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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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 De Wert families


USS De Wert families

Looking for moms/families whose sailors are on the USS De Wert

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2013

Discussion Forum

Hello fellow USS De Wert moms

Started by Fawno. Last reply by mrcounts Sep 10, 2013. 3 Replies

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Comment by joshmom on December 21, 2013 at 11:42am

Hey CamyandRodsmom. How are you?

Comment by Navymomof3 on December 21, 2013 at 11:38am
Hi Dewert moms!
Comment by joshmom on October 21, 2013 at 11:27am

Hey y'all, my sailor will be joining up with the ship in mid November.  Doesn't seem to be many comments on this page.  Is there another page where info for the USS DeWert is?  Thanks!

Comment by kmarie on September 30, 2013 at 11:31pm

Hello ladies, I am so thankful for this site because I feel so out of the loop.  I seem to be missing something...I liked the USS Dewert page, but I don't see any recent posts and this is my first time hearing about the care line?  Could someone help me out.  Also what is the FB page name for the USS Dewert Ombudsman?  Thank you all very much.

Comment by Fawno on September 23, 2013 at 11:42am

How does a sailor make phone calls?  

Comment by mrcounts on September 10, 2013 at 4:01pm

Fawno, are you on fb? if so you can go like the USS DeWert page and also the DeWert ombudsman. She can you started with information like the care line. If you are having trouble finding it you can friend me I will pm you my name, and I will help you.

Comment by Fawno on September 10, 2013 at 1:19pm

Good Afternoon All - What is the CARELINE? how can I obtain the number?  Thank you.

Comment by Candace on July 18, 2013 at 6:21pm

And the first set of pictures on the DeWert Facebook page of 2013 Deployment are great!  They look like they're having way too much

Comment by Candace on July 15, 2013 at 4:53pm

This is my son's first deployment also. I'm learning the ups and downs of being a Navy family. I thought having him away from home in Great Lakes for a year was hard, then he was stationed in Mayport and I was thrilled - 4 hours from home.  Then he was sent to San Diego for 4 months of school and the family was back to missing him, but we knew he'd soon be close to home again.  Now the long deployment....this is definitely the hardest.  Everywhere else he's been, I could email, call, or text and my youngest daughter kept close through Skype.  I find myself thinking of something, picking up my phone and then realize I can't get in touch.  It's hard for mom's, but my heart went out to the husbands & wives and to the kids saying good-bye to their dads or moms.  There was one dad-to-be that was certainly going to miss the birth of his child.  I admire the strength and sacrifice of those families.  We keep them all in our prayers

Comment by Debbie D on July 14, 2013 at 1:07pm
this is my son's second long deployment on the DeWert....I also pray everyday for their safe return and asked my son to not try any heroics as they all work as a team...I hope to be able to meet some of you on their return. I will definitely be there as I am watching flights every day. Just need to finalize my number of days staying. I know he will take the second leave when they return to allow the sailors with little ones and family to be with their families for Christmas but I don't want him to be alone this year again so I plan on being there for him and my husband will stay home with the dog and my daughter who can't get off work at Christmas all our sailors have a safe and enjoyable voyage.

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