This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Peleliu Ready Group (Amphibious Squadron 3)


Peleliu Ready Group (Amphibious Squadron 3)

For people with loved ones on the USS Pelelui , USS Dubuque and the USS Pearl Harbor or anyone with any interested in them at all :-)

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2014

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Comment by goobemom on April 17, 2013 at 10:12am

Hello Everyone,  Don't feel bad Kathy, it's been just as long for me to check in.  This deployment has seemed twice as long as the last deployment my son was on.  We have one month to go.  Yeah!  They are in Hong Kong and my son says they were able to get 16 hours of Liberty.  Good for them.  I think that is how much time in total they have had seen they left.   My son also got a hotel with some friends.  Then another tattoo.  I am not for that however he is a grown man now.  

Welcome V--- I have no idea about the MEU.  I wished I could help.  I understand wanting to be there for the homecoming.  We all miss them so much we just want to physically hug them.  I know that the last time my son came back from deployment, he needed his space to unwind.  Yes the partying had to happen and his friends were more important at that time than his family.  I didn't take that personal.  He spent 10 months on that iron ship and he had to decomp before he came back to me as my son.

My son this time turned 21 while he was on the ship.  He is planning the Vegas trip with me to make up for it.  Can't wait.  

I am so proud of every single Sailor and Marine on the Pelelui.  It's been a tough journey however they all have made it through safely.  They gave up a lot for the United States of America.  I just wish everyone would recognize it.

Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on April 17, 2013 at 9:20am

Good morning everyone, its been a while since ive checked in. My daughter called from  Hong Kong, shes  having a great time, a bunch of them got a hotel, good break from the ship! Hawaii  next, then home! it sure has been a long deployment! Hope everyone has feared well, I know at times for me its been pretty difficult! I miss my baby girl, at times so much it would ache, the only thing that really kept me from breaking down is the fact that shes so happy, and loves the navy, with no regrets on joining! How could I be sad?? love you Paige, Im soooooooooo proud of you!! See you next month!!!

Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on March 3, 2013 at 12:00am
Good evening everyone, hope all is well heard from my daughter today she says ships morale is gotten a little better especially since they were able to pull into port! That makes me feel better too! Paige stays very busy and is studying really hard for her 3rd class test, right around the corner! She told me she's lost a lot of weight 55 pounds since she left, that worries me a bit because she did not need to loose any weight at all, she looks great she sent me a pic of her getting her enlisted aviation warfare specialist insigna! I'm so proud of her! She's a go getter! I send her care packages every week she has just told me no more for a while, she got everything she needs! And then some! I hope all of are kids are doing good, they have really done some wonderful things while at sea! I pray for all our kids every day and pray for there safety! They are all doing a great job! And hopefully there'll be home soon! Today is almost gone tommorow is 1 more day closer to seeing them! God bless the USS Peleliu and all our family members serving! We're soooo proud to be your family!!! Come home soon!!!
Comment by goobemom on February 20, 2013 at 11:13am

Jodia is absolutely right.  We all have to be careful.  I will tell you that even when a date is given it will probably change several times.  This is what I experienced on my son's last deployment.  It is really not concrete until they are in US waters.  I know everyone is getting impatient however we have to remain positive for the sailors.  Based on the conversations from my son, moral is really negative because they have not had any time off the ship.  Please do what you can may it being saying positive things, sending them things, or reminding them that they made a good choice by doing what they are doing.

Comment by Kathy-Paige's mom on February 18, 2013 at 3:32pm

does anyone know when the peleliu is do back to san diego from this loooong deployment???

Comment by goobemom on February 7, 2013 at 12:00pm

Hello Julie,  I am so happy for you!  It will be so nice to be able to have him shore duty all the time.  Tim was supposed to re-enlist however they told him he would have to spend another year on the ship.  He was not happy with that.  He said "Mom" I can't do another tour.  I really don't like being on the ship.  I have spoke to several Ex Navy guys and they have made suggestions for him and I have passed them on to him.  The decision is his.  I am here to support.

Julie, please keep in touch.  Again Congrats.

Comment by goobemom on January 17, 2013 at 2:37pm

Hello Bubu,

Welcome.  It was a good choice for you to join.  Usually one of us knows how to answer the questions that are asked.  It's tough when you don't know what to expect or how or what to do.  Hopefully you can get those types of answers here.  

Julie, thanks for letting us know that Adam emailed you.  They all just got their email back around 7 hours ago.  if you haven't heard from them it probably means they are on duty.  I am sure they are just as eager to talk to you as you are to them.

I hope everyone has got their Valentines gifts in the mail for them.

Comment by Bubu ( Alonzo's mom ) on January 16, 2013 at 1:23pm

Hello Moms,

    Everyone calls me Bubu, this is my first time on here.  The "USS Peleliu FRG" like Julie said is more for spouces. But It is a good source for information. But your not allowed to post anything or have conversations like here. I joined so I know whats happening.

Comment by Snickerdoodlemom on January 16, 2013 at 11:47am

What is the FRG facebook group?   How do I join that group?   I have the USS Peleliu on my facebook.  

Comment by goobemom on January 16, 2013 at 11:02am

Hello Everyone,

Julie is correct.  I know it is difficult Snickerdoodlemom.We are right there with you.  Not being able to hear their voice and give them support is really tough.  Keep writing him.  He will want to get caught up with the real world.  Don't forget to get a package to him.  My son said that the last time he was on deployment he looked forward everyday for mail call.   


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