This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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.




USS Shoup Moms

Moms of children serving on the USS Shoup.

Members: 36
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2017

Discussion Forum

todays tusnami affecting our ship uss shoup?

Started by my sweet sailor. Last reply by Dawni1 Nov 11, 2013. 1 Reply

USS Shoup PR

Started by BigSis. Last reply by BigSis Mar 24, 2011. 3 Replies

heard from sailors in last 6 weeks?

Started by BigSis. Last reply by Kristine's Mom Feb 5, 2011. 6 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Alexs Mom on April 25, 2017 at 4:19pm

Hi Everyone. My son was sent to Everett a few weeks ago. He has been assigned to the USS Shoup.

Comment by Tawnie on December 4, 2015 at 12:17pm

Comment by Tawnie on December 4, 2015 at 10:55am

Hi Amy...thank you for the info.  We are close too, 3.5 hours away so I hope to get to see him lots when his ship is in port.

Comment by Amy on December 3, 2015 at 9:55pm

Hi Tawnie,

My son has been on the Shoup for several years. He just finished his service with the Navy in May! I do remember him telling me that mail can be challenging when they are docked at the base. So you might check on that with him, to make sure that the mail service on the ship is active. Or encourage him to get a office box in Everrett. It's a short bike ride from base. Regardless, your son's Welcome Aboard packet will include his specific mailing address. We live about 5 hours away from the base so I didn't have to mail very often because he'd drive home fairly regularly.

The Shoup also has a great family facebook page"Shoup familyreadinessgroup" and there's the official Shoup page "Official Page of USS Shoup". There's also the official ship site:

Best wishes to you!


Comment by Tawnie on December 3, 2015 at 6:15pm

Hello Mom's, my son has been assigned to the USS Shoup.  I know they are not out to sea but how do I get his address so I can send him fun stuff?

Comment by spyder013 on May 1, 2014 at 4:33pm
Thanks for sharing....good idea! Hope all is good for everyone!!!
Comment by Sarah's mom. Ship 07 DIV 077 on May 1, 2014 at 8:51am

Hello girls. Have not been on here for a while, but wanted to share this link to this cool t-shirt. I just bought one for myself.

Go to this link to check

Comment by spyder013 on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am
Her dad is in Oceanside and I am in phx. I went over several weekends and had lots of fun. Her dad spent time during the week as well as weekends. It was great!!!
Comment by lynnee22 on April 23, 2014 at 12:44am

Hey joirenee...Congratulations on the engagement of your son! And spyder do you live in the San Diego area because we do too! We too enjoyed the month with my son while the Shoup was here. My husband works downtown and would take him to the base each morning and I would pick him up at night. He spent almost every night with us. My son told me that there was one other sailor with a San Diego connection so that must be you spyder!

Comment by spyder013 on April 22, 2014 at 7:54am
Congrats on the engagement!
All is great on this end...had quite a bit of time with daughter over past several was great!
Hoping all is good with everyone.

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