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 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 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 nolaj on July 14, 2015 at 12:22pm

New to this group but is there any activity?  

Comment by e_dub on May 27, 2014 at 10:38pm

Hello everyone! My bf is on this ship. He's new..just graduated from A school not too long ago. I will have a lot of questions so I could use all of the help I can get. Lol! Glad there's a group for this ship. :) Let's keep this group active!

Comment by Kim on May 15, 2014 at 10:10am

Beautiful Tina, thanks for sharing.  I hope you see him soon.

Comment by pmass5958 on May 12, 2014 at 9:56pm

I completely forgot about this site.  My son is now attached to the BHR.  It doesn't look like there is much chatter on here.  Last post was in January.  Is there another site everyone is using?

Comment by hunter's mom kyann HOOYAH on January 26, 2014 at 8:21pm

tina-cute pic! thanks for sharing.  wow, down to days!  great!  hunter has a little more than a year, i'm pretty sure.  

welcome, cqloddy.  hope your son is excited about being on the ship.  praying all goes well there.

we, too, are having our blast of the lovely freezing temps!  we made it to church today, although there were several in our area closed due to the snow.  

Comment by MarianneKT's Mom on January 25, 2014 at 10:11pm

Tina - Thanks Tina.  Thought that is what he was up to.

Katie is home for a 1-week pre-deployment leave (or whatever the official name is).

Comment by MarianneKT's Mom on January 25, 2014 at 9:59am

Tina - your grandson is so adorable.  Remind me what your son is going to San Antonio for school and then what he will be doing in Charleston, SC?  I just can't seem to remember.

Welcome new Moms. daughter said 'yes the ship runs out of things'....Katie was on the USS Essex/Bonhomme Richard from April 2009-May 2012 as a DC.

Speaking of Katie........she arrived at 12:30 am this morning with one of her friends.  They drove from Norfolk after getting off work - Katie did all the driving even though it was Jamie's car.  Jamie continued on to her home about an hour or so north of us. 

Comment by cathyo Ship 11 Div 063 on January 24, 2014 at 1:25pm

Tina - love the picture of your grandson!  Enjoy the homecoming!

Comment by cathyo Ship 11 Div 063 on January 24, 2014 at 12:34pm

   Hi everyone!  It's been awhile since I've posted, so thought I'd pop in and say hello and welcome to our new Moms!  My son is on the BHR and has been in Sasebo for almost three years now - WOW!  3 years...looking back it has gone fast. 

   Cgloddy, my son has never mentioned running out of anything.  But he did say that he loved having his own food available so that he didn't have to wait in the long, long lines for chow!!  So my care packages consist of food/snacks. 

   It's been below zero and single digits here in upstate NY...looking forward to spring :-)

   Take care all,


Comment by cgloddy on January 23, 2014 at 1:05pm

Hello, when the ship was last deployed, did your sailors say that they needed anything special, or that they ran out of something.  This will be my son's first deployment and I want to make sure that he will be prepared. :-)



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