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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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USS Mason

Is your sailor stationed on the USS Mason - then welcome aboard

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Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2019

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Comment by jacqueline-rn on August 20, 2013 at 10:39pm

I'm watching the news, looking at the Mason Ombudsman's posts on facebook, and trying not to let my imagination run wild.  Can anyone relate?

Comment by navymommo on August 20, 2013 at 10:15pm

So, how is everyone doing?   

Comment by momto4 on August 17, 2013 at 8:38pm

Sent you a Friend Request Kim, Thanks :)

Comment by momto4 on August 17, 2013 at 8:36pm

Ok great. Do I just search Mason Ombudsman on FB? Thanks Kim

Comment by Kim on August 14, 2013 at 10:30pm

yes there is one! It is Mason Ombudsman. My son is on the Mason also.

Comment by momto4 on August 14, 2013 at 9:58pm

Hi my son is on the Mason. Is there a FB group for Mason family members? 

Comment by jacqueline-rn on August 12, 2013 at 3:48pm

When?  How do you know?

Comment by navymommo on August 12, 2013 at 12:58pm

They rec'd mail!!!

Comment by proudnavywife on August 12, 2013 at 10:26am

Oh and I also had an unexpected project start up on FB for our Mason guys.  I had asked a general question out to my family and friends on there that if they wanted to send a sailor a box or letters I could get some names if they were interested.  My response was HUGE.  Big enough that I had to start a FB separate FB page and named it 'Surprises for Sailors'  I have over 150 boxes from people all over the US now being shipped to our guys aboard the Mason.  If you know anyone that might be interested in sending care boxes to sailors who wouldn't otherwise receive anything have them find the page on FB.  OR if you have a name of your sailor or their friends on the Mason let me know and I will add them to my list to receive. 

Some of the people have actually 'adopted' their sailor for the whole deployment and are sending a box a month to them.  It's amazing the support that the page has gotten in just the 3 short weeks since I started it.

Mssg me if you have any questions about it...  I would love to add some more sailors to my list to get care boxes.  =O)

Comment by proudnavywife on August 12, 2013 at 10:09am


Just joined this site because I found it googling USS Mason the other day looking for other wives with hubby's who are deployed on it.  I am MA1's wife.  He's the only MA on the ship, so I don't know very many other wives and thought this might be helpful during their underweigh. 

anyhow I hope everyone is doing well. :)


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