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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.





for everyone that has a family member, spouse or loved ine aboard the wasp to share stories, relieve stress, make new friends, and all aorund support for each other.

Location: anywhere that has affiliation with the Wasp
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Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2019

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Started by navyrecruit Dec 26, 2017. 0 Replies

USS Wasp in Ft. Lauderdale for Fleet Week 2012

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Apr 30, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by NCali on March 23, 2018 at 12:28am

Hi everyone!

I found a company that can send a care package for free to your sailor if you are short on money or you don't have time to shop and send something to your sailor.  

The company is

I am out of job and I ask for a care package for my son and I got a package sent to him and I also got an email saying that they will be glad to send packages to the other sailors in the unit. 

This is what I received from them (short version of the  emial) and I want to share with all of you. 

Hello N.....

Thank you for requesting a care package from Operation Gratitude!

We would like to send a care package to every member of their unit as well! If you can provide us with a roster of those they serve with, we will gladly fill a box for each of them.

Please submit a Request Package form for each one on the Operation Gratitude website or if it is a large unit send the attached Roster Request form with the new names only and email the form directly to me.

We understand that deployments may get cut short and/or that units may get moved to a different base.  Please notify us immediately if there is a change of address, location or return date.


Thank you for the opportunity to express our appreciation. 

We hope that you can let other units know about our program so that we can support them as well.


Kelly South

Senior Manager Military and First Responder Engagement

Phone 424-488-6079 Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm PST (West Coast)

I called Kelly and she said that I only need to get the First Initial of the sailor and the last name in order for them to receive a package, with the understanding that they are in the same unit because all will be in the same address, she said also that she does not need the rank (for privacy factor).

Feel free to reach out to them if you want your sailor and his unit receive something unexpected :) 

Ask your sailor for their shipmates info and this organization will do the rest.

Hope this info can help!

Comment by NavyWife2011 on September 7, 2017 at 9:23pm
Yay! I found out yesterday, but so proud of them! I can't wait to head over!
Comment by NCali on September 7, 2017 at 8:31pm
Comment by NavyWife2011 on September 7, 2017 at 8:19pm
Yes, that is true! You can also read about it on :-)
Comment by NCali on September 7, 2017 at 12:38pm
Hi all! I just found out that the Wasp is helping with the hurricane relief in Virgen Island. My son call me. He is a Yeoman and able to make a phone call. He wasn't able to give details but apparently the ship will serve as base for people in the area that is affected by the storm.
Comment by JBMom on August 23, 2017 at 9:46pm
It's an 8 1/2 hour drive for us but I have to see him before he leaves. Safe travels if you decide to make the trip.
Comment by JBMom on August 23, 2017 at 6:32pm
Hi gingerhf
I joined awhile ago amd asked the same thing. Hopefully you'll get a response. If you find another(active)group please let me know.
My son is on the USSWasp as well. They're sail out om Momday, right?
Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on August 15, 2016 at 12:08am

I posted some thank you notes in the USS Wasp thread.  We finished wave 5 on 8-13.  And the ship is done.  Thanks to any who helped us do this ship.  

Your support means helps alot.  We are a "pay if forward" group and we are doing the USS San Antonio in 10 days.  If you'd like to help, we'd love it.

Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on July 31, 2016 at 8:14pm

Wave 4 is completed and we sent 430 pillowcases this time.  We have at least 1 more wave, so if you want to be involved please let me know.  We can always use help to pay it forward to the ships traveling with the Wasp as well.


Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on July 22, 2016 at 10:28pm

Hi CeliaSews, my apologies!  I am just seeing this.  You can make some pcs for the ship.  If you check out the Heads at Ease group on here, we have some patterns.  I also have a FB group as well.  

Basically make pillowcases in any pattern that works for you and when you have some made, let me know.  I will then give you the mailing address.

Honestly, we can use the help.  We have mailed 3 waves so far for a total of 993 pillowcases.  But we have lots more to go. 

Wave 4 begins on Monday.  if you would send me your email address in personal message, it is easier for me to communicate like that.  I have gone back to work at the school I work in.



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