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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

Members: 23
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2019

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Comment by Lori on May 25, 2010 at 9:42am
Thats great thanks for the infor
Comment by Lori on April 14, 2010 at 11:51am
Hi To everyone it's been awhile but just started looking up the site again. I been thinking of going to visit my Son, But his been real busy. I miss him . Well take care to all.
Comment by Lori on December 17, 2009 at 1:43pm
Merry X-Mas to all of the Familys and Sailor on the USS Mason, I have my sailor home for X-mas this Year! Only for a small time but I will take what I can get!!
Comment by Lori on July 22, 2009 at 12:06pm
Hi anyone that's here! Not much action on this group.
Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on April 16, 2009 at 3:42pm
Roosevelt Strike Group
heading home
Updated: Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009, 8:51 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009, 8:51 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. - Six thousand sailors are heading back to Hampton Roads this weekend after a seven-month deployment.

The Navy said Tuesday the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is returning to Norfolk after supporting maritime security in the Navy’s 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.

Due to arrive Friday are the guided missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) and the guided missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Nitze (DDG 94).

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is scheduled to arrive on Saturday.
Comment by CarolJ * Courtney's Mom * on March 10, 2009 at 11:55am
My husband and I are going on Tiger Cruise, can't wait so excited !! My hubby was in Navy so it's not new to him but it will be for me!! :)
Comment by CarolJ * Courtney's Mom * on January 27, 2009 at 9:22am
The navy lodge number is 757 489 2656. In norfolk
Comment by CarolJ * Courtney's Mom * on January 22, 2009 at 2:10pm
well guys, Courtney flew out to meet ship on tuesday night. haven't heard from her yet. was hoping for a " i'm here and ok Mom" call but nothing yet. I understand it takes about 2 days to get there from where we are, but she should be there. Any advice from other moms on here about getting aphone call when they fly out to meet ship already out? I know in my mind she is ok but my heart REALLY needs a phone call!!
Comment by CarolJ * Courtney's Mom * on January 9, 2009 at 2:43pm
Welcome Alyce!!! Glad you found this site, as you will be too, it's great!! My daughter was assigned to the Mason but is in Norfolk waiting to find out if she will be flown to it or wait out there for it's return. She is so excited tho!!
Comment by CarolJ * Courtney's Mom * on December 9, 2008 at 3:04pm
hi there My daughter graduates a school tomorrow Dec 10th and she got verbal orders to the USS Mason so I am looking for all the information I can.... I uinderstand they are on deployment till April, I was wondering If she will get flown out to meet the ship or just wait in port till it returns... can anyone help me with this?

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