this group and thought I should tell you all a bit about myself.  I have 3 kids.  My oldest son, a Marine. My middle child (another boy) is my Sailor.  He's an…Continue

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Comment by shellyh on December 18, 2019 at 3:07pm

Hello son is currently assigned to the USS Bonhomme Richard.  It is currently in drydock in San Diego undergoing maintenance and refitting for a new aircraft.  My son has been there since March of this year and really loves it!  So you were on the ship when it was commissioned?

Comment by NavyMomofJM on December 18, 2019 at 2:26pm

Hello, looking at the post it seems it has been awhile since anyone has posted. When looking through groups and saw there were command groups. So, I just wanted to see if the USS Bonhomme Richard LHD 6 had one and they do!! My husband and I were original or Plankowners of this ship. It is always so wonderful to see and hear about it. Hope you all have a wonderful day. 

Comment by Momship12 on January 29, 2018 at 8:10pm

Hello a Girl posted today 

Her name is Amanda friend me and we can chaI I can't find the post

Comment by nolaj on June 14, 2017 at 9:05pm

Hi OKCSUZIEQ, my son will be leaving Sasebo in July after 3 long years there. His deployments (floats) will get easier after the first one because he will then know what to expect. Food items, home newspapers, magazines are just a few ideas altho your son can probably tell you what he would like. I know food was tough to get at times when all the Marines were on board. He may also work nights, sleep days. Your son should get you the address as soon as he knows. Not sure of timing. If he has access, you can send emails or we use Messenger. When in port we Skype often so we can see him, his wife and little one. Not the same as in person but it's pretty good.

Comment by OKCsuzieq on June 12, 2017 at 2:26am
My son just deployed from Sasebo Japan. This his his (mine) first deployment. Any words of wisdom? Suggestions for care packages? When will my sailor get his address?
Comment by Woodruffmom3 on December 7, 2016 at 10:53am

Good morning all! Are any of you going to visit your sailors for the holidays?

Comment by Kim on October 18, 2016 at 7:09pm

Momship12, PM me.  My son was 3 years in Sasebo, married a girl from the town with 1000 relatives.  There is so much to do and see around the area.  They do not need a car.  There are cars to rent or buy there.

Comment by Momship12 on October 18, 2016 at 4:49pm
Can I get some info? My son is IT
What is this fleets mission, how is the food do they need money he has a car should I ship it
Comment by Woodruffmom3 on October 18, 2016 at 2:04pm

Hello! My son is on this ship and they are currently seems like no one ever gets on here. How many of you have traveled to Sasebo? We are going in December and are looking for things to do...any ideas?

Comment by s.m.r. on May 6, 2016 at 8:26am
Good Morning,
Just found out yesterday my son will be joining this ship soon. Any info that would be helpful is greatly appreciated.

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