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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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Comment by turtlegirl428 on March 8, 2016 at 3:39pm

I there has been no activity since 2014 - anyone left in this group? 

My son is officially a Guam sailor now and aboard the USS Frank Cable.....arrived over the weekend.    He seems to be settled in - for the most part.  The time difference hit him yesterday.....but he is adjusting.   

Communication with him has been great - figured out the best (and least expensive) way to communicate with him.  4 days down, 726 to go.  Haha!

Comment by Charlotte(ship02Div930) on June 1, 2014 at 3:47pm

My sailor had only been in Guam for 9 days when he celebrated his 21st bday. It was much harder on the mama than him! Lol. That was two years ago. I'm guessing your sailor will find plenty to do since they are not underway. :)

Comment by Not Da Mama on June 1, 2014 at 1:22pm

Thanks Charlotte.  40 years ago, I spent my entire 21st birthday at sea on my Destroyer headed for Nam.  My MM was raised listening to how the USN stole my 21st birthday.  Waiting to see where and how his Bday goes.  Thx again

Comment by Charlotte(ship02Div930) on May 31, 2014 at 11:38pm

Not Da Mama, Address the card with

First name, last name, rank



FPO,AP 96657-2615

I find a flat rate box get there quicker then a card or envelope.

Good luck!

Comment by Not Da Mama on May 31, 2014 at 8:12pm

Quick question. My MM has been on the Cable for about 4 months now and has never given me a mailing address.  His 21 bday is 3 weeks away.  

Can I just address a card to MM3 his name, c/o USS FRANK CABLE AS40, FPO SF .

Think it would get there in time ?

Comment by debbiel on April 7, 2014 at 5:13pm

Thank you Charlotte for all of the information..  I really appreciate it

Comment by Charlotte(ship02Div930) on April 6, 2014 at 8:34pm

Hi debbiel! My son is also communication challenged! I think the majority are! Lol. Have you joined the USS FRANK CABLE facebook page? They update where they are and post pictures often, usually at each port. Your son needs to add you and his wife to the ombudsman list that way you will get updates via email from the ombudsman which come directly from the Chief. I'm not sure if he can add you once they are underway but you could ask him. Do you have his military email address? And they usually can get on facebook and message, depending on their job. They have been to Thailand and are currently in their second port. My sailor had said they would be gone 5-6 weeks. You should also join the Guam mom N4M page and there is a great Navy Mom and Families FB page. A lot of us have sailors on the Cable! Welcome! Let me know if I can help with anything else. Take care!

Comment by debbiel on April 6, 2014 at 6:58pm

Hello everyone.  This is the first time either of my sailors have been assigned to a ship and both sailors are communication challenged.  My son who is assigned to the USS Frank Cable just arrived in November and this is his first deployment.  When I asked him how long he would be gone, he said he could not tell me because of security purposes.  His wife does not know this information either.  Does anyone have an idea how long they will be gone 

Comment by Not Da Mama on March 18, 2014 at 9:23pm

Hi Charlotte, thanks for the welcome. I don't plan on doing much.  Actually, I'm kinda enjoying the relative peace and quiet after 2 years of the "Nuclear Pipeline" emotional rollercoaster.  I can feel like he is living with his Uncle, on his house boat, in the South Pacific.  No more Pass/fail, living with friends in an off base New York apartment, mandatory study, GPA, sink or swim pressure that all that high intensity nuclear schooling produced.  He's in one place (AS40) and will be there for a while.  Deep breath.

You are right, the FB page is interesting as is the main command website, thanks for the tips.  Thanks again for the welcome, Mrs. NDM and I will be lurking.

Comment by Charlotte(ship02Div930) on March 18, 2014 at 11:03am

Hello Not Da Mama! Welcome to Guam and to the USS FRANK CABLE!! My son has been assigned to the Cable for 2 years. I think your son will enjoy the island! They are underway right now for aprox 5 weeks. My sailor would also be communication challenged! Lol.

A couple other groups you may want to check out is "guam moms" on Navy for Moms, there is more chat on there, and there is a Facebook page GUAM Navy Moms and Family. Not everyone is assigned to the Cable but all our kids are on the other side of the world so we can all relate to each other!

Our son is first generation Navy. We've had very few people in our family join the military. He is IT2. We are so proud of him and his accomplishments. I'm glad you stopped by. I try to keep up but sometimes life gets in the way!


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