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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 Mobile Bay

For all the significant others, family members, and friends of sailors serving aboard the USS Mobile Bay

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Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2018

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Comment by Dianne on December 2, 2016 at 7:58pm


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Comment by Dianne on August 31, 2013 at 12:28pm

My son joins the MOB next month  :)

Comment by shelli123 on March 5, 2013 at 4:14am

Does anyone know when the ship is getting back to San Diego?

Comment by vansmom on September 19, 2012 at 5:45pm

Hi everyone, I just wanted to say a goodbye to all that have been there throughout the last 4 years with me on the MOB with me and my son.  Please check in with me now and then and let me know how your Sailor is doing on this deployment as I will be thinking of all of you and your Sailors, wishing them the best.  The MOB will always have a place in my heart and all the special people I met while he was there.  He is now deployed elsewhere and I cannot say where, but please keep him in your prayers that he comes home safe.  Thank you all and keep in touch!  Hugs, Maria

Comment by shelli123 on August 27, 2012 at 12:14am

I did not want to do this but I am completely fed up with the navy! Last night for the first time my son slept on his ship for his first deployment and someone took his phone when he was sleeping. He informed the MPs then went to the rec center so he could get a hold of someone with his phone carrier. Trying to figure out what to do since he is leaving soon he asked several people in the rec center if he could borrow a phone to get a hold of claims operator and every sailor he asked said no... If this is the finest people in the finest navy where is the brotherhood, friends and sailors who vow never to steal and always help each other. I am sick to my stomach of how I thought my son was part of something great when it seems to be such a big lie. From a mother who has had it until proven different.    

Comment by MarcusWifeAngel2011 on July 10, 2012 at 3:05pm

they said around August 15th

Comment by shelli123 on July 10, 2012 at 2:55pm

did they say when, my sons phone is broken and i cant get a hold of him for a couple of days. He was told weeks ago that they would not be deploying in august

Comment by MarcusWifeAngel2011 on July 10, 2012 at 2:16pm

I thought so too until they went underway and the Captain told them they were going on another depoyment in August

Comment by shelli123 on July 10, 2012 at 1:51pm

I thought they were not deploying this year

Comment by MarcusWifeAngel2011 on July 10, 2012 at 1:46pm

I am pssed that they are going on another deployment and they just got back from deployment in FEB!!!!


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