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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 Pat L. in IL on April 8, 2013 at 10:24pm

Peggy, Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery!! Glad he was on land, too!!!

Comment by PeggyB. on April 8, 2013 at 8:56pm

Hello Ladies..prayers needed for my son who had an emergency appendix had burst and he now is fighting an extremely high fever...and I am in Michigan and he is in Portsmouth...sigh...I have a daughter in Boston who will drive up tomorrow and check on other daughter in San Diego is a nurse and is going to check on him...I am counting my blessings it happened on land and not an underway....

Comment by PeggyB. on October 31, 2012 at 8:31pm

I have been meaning to ask how the guys/portsmouth fared with the hurricane.  Myles is actually in Florida til the 7th.  He becoming a Navy scuba diver....

Comment by Pat L. in IL on October 16, 2012 at 9:48pm

I hear you, my friend. Oh Gaileann, I hope these next 10 days fly by for you!!

Comment by Pat L. in IL on October 16, 2012 at 8:10pm

NH just had a 4.5 earthquake. My sailor was on the boat and said the boat started swaying. He definitely felt it.

Comment by Pat L. in IL on October 5, 2012 at 10:21pm

Hi Everyone, Thank you for the updates on your sailors! It has been kind of quiet here since they have been in drydock. My sailor was home in July and we had a great time! Have my fingers crossed for Christmas this year!!

Comment by PeggyB. on September 23, 2012 at 1:49pm

Hello all!  We have been able to see Myles a couple of times.  He was able to come home in April for 24 hours for my mom's funeral.  It was a blessing to have all our kids back for that time.  We were blessed again to have all our kids make it to our cottage in Alpena, MI for a gathering of kayaking, swimming and camp fires for the first weekend in August.  Good times.  My oldest daughter just took a civilian job with the Air Force at a base about an hour from NH, so Myles and she can hang out occasionally.   In other good news, this same daughter was just selected to become a Navy Reserve Intel Officer! Myles will have to salute her! Ha! She also spent 8 years in the Army with two tours in Iraq... she is trying to figure out how she can be involved in the Marines..just kidding...when the boys get to San Diego, Myles will get to hang out with our middle daughter who is a RN at the medical center...Life is Good! Now you all know  Barlow Family History!  I am sure much more than Myles has ever wanted anyone to know, but Moms will be Moms...

Comment by Pat L. in IL on August 20, 2012 at 5:01pm

Welcome Gaileann, Sorry but it is kind of quiet here since our kids are in drydock!

Comment by Pat L. in IL on May 31, 2012 at 2:17pm

Rhonda, I knew it was a rehabbed factory but I could never remember what had been produced there. Now with the "Mayo" the cat, it will help me remember!

Thanks for the HUGE laugh!!

Comment by Pat L. in IL on May 31, 2012 at 1:52pm

If everyone has heard about the "Mayo" house, I better ask Jeff if it is "famous" or "infamous"???? LOL!!


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