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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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.






Families who have Sailors aboard the USS Ramage (DDG 61). The Ramage is stationed out of Norfolk, VA.

Location: Norfolk, VA
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2019

Links, pictures, and other stuff....

Here's the link for the USS Ramage website:

Naomi L Wetterstrom
Command Family Ombudsman
United Through Reading Homefront Coordinator
USS Ramage (DDG 61)

FRG President:

OPSEC Points :

Don’t discuss current or future destinations/ ports of call/deployment bases .
Don’t discuss current or future operations or missions.
Don’t discuss current or future dates and times of exercises or missions.
Don’t discuss readiness issues and numbers.
Don’t discuss specific training equipment.
Don’t discuss people’s names and operations.
Don’t speculate about current or future operations.

Discussion Forum

Welcome to the USS Ramage Families Group!

Started by Melissa (Tucson). Last reply by ChrisyDVM(Chris'sMom) Jun 2, 2011. 4 Replies

Homecoming - April 2009

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick Apr 6, 2009. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of USS RAMAGE (DDG 61) FAMILIES to add comments!

Comment by Mitchellsmom on November 27, 2015 at 12:22am son Mitchell is on the Ramage .I am concerned but I no he is doing his job.would like ant pics and updates on him if possible.thank you

Comment by Bobbie on April 30, 2015 at 12:21pm

Is there another active page for the USS Ramage families?

Comment by Kerin on December 23, 2011 at 7:39pm

Thank you so much for all of your information.  Bless our families!  Hope to see you soon.  Kerin

Comment by Jessica Rubano on December 22, 2011 at 10:19pm

Kerin- yes your son has to be the one to add you to ombudsman for their per-cautions and safety reasons ;) just went through it myself

Comment by ChrisyDVM(Chris'sMom) on December 22, 2011 at 8:14pm

Kerin, I believe you will need to email your son and ask him to contact the ombudsman and give her permission to send you the ship's info and pics of the day, etc or ask your son for that info. This is my son's 1st deployment also and I'm still learning a ton but the info passed down from the ship as well as this site has been very helpful! My son is coming home with the earlybirds...anyone else out there in the same "boat"?


Comment by Brianna54 on December 22, 2011 at 7:32pm

Kerin- Email the ombudsman and let her know who u have aboard the ship and tell her you are wanting information on arrival date. etc.

Comment by Kerin on December 22, 2011 at 7:20pm

Homecoming seems so long as we approach Christmas without our husbands, sons, daughters and friends but knowing that they are indeed coming home makes the wait bearable.  As I live in the west how do I find out an anticipated arrival date?  Is there a contact number or link I can access?

Comment by rrenems on December 22, 2011 at 3:42pm

Hi I am Robin.  My son is aboard the Ramage.  Can't wait to see him in Norfolk.  His fiancee, me and my mom will be there, so I am sure I will be seeing many of you then.  Hang in there girls.  It is almost time to see our guys.

Comment by Jessica Rubano on December 22, 2011 at 3:20pm

Hi ladies, my name is Jessica my husband is aboard the Ramage. I just wanted to say hi to everyone!!! :)

Comment by ChrisyDVM(Chris'sMom) on December 21, 2011 at 1:18am

Hi Kerin and Cindie! I haven't been on here in a while. Can't wait to see my son! Miss him sooo much! Christmas will be hard without him. Keeping my eyes on Jesus and praying for the Ramage's safe return!


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