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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.

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USS Rushmore fans

Friends and Family of the USS Rushmore Sailors. Let's come together durijng this deployment !

Members: 26
Latest Activity: May 12, 2017

Discussion Forum

Any Moms planning to go on Tiger Cruise?

Started by Katonia. Last reply by Katonia Apr 17, 2013. 15 Replies

Hi I have a daughter thats out on deployment is there any one planning to go on Tiger Cruise?Continue


Started by Julee. Last reply by Julee Mar 21, 2013. 50 Replies

It has been a long time since I have been on this site. Is there any way of knowing the schedule of the rushmore? My daughter is on board. Looking forward to getting to know you all and sharing…Continue

Moving to San Diego

Started by jmasseca May 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Hey Ladies! I'm currently lucky enough to be in San Diego right visiting my lover but while he is at work I am trying to look into how to go about finding an apartment or house to live in next year…Continue

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Comment by USS Rushmore mom on August 7, 2015 at 10:34pm
I have not been on this site since bootcamp a year & half ago. My son is currently out on deployment w/the Rushmore family.
Comment by bethhc on November 24, 2012 at 8:54am

I had been hearing from my sailor every or every other day.  It has been nearly week, since I last had an email.  I am sort of freaking out.  She was sick last weekend and that was the last email I got.  I know they are in a blocked phone area but is anyone else getting emails?

Comment by jodybrock on September 20, 2012 at 3:04pm

My son is Deck 1 -1st Division.

But I have no idea how that works for others.

Comment by jodybrock on September 20, 2012 at 1:43pm

1735 is the correct one! I had it wrong. Thanks for clearing that up!

FRG = Family Readiness Group.

It is to support the families of sailors while they are underway. Many of them are wives/girlfriends in the SanDiego area who can support each other, but others like myself (I live in NY) can get a lot of information from there! I know things even my son doesn't. But it is a closed group, so you have to get approved to join.

FRG supports the USS Rushmore

Comment by jodybrock on September 20, 2012 at 1:07pm

MichelleProudMomofEddie- You are right! I see the 1735 on other posts too!  I have asked at the FB group FRG supports the USS Rushmore. You should join there if you are on Facebook. I will let you know what they tell me.

Comment by jodybrock on September 20, 2012 at 12:10pm

Your Sailors name)


(Your sailors Division)


Comment by jodybrock on September 16, 2012 at 1:43pm

Hello! This is my son's first deployment, and I can't be there to see him off tomorrow. His new bride is there, at least. But, it is more difficult than I thought it would be. Any advice? Also, what are some suggestions to send in care packages while they are deployed?

Comment by jodybrock on August 15, 2012 at 1:07pm

bethhc- I sent one to my son around the same time. He says they don't get mail while underway, so I too was hoping it would be waiting for him when they returned last time. His friend who has been on the ship longer, says it is totally hit or miss, and to send Christmas presents in October if we want them there in time.

Comment by bethhc on August 15, 2012 at 10:03am

Does anyone know what is up with the mail on the USS Rushmore, I sent a package to my daughter is early July, I know they have been in and out but she still has not gotten it.  I also sent phone cards directly to her and she has received nothing.  They are out again but she should have received them when they came back last week.She said everyone sai it takes forever but I sent a package to Japan, after I mailed hers and they have had there package for nearly a month.


Comment by jmasseca on February 10, 2012 at 5:39am

JodyBrock. You are the best mother in law ever. Thanks for tryign to keep me in the loop! And for introducing me to this site! I'm finally learning how to use it! :)


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