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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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Latest Activity: May 3, 2018

Discussion Forum

mmcain in or out?

Started by crzygirl66. Last reply by Theresa{SAILOR COLE'S MOM} Jul 27, 2011. 4 Replies

uss john mcann?

Started by crzygirl66. Last reply by crzygirl66 Mar 14, 2011. 2 Replies

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You need to be a member of USS McCain MOMS to add comments!

Comment by summer_girl on May 3, 2018 at 9:30pm

Hi - my son just got orders for Yokosuka, Japan and is assigned to the USS John S. McCain. I don't see that anyone has posted on this group for a while, so if anyone has a sailor on this ship, please respond...have been lucky to always find a group throughout my sailor's journey so far that helped get me through the many ups and downs...

Comment by kimberlya on June 27, 2017 at 11:34pm

Thank you for adding me!  My son has been assigned to the McCain.  He goes to Japan in August.  I don't think I'm prepared!!!!!

Comment by ConnieA on December 22, 2014 at 2:34pm

My sailor has his orders for the USS McCain.  Does he need to do anything special in order to use his laptop?  He already has a cell phone but may not be able to use it in Japan. Sprint is his provider in the States but I have know idea what happens once he gets to Japan. Any info would be great.   Thanks

Comment by MommaG on January 16, 2013 at 4:15pm

Oh Skype, what a wonderful invention. To be able to see and hear Zach goes a long way to ease the pain of separation. I was frustrated with Christmas. I had sent  out some presents by the deadline and they got there Unfortunately, the mail room had thought that all the BM's were on leave and held his package for two weeks. We can laugh about it now but at the time I was not happy. Facebook is another way we have found to stay in touch. Just hard to remember the 18 hour time change.

Comment by Cheryl Ship 07 Div 160 on January 16, 2013 at 3:28pm

Hello MommaG and a happy Wednesday to you.  My son Kyle is a GSM  or gas turbine operator/mechanic.  He seems to be adapting pretty well.  Christmas was a little hard on him but we were able to talk to him and skype.  We text or email a few times a week to keep him up to date on whats happening around home and such.  So glad to have found this group.  Looking forward to more conversations with you.  Take care.

Comment by MommaG on January 16, 2013 at 10:42am

Good Morning Cheryl, glad to have you. My son has been in Japan since November. My son is a boatswains mate. What does your son do? Looking forward to  talking with you more.

Comment by Cheryl Ship 07 Div 160 on January 14, 2013 at 5:07pm

Hello all.  I didn't realize that there was a McCain group.  I joined the Japan moms group, but missed this one.  My son has been in Japan since Sept 2012.  Glad that I found all of you.  Haven't found any moms of McCain sailors on the Japan mom site.  Well, just wanted to say hi and god bless the McCain and all of the US Navy!

Comment by crzygirl66 on December 4, 2012 at 9:10pm

hello everyone any one hear about christmas leave yet for the mccain

Comment by crzygirl66 on November 27, 2012 at 11:42pm

any one hear from there lovied ones on the mccain lately? havent heard from mine  in a week.. trying to figure out if they will get to be able to come home for the holiday

Comment by crzygirl66 on July 15, 2012 at 11:27pm

from what i hear they are back for now..  how long no one knows


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