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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 McCampbell DDG-85

Family and friends that have sailors on this ship

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2018

Discussion Forum


Started by Rainesgrand. Last reply by Rainesgrand Feb 26, 2011. 3 Replies

My son Joseph has been on the USS McCampbell since January 2010.  He is coming home tomorrow for 2 weeks leave :-) and I am so excited!  It's been over a year since I've seen him face to face.  Skype…Continue

How do your kids like the McCampbell? What are they doing on it?

Started by Patricia in Redondo. Last reply by Patricia in Redondo Oct 7, 2010. 6 Replies

HiMy son Jon just joined the crew of the McCampbell three weeks ago.  Haven't heard from him but I see by some of your comments that it's hard for them to get e mail/texts/etc.  And probably to send…Continue

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Comment by debbiemcg on September 16, 2018 at 1:59pm
Hello! My son arrived on the USS McCAMPBELL last week. Trying to connect with other parents for tips on communicating with our sailors and what their life is now like.
Comment by lsb on February 19, 2018 at 11:52am

I know there is no activity on this site, but I thought I would give it a try and see if there are any other mothers out there that want to communicate.  My daughter is going to Japan in April her ship will be the McCampbell.

Comment by Flyrasmom on March 8, 2017 at 9:44pm

Hello Ladies!

Comment by VirgoMom904 on December 4, 2016 at 1:36am
Hello, I would like to stay in this group
Comment by Classycalicat on December 2, 2016 at 1:09am

Haven't heard anything since my son was in Manila. Hoping to hear from him soon though!

Comment by VirgoMom904 on November 1, 2016 at 11:58am

Good Morning! Hope everyone is well. Any news on our kiddos? when do they return to port? Anyone's kids going home for Christmas? 

Comment by Classycalicat on October 26, 2016 at 8:18pm

Hi Flyasmom! Yes he did call and FB message me. It was good to hear from him. So glad that the kids post pictures so we can see they're doing well. Hope all is well with you Ladies!!

Comment by Flyrasmom on October 26, 2016 at 8:13pm

Hey Ladies, How's it going?  Did everyone hear from the kids while they were in Korea?  Classy, I saw cute pictures of your son!  I knew who he was right away when she posted them on facebook!

Comment by lemonelephant on September 25, 2016 at 6:17pm

Thanks. ladies. Please help each other to stay safe. Remember that PM's work well. I am leaving now.

Comment by Classycalicat on September 25, 2016 at 3:27pm

@lemonelephant I deleted my comments.


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