This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



USS O'Kane (DDG 77) Ohana


USS O'Kane (DDG 77) Ohana

"Ohana" is Hawaiian for "family" and anyone connected to a sailor on the USS O'Kane (DDG 77) is part of our ohana. Aloha e komo mai.

Members: 24
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2019

Manning the rails

O'Kane leaving Pearl Harbor

Discussion Forum


Started by chicago Jul 3, 2012. 0 Replies

Does anyone have a Culinary Cook on the USS OKane? This is my first time here.Continue


Started by chicago Jul 3, 2012. 0 Replies

Does anyone have a Culinary Cook on the USS OKane? This is my first time here.Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of USS O'Kane (DDG 77) Ohana to add comments!

Comment by Jesmom6 on September 18, 2018 at 3:11pm

Hi! My daughter has been assigned to the USS O'KANE. She is currently in San Diego for C school for VLS. She will report to the ship after graduation in November.  

Comment by FlBroomie on August 12, 2017 at 6:54pm

Alejandra. My son is still on the O'Kane

Comment by Alejandra on August 11, 2017 at 9:18pm

My son is in this Ship, anyone out there?

Comment by FlBroomie on July 14, 2015 at 2:45pm

I see no one has posted for a long time. I am new to this page. My son has been assigned to this ship beginning sometime in November. Would love to hear from any one with a loved one assigned to this vessel :)

Comment by jleigh58 on November 25, 2014 at 8:59am
Wondering if anyone knows when the O'Kane is due back at Pearl Harbor?
Comment by carols_kitchen on September 13, 2014 at 4:28pm

Here's my 40 pillowcases and 5 boxes of goodies going out.'s still a secret to those sailors.

Comment by carols_kitchen on September 3, 2014 at 6:57am

Here's the group sending your sailors some love later this month

Comment by LI mom on September 1, 2014 at 12:06pm
im in:)
Comment by carols_kitchen on September 1, 2014 at 10:02am

Come join us on Molly's Adopt a Sailor as we adopt YOUR sailors this month!

Comment by jleigh58 on June 3, 2014 at 2:56pm
My son has been with the O'Kane for about a year and a half. this is also his first deployment. my best advice is: put together a care package for will keep you busy and mean the world to him, stay in touch with him as best u can- when u can't, follow the O'Kane Facebook page- and pray a lot!

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