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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 Tina RH on January 27, 2012 at 10:05pm
My Google alerts are on fire tonight....does this mean that our sailors stay o
n the ponce & no new commands?
Comment by dougsmom on January 27, 2012 at 10:35am

Don't we all just love New Baby Announcements.  Congratulations Bryant's mom. 

Comment by dougsmom on January 13, 2012 at 10:22am

Good morning, Ponce moms.  Theresa, thank you so much for posting the article below. 

We are finally having winter here in Oklahoma after several weeks of very mld weather.  No snow and thankfully, no ice, but very cold the past couple of days.  Tomorrow it will warm up again but certainly not to the 80 degrees that I am more comfortable with. 

Have a wonderful day today and a nice restful weekend.

Comment by dougsmom on January 1, 2012 at 10:17pm

Happy New year to you all.  I am so happy we are all keeping in touch

Comment by dougsmom on November 23, 2011 at 11:16pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your sailors.  I've been cooking all day and being sad that Doug will not be with us.  Have a wonderful day and, as Pam said, get as full as a fat puppy.  Too cute, Pam.  

Comment by dougsmom on November 18, 2011 at 11:44am

You arre so right, Theresa.  I, too, hope we can all keep in touch and that this site stays active.  Though I have not met any of you, I feel as though I know you all.  A reunion would be wonderful and I would make a point of being there if it is at all possible.  Living in Oklahoma, I have missed so many of the events related to our Sailors and the USS Ponce. 

Comment by Tina RH on November 4, 2011 at 6:51am
Wow...spell check...LOL. going to check powerball numbers!
Comment by Tina RH on November 3, 2011 at 11:29pm
That is wonderful! I've been do busy, I better check the powerfully numbers
Comment by jacquec1253 on November 3, 2011 at 9:35pm
Thank you so much for the news clip. I like many of you am just bursting with pride and shed a few tears. So sad that they're decommissioning her. Hopefully we can all still stay in touch. God Bless
Comment by dougsmom on November 3, 2011 at 1:04pm
Pam, I hope your uncle is able to visit the ship and connect with Jonatan,  God Bless our sailors.

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