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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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Yokosuka, Japan Moms Discussions (12)

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Moving Off Base

My sailor will be moving off base. The place is about 15 minutes from base. Does anyone have any tips on where to buy used furniture? And h…

Started by navysis030495

0 May 8, 2019

need advise

My 20 year old daughter has been in Japan stationed for about one year. She is struggling and i believe she maybe seeking a discharge. Is t…

Started by Alaska mom

2 May 9, 2017
Reply by me2anavymom

Getting orders out of Japan

My son has been on shore duty over 2 1/12 years now.  He has been trying to get orders since April, but everything he picks, is denied.  No…

Started by purplegiraffe69

2 Aug 18, 2015
Reply by Spokane Sailormom

Shiloh CG-67

Hey everyone. My son is on the Shiloh CG-67. I talked to him last probably 2 weeks ago on facebook. Then had not heard anything until a few…

Started by Navymomx2

3 Mar 21, 2014
Reply by Amberwaves

Housing in Yokosuka

Hi, My son is on the base there in Yokosuka. He has just started looking at housing off the base. Can anyone give me an estimate as to how…

Started by Navymomx2

0 Dec 24, 2013

Ophthalmology Moms wanted :)

Hello Ladies :) I am looking for moms whose kids are in the Ophthalmology Dept on base in Yokosuka ...anybody here??? 

Started by kubasmom

0 May 29, 2013

Holiday Doings!

OK, for all those moms who know their kids can't figure out what to do with free time, MWR has some great things going on. Go check out the…

Started by Mike's Mom (S-PACT/Yokosuka,JP)

1 Dec 20, 2012


Hi Ladies, My son's B day is upcoming. He is out to sea and not sure when he is due back. Can I send him a small package with treats in it…

Started by Adam's Mom.

2 Jan 28, 2012
Reply by willoSailorMom

Son is going to Yoko. Curtis Wilbur

Hi. Should he bring a laptop? He comes home for Christmas from A school then he goes to Yoko. Will the ship be there or does he go meet it…

Started by Adam's Mom.

7 Dec 7, 2011
Reply by Adam's Mom.

Daughter stationed in Japan

I am new here and still learning about this site so forgive me if I am asking for duplicate information.  My daughter leaves tomorrow night…

Started by msspeedfreak

9 Jul 12, 2011
Reply by msspeedfreak


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