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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 Pasadena

Support group for all proud family & friends of our Submariners....

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2017

Discussion Forum

Please pray for my son

Started by Cyn. Last reply by Cyn Oct 5, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi,My son Brian got to hawaii Aug 20th with his wife of almost one year. On sept 18th she passed away in her sleep at the young age of 23. our son just laid her to rest this past weekend and will be…Continue

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Comment by jenniferb1 on October 7, 2013 at 3:36pm

Hello Pasadena Moms! I just joined this group to update you on a fundraising campaign we are currently running for the Single Sailors on the boat. We're raising money to create welcome boxes for when they arrive in San Diego. You can get more information and donate here. Thanks ladies!

Comment by Ginger on September 12, 2013 at 11:45pm

Good evening everyone.  I've been reading previous posts on this site.  I cannot stress enough the importance of OPSEC.  Please watch the video on OPSEC in the tab at the top.  No boat movement information should ever be posted under any circumstances.  The privilege of boat movement information has been revoked in the recent past due to lack of OPSEC practice among families of sailors.  I am sure no one wants that, so please remember OPSEC always.  We are in the "silent service".  Our Ombudsman is the only link to this privilege of information and it is only given in her physical presence or (within a 48 hour window) via phone tree message.  I hope everyone has given their contact information to London Torres - our Ombudsman.  She can be contacted at  She can also help squash rumors that you may be pondering as truths.  Please keep your sailor and his safety as a number one priority.

I hope everyone has a wonderful night.  

Comment by tac65518 on September 10, 2013 at 7:43pm

Thanks Pat, I did find the FB page and have requested to join. This is my sons first long cruise. When he got his orders the boat was already on its way to the ship yard. Terri

Comment by tac65518 on September 10, 2013 at 4:51pm

Afternoon all, where do I find the Family FB page? My son called our home phone a left a message to say good bye. I would love to see pics.

Comment by Pat L. in IL on September 10, 2013 at 8:22am

Kathy, My sailor got a jury summons back when the Pasadena was deployed. All I did was call the court house and told them that he was in the Navy and currently deep in the ocean somewhere. They said they would note it on his record and to thank him for his service.

Comment by tac65518 on September 9, 2013 at 3:48pm

Comforting to hear really, that I'm not the only person just wanting to know whats going on. All our lives we have pretty much have known where our kids are. I will wait patiently till I hear his voice again.  

Comment by tac65518 on September 9, 2013 at 11:54am

Got a texted from my son on Saturday afternoon, he called on Sunday morning said everything was fine, he would contact us again when he could. He did mention any time schedule.

Comment by Tigergirl on April 25, 2013 at 9:42am

I am so sorry to hear that Myles has to have additional surgery and hope that everything goes well.  I know how it is to be away from them when they are ill.  My older son is in the Army and has served three tours in the Middle East.  Navy life is a new experience.

Comment by Tigergirl on April 24, 2013 at 12:50pm

My son just reported to the boat.  Do they get any time off?

Comment by PeggyB. on April 10, 2013 at 7:00am

Counting my blessings indeed...Myles thought he had a bad case of the flu...he was in bed all Sunday in pain...he managed to get to work on Monday morn(we think this is when the appendix burst, so the pain eased a bit).  His Captain looked at him and told him to go see "Doc".  Doc looked at him and said we have to get you to the hospital right away...there by probably saving his life.  Wondering if any of you ladies could ask your sons what the full name of "Doc" is and Myles' Captain,,,,I would like to send them a note of thanks for their quick actions....


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