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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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Pam Bryant

USS Ponce (LPD15) - Alumni


USS Ponce (LPD15) - Alumni

Former sailors of the Ponce.  

Members: 43
Latest Activity: Apr 2, 2014

Discussion Forum


Started by dougsmom Mar 3, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by dougsmom. Last reply by NavyMomLinda(sh09div340) Feb 22, 2011. 1 Reply

Navy Exchange

Started by dougsmom Nov 15, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by NecornhuskerMom on January 18, 2011 at 10:21am
Hi Theresa.... I will be sending my pillowcases out to you today overnight mail so you should have them by tomorrow. There is one for our son and one for someone else. Thanks for waiting for me.
Comment by dougsmom on January 16, 2011 at 9:35am
Oh, Thank you, Theresa.  I always worry about things being sent through the mail.  Don't know why.  I'm jus glad they arrived safe and sound.  Seriously, if you need/want more, just let me know. I will be happy to make them.
Comment by dougsmom on January 15, 2011 at 12:57am
Theresa, did you receive the pillowcases today that I sent?  Please let me know. 
Comment by NecornhuskerMom on January 13, 2011 at 10:06am
Theresa, I am working on getting my pillowcases done but I don't know if I will be able to get them to you exactly by the 18th.....(with the holiday on Monday) If you have it by the 19th or 20th is that ok?
Comment by dougsmom on January 12, 2011 at 4:10pm
Theresa, I mailed 3 pillowcases to you this morning.  They should be with you on Friday.  It is addressed to Theresa since I don't know your last name.  One is for my son and has his name embroidered on it.  the other two can be for anyone you choose.  Thank you so much again for organizing this wonderful project.  By the way, I had never made a pillowcase before but make quilts and have tons of fabric.  These were pretty easy to make.  If you need more, please let me know and I will make them for you.  Thanks again, Theresa
Comment by dougsmom on January 1, 2011 at 8:43pm
Oh, Theresa, what a wonderful thing to do.  I will be soooo happy to make them.  I have an embroidery machine and will embroidery something on them.  Any suggestions as to what I should write?  Also, I need your address to mail them to.  I will do them next week and get them mailed to you.  Thank you,  thank you, thank you.  Also, if anyone else would like me to embroider something on some for them, just let me know and I will be happy to do it.  It really won't take very long at all
Comment by dougsmom on December 30, 2010 at 10:49am
I join all these wonderful moms in wishing our sailors and their families a Very Happy And Safe New Year. 
Comment by dougsmom on December 25, 2010 at 2:03pm
Yes, Pam, I will certainly light a blue candle.  Thank you for your kind words.
Comment by dougsmom on December 25, 2010 at 11:14am

Merry Christmas to all of you and to our Sailors.  I know we all miss them today.  This is the first Christmas my son has not been home.  I know you all know that empty feeling

Comment by dougsmom on October 29, 2010 at 6:25pm
Thank you so much, ladies. I really appreciate you

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