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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 dougsmom on November 3, 2011 at 1:03pm
Pam, thank you so much for posting the website to see the boradcast.  It brought tears to my eyes.  You are truly appreciated. 
Comment by Tina RH on October 28, 2011 at 11:08pm
Actually, the entire run they are doing would be a blast! Maybe I'll win power ball tomorrow night & take us all
Comment by Tina RH on October 28, 2011 at 10:55pm
Actually, the entire run they are doing would be a blast! Maybe I'll win power ball tomorrow night & take us all
Comment by dougsmom on October 28, 2011 at 7:10pm
I, too, wish I could be there.  What a nice article you shared with us, Theresa.  Thank you so muh.
Comment by AMMom on October 28, 2011 at 3:49pm
That was a nice article. A special ship with special guys on it!! Wish we could be in Florida for this.
Comment by Tina RH on October 28, 2011 at 9:17am
Wish I was closer to Florida!
With a little planning that would've been a great vacation!
Comment by dougsmom on October 11, 2011 at 6:08pm
Contratulations to Chris and his bride to be.  May God bless you all.
Comment by dougsmom on September 18, 2011 at 7:44pm
The same to you, Pam.  I miss you all.  We are finally enjoying some cooler weather in Oklahoma.  Thank God.  There are so many things to thank God for, isn't there. 
Comment by AMMom on August 23, 2011 at 4:03pm
Andrew said that he slept through it. His first earthquake and he was asleep. LOL
Comment by gmaof6 on August 7, 2011 at 4:25am

I cried when reading that on CNN. God bless them and their families.  A tragic loss for our country.  May God keep all our sailors safe.



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