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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

N4M Merchandise

Shirts, caps, mugs and more can be found at CafePress.

Please note: Profits generated in the production of this merchandise are not being awarded to the Navy or any of its suppliers. Any profit made is retained by CafePress. Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.




USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)

Welcome family and loved ones of sailors serving on USS Kearsarge, homeport Norfolk, VA!  Please be sure to review and observe the OPSEC guidelines below to keep our sailors safe :)  Introduce yourself and join in the chat! Current group Admin: Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

Location: Norfolk VA - and everywhere!
Members: 128
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2022

USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)

"Reveille to Taps" - This is a very cool three-minute timelapse video of Sailors performing their daily operations onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge.  


Discussion Forum

Active group

Started by Judy. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Dec 2, 2016. 2 Replies


Started by jkl2z7. Last reply by Proudmom Sep 2, 2013. 1 Reply

"How to Simulate Life in the Navy" will bring a smile! :)

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Dwan2sTArHeaRtKmom Aug 26, 2013. 1 Reply

Important! Please read and observe these OPSEC (Operations Security) guidelines.

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Apr 10, 2013. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) to add comments!

Comment by ProudMomandVet on August 22, 2017 at 9:45pm
Sept 16 he reports. Can you private msg me since we can't put much on here? I have a ton of questions :)
Comment by Michael on August 22, 2017 at 9:16pm
He will stay on the ship the first year most likely then go to the barracks after unless he's married he will get housing. Have him limit what he brings his locker fits about what a steamer trunk fills. When does he go? As they are not in port at the minute.
Comment by ProudMomandVet on August 22, 2017 at 8:43pm
My sailor will be reporting to the Kearsarge soon. Will he stay on the ship or in barracks when in home port?
Comment by Michael on April 4, 2017 at 5:33am
Hi my husband is on the USS Kearsarge he thinks it's ok but of course he's undes
Comment by 1995Mom on April 4, 2017 at 12:46am
Hi I just got my daughters letter and she is on the USS Kearsarge are there any new members with family on the Kearsarge?
Comment by Judy on December 12, 2016 at 9:08pm
Any new members on this page?
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 2, 2016 at 5:06am

To all the valued members of USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) - is being updated and upgraded by the agency that oversees it, and part of this effort is making room for new members.  To do so, members who have not been active since 12/1/15 will be removed but will be able to re-join.  If you haven't posted since that date, please do so right away.  This is all part of an effort to make the best it can be for everyone, seasoned moms and new members alike.  Thanks and watch for good things to happen!

Comment by Maryellen on February 4, 2016 at 9:46pm

Hi Everyone, I am Maryellen Peller and I am with a group called Heads At Ease. We Make and ship handmade pillowcases to our deployed Military. We are currently working on the USS Kearsarge and would like to know if any of the families would like to help. We are sending 1 pillowcase to each man and woman on the ship. We have already received the blessing from the command to send them. You can check us out on our N4M's page - Heads At Ease. If you would like to donate or help you can contact me @ or leave a message on our page. Thank You for your time in this matter, Fair Winds and Following Seas.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on December 6, 2015 at 12:50am

Sailor Stepmom, see the Discussion above "Links to USS Kearsarge FRG, Ombudsman Team and official ship FB page." You can contact the Ombudsmen and see if your sailor has added you to their list.

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on November 11, 2015 at 2:34pm

USS Kearsarge hosts steel beach picnic at sea:  


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