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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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Frigate Moms

Members: 28
Latest Activity: May 14, 2014

Welcome to All Moms, Wives, Girlfriends who may have a sailor on a frigate. I noticed that there was a nice site for Destroyer Moms (lots of activity there) but could not find one for the sailors on the small ships, frigates with much smaller numbers of sailors per ship. There are a couple of frigates with a moms' sight of their own but little, if any, activity there.  Thought, maybe collectively, we could develop a site with lots of sharing and support and develop our own Frigate Moms site. Please stop by often and share with us. This ship assignment is totally new to me and I am sure I will have lots of questions. There may be others out there with the same....and I am sure there are lots of experienced family members out there with oodles of answers, stories from from your frigate sailor's adventures. Here we go, April 2012, let's come together and support each other.

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Comment by gabrielsmomma on July 27, 2012 at 10:19am

Does anyone know anything about rules for mailing "canned" items to our sailors? I'm aware of the "cakes in mason jars" but what about other fresh foods - anyone know if this is ok?
Thanks! Gabrielsmomma

Comment by paces on June 15, 2012 at 9:11pm

Hi, mombychoice. Thank you for the invite. Our son won't be on a ship, but I still would like to me a member. He may be assigned to one later. Not sure I can share more right now. He will graduate from A school on June 29.

Comment by Denise - browns57 on June 13, 2012 at 12:57pm

My son is also on his 1st deployment on the USS Curts.  My thanks to gabrielsmomma for finding me and leading me to this group.

Comment by gabrielsmomma on June 13, 2012 at 11:37am

My son is on his 1st deployment. He is on the USS Curts. I am hoping to find another Mom with a Sailor aboard the Curts.

Comment by Carebear on March 31, 2012 at 8:40pm

Ladies I found out the other night he will be on a Cruiser off of Norfolk, He will Graduate around April 12th

Comment by Vickimed(AECF-ET) on March 30, 2012 at 12:56am

Hi Everyone. It is nice to see someone started this group. You don't see many Mom groups for frigates. My son is on the USS INGRAHAM out of Everett Wa. He is about to end his first deployment. Thank goodness this deployment is about to come to an end. I've missed him so much. Everytime the Ingraham post pictures I am going through them with a fine tooth comb trying to find him in any picture I can. When I do it just makes my day. My husband and I live in Huntsville, Al on Redstone Arsenal. We just moved here from Atlanta Ga. Chris went off to Boot Camp end of May of 2010. A lot has happened in his short career in the Navy. Now his is about to end his first deployment. 

Comment by Carebear on March 21, 2012 at 8:24pm

mombychoice I have sent you an email.  I have a little time off for myself this evening.

Comment by mombychoice on March 21, 2012 at 8:12pm

Well by the time I looked at this group Robin, you had already joined here too. Great.

Comment by Carebear on March 20, 2012 at 5:21pm

Hello ladies My son will graduate April 12th from Corey Station his rate is in IT.  No orders has been given to him.  So we are all waiting paitently

Comment by ThunderD'sMom on March 20, 2012 at 2:59pm

Hi Carebear,  hope all is well with you.  Is your son going to be on a Frigate too? Where will he be stationed?


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