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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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USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) Family and Friends


USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) Family and Friends

Location: Little Creek VA
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2019


In February 1981, the U. S. Navy awarded Lockheed Shipbuilding Company of Seattle, Washington, a contract to construct LSD 41, first of a new Dock Landing Ship class to replace the aging Thomaston-class LSDs. At 4 August 1981 keel-laying ceremony, the Honorable John F. Lehman, Secretary of the Navy, affixed his signature to the LSD 41 keel; the first keel of an amphibious assault ship lain in more than five years.
Although the first ship to carry the name Whidbey Island, there was at one time a ship on Navy rolls named USS Whidbey (AG-141), a small transport purchased from the U. S. Army and servicing U. S. Trust Territories in the late 1940s.
Whidbey Island, the first ship in a class designed specifically to interface with the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assisted in the operational and developmental testing of the amphibious assault craft from July to September 1985 and again in May and July 1986.

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Comment by NCNavymom on December 5, 2016 at 12:02am
lol...that's okay. I didn't have any questions. Just would like to speak with others that have loved ones on the ship. It kind of makes me feel closervice to my Sailor.
Comment by Mary Garner on December 4, 2016 at 11:59pm

I' 'm sorry! I didn't read very well. NOT associated with the ship USS Whidbey Island!!!!! But the actual island of in Washington State!!!!!!!    LOL

Comment by Mary Garner on December 4, 2016 at 11:51pm

NCNavymom...........I'm active but haven't been on for a long time. But I might be able to find help/info if I cannot provide it myself as my son is still on Whidbey.

Comment by NCNavymom on December 4, 2016 at 1:05pm
Any active members?
Comment by kati on November 19, 2012 at 2:29pm

Hello to you all, my son is stationed on the USS Whidbey Island.  I had a problem getting his ballot to him for this election.  We live in Ohio.  I got him an absentee ballot, and put it in another envelope, put 2 stamps on it and mailed it on Oct 24.  The envelope was a bit see through and if you inspected it closely you could tell it was a ballot.  I should have mailed it a little more stealth.  I was returned to my house on Nov 15, stamped MISSENT.  The address was correct since he did receive mail a week earlier.  I am looking for people who have had similar situations.  Please contact me if you know of anyone.

Comment by Skippy on November 15, 2012 at 12:39pm

Can someone let me know if there is a shuttle or bus service from the Barracks area to where the ship has been relocated?  Contemplating taking son's truck to him, but concerned about parking, and if there is transportation, can save the hassel of driving it down there.

Comment by katysmom on November 6, 2012 at 1:45pm

So my daughter just found out that she can't come home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, she's obviously sad about this as am I of course :(  Anyone know if they have an adopt sailor for the holidays program out there?  Or what those that do not have family there do during Thanksgiving and Christmas?  This is first holiday season away from home so it's going to be difficult for her, I just don't want her to feel alone.

Comment by katysmom on October 15, 2012 at 11:44am

Skippy, sounds great!  She loves to meet the other family members I communicate with through this amazing site!  Although she will be with me (thankfully) for a few days during the Christmas season, so if she's not there she's with me :D

Comment by Skippy on October 14, 2012 at 8:02pm
When I get there, sometime around Christmas, I'll give your daughter a huge hug
Comment by katysmom on October 12, 2012 at 11:40am

How exciting for you!  I'm in California so it's not a stone's throw from here sadly.


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