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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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


Yokosuka, Japan Moms

This group was started for Moms who have a sailor in Yokosuka, Japan.

Members: 241
Latest Activity: Dec 5, 2020

Discussion Forum

Moving Off Base

Started by navysis030495 May 8, 2019. 0 Replies

need advise

Started by Alaska mom. Last reply by me2anavymom May 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Getting orders out of Japan

Started by purplegiraffe69. Last reply by Spokane Sailormom Aug 18, 2015. 2 Replies

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Comment by Jack's Momma on October 15, 2018 at 1:32pm

hello well we have his first official orders, he will travel to San Diego  in January and complete his C School then off to Japan in August. Any tips you can share would be appreciated.

Comment by Bend mom on September 6, 2018 at 6:54pm

Summer girl my daughter calls from Yokosuka on free skype. We talk 1-3 hrs every weekend for free. It is voice only w/o picture but it's free so not complaining. 

Comment by summer_girl on September 5, 2018 at 9:00pm

Hi NevadaSierra - my son arrived in Yokosuka in June.  It has been hard for him to connect b/c it is so expensive to use his phone, he only calls and sends messages thru Facebook, so he has to have WiFi.  He says it can be hard to get reliable WiFi on base.  He also seems to keep forgetting there is a 13 hour time difference :-)  but I am always happy to hear from him, even at 3am!  He is on the USS John S. McCain.  I miss him terribly, but he seems happy.  

Comment by NevadaSierra on September 5, 2018 at 4:25pm

Thank you for adding me to this group. Our son and his wife got to the base on Valentines Day. He is on the USS Ronald Regan. We haven't heard much from him (normal), and occasionally hear from the girls (our daughter in-law and granddaughter). Any help is greatly appreciated.

Comment by Beachmomblue on July 20, 2018 at 8:39am

I'm finally going to see my son.  They are sending him to Hawaii for schooling and I'm going to meet him there.  He wants to hike, tent, go clubbing with his mom lol, get matching tattoos which I'm not sure I can do, and stay at hostils ugh.  Any suggestions.

Comment by summer_girl on June 11, 2018 at 9:23pm

My son left last Wednesday for two years.  He says it is really beautiful there, though the toilets at the airport confused him (lots of buttons)!. They put him right to work and this week he is taking classes on Japanese culture.  Big adjustment, but his sponsor has been really great and has introduced him to some of his new shipmates.  I miss him, but what an experience for him!

Comment by barefootie on June 11, 2018 at 1:49pm

Congratulations Vicky!  Great news.  Mine leaves September for 4 years.  Ugh 

Comment by Vicky on June 11, 2018 at 1:47pm
After being stationed in Japan for the past 3 years, my son is finally stateside! While he loved Japan, we are all so excited that he will now be closer to home. I have not very many times, but this site was a huge comfort while he was in Yokosuka.
Comment by sethmom on May 8, 2018 at 11:25am

My son is stationed there. He has been there since July 4, 2017. He is doing well .  We ALL took a while to process the reality that he was going to Japan but we have adjusted and so has he.  Your son will as well as long as he has a good attitude and does his work with integrity and stays out of trouble.  

Ill try to answer as many questions as I can.

Comment by summer_girl on May 3, 2018 at 9:16pm

Hello - my son's rank is Quartermaster and he just got his orders for Yokosuka, Japan.  He is still in Great Lakes as he has not been given his leave and report dates, but he believes he will be leaving the end of May/beginning of June.  I am still processing this, but have many questions, so hopefully, can find some answers in this group as this site has been invaluable to me ever since I joined last year while my son was in DEP.


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