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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Margaret Higginbotham

What's an Ombudsman and FRG and how to contact them


What's an Ombudsman and FRG and how to contact them

So what are an Ombudsman and a Family Readiness Group, and how do I find mine? Scroll down and read. The websites offered in this group at the official Navy FFSC info and much more. FInding out the Ombudsman info is just one of many things Navy families need to know. Read on!

Location: Navy Wide
Members: 148
Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2018

Discussion Forum

How to locate your sailor's Ombudsman and your Family Readiness Group (FRG)

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom May 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Find your Fleet and Family Support Center

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom May 24, 2013. 0 Replies

Contact Your Ombudsman

Started by deeS. Last reply by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Jun 6, 2011. 1 Reply

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Comment by Susan mom to Niko on February 22, 2009 at 11:19pm
That is wonderful to hear annmarie! Go navy!
Comment by Rebecca on February 22, 2009 at 11:01pm
I am glad to hear that!
Comment by Rebecca on February 22, 2009 at 7:44pm
Here is the link to their webpage, it will take you directly to the OMBUDSMANS information.
Comment by NevadaSierra on February 20, 2009 at 10:46am
THanks Regina - I'm waiting for their response. I would love to know about a ships newsletter, etc. Our sailor said in passing that he got a letter but he is such a quiet person and doesn't talk much - I was hoping to check out past issues and learn more about what he is doing and all of that. If you know of a web site (I am learning that I'm not very good at the searching thing-I'm sure it is because of my patience level.). Any information would be so welcomed. We are working with my inlaws (both 87) doing the family history - and building a chapter on vets. So, Grandpa wants to know what the sailor has been up to. Of course, we haven't been able to ask the 'sailor'. Thanks again - blessings~s
Comment by NevadaSierra on February 19, 2009 at 10:41am
Hey Meg - thank you again, I got a e-mail for the Chair for the group at Bangor (WA). I wanted to share the e-mail if anybody else is looking for it to save a little of the searching time. I sent the -mail and am waiting and praying that they respond. The e-mail is: Thank you again Meg - your help eased my heart! God Bless.
Comment by Rebecca on February 14, 2009 at 7:35pm
Well Annmarie, Start with the speaking to the OMBUDSMAN and see what she can do. If your son is not sure what to do and just needs his questions answered, he can always got to base legal. If he feels his treatment is not what it should be, they have patient reps for our active duty members to speak too. He doensn't need to be afraid to ask questions, just needs to remember to do it respectively. Sometimes its hard for our Jr. Sailors to ask these questions, and do need help. He himself can also go to the Fleet and Family Support Center. I also recommend he speak with a Chaplain, they are the best people to speak with and its confidentail as the OMBUDSMANS are. There is a lot of help out there, its just knowing where to go and get it. He also always, always need to keep his chain of command informed.
Comment by Rebecca on February 14, 2009 at 7:14pm
Annmarie, I posted the number to the Great Lakes FFSC, below Meg's response. Is your son in boot camp?
Comment by Rebecca on February 14, 2009 at 7:08pm
Here is the information you are seeking.( SUSAN ) HST_OMB_3@HSTRUMAN.NET
Comment by Rebecca on February 14, 2009 at 7:06pm
I suggest for you to call the Fleet and Family Support Center and they will be able to direct you to the OMBUDSMAN for your sons command. (847) 688-3603
Comment by Rebecca on February 14, 2009 at 2:26pm
He can call the Fleet and Family Support Center and get the information for the Command OMBUDSMAN, the number is (808) 474-1999

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