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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.


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USS Fitzgerald

Moms of sailors on the Fitz

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2020

Discussion Forum

fitzgerald coming back to homeport

Started by Cathy. Last reply by Cathy Dec 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Does anyone know if the Fitz is headed back to homeport since Korea lauched the rocket already?Continue

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Comment by Monkeywrench on June 20, 2017 at 11:59pm

my son was also on the USS Fitz until two to three years ago. he worked in the radio room and found out that his old berth was one of the ones affected. My heart stopped when I heard of the accident. Unlike these mothers I am able to tell my son at least a little longer how much I love him

Comment by daizygirl72 on June 20, 2017 at 11:07pm

My son called the USS Fitzgerald home for 3 years. He was close friends with 4 out of the 7.My heart goes out to all the families and Sailor's on the ship.I can't imagine getting that call. If there's anything I can do PLEASE let me know.

Comment by msmom on August 25, 2013 at 8:01pm

Good Sunday Fitz Moms!

It's been a long time since I logged on. Sorry.

My sailor has been on the Fitz for three years and will separate in October. I am thankful that he will be based closer to home for one year but have grown comfortable with the support level and leadership on the Fitz. I now fear the unknown of where he will be going. 

You will find comfort here and in your sailor's face on skype and the words in their messages. I would send my sailor packages (more frequently than I like to admit LOL). I see stuff and pick it up till the box is full, then send it on. They share the stuff we send with each other and it draws them closer.

My youngest joined the Air Force this spring after preparing for over a year. That's kept me busy. I thought I was keeping up with Navy and had to learn Air Force too.

I'm wishing you all comfort and pray for the safety and well being of all our Fitz sailors and families.

I will forever be a Fitz mom.

Comment by daizygirl72 on August 24, 2013 at 9:47pm
Talked to my son earlier and he confirmed they are dry docked! In his words"yup we're chillin" lol
Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on August 24, 2013 at 9:28am
They are going to be dry docked? In Japan?
Comment by Sailor's Mom on August 23, 2013 at 10:23pm
BTW mg son has been there since March.
Comment by Sailor's Mom on August 23, 2013 at 10:22pm
They will be dry docked for a year is what I am hearing. New to the Fitz make sure you join the Fitz Facebook page.You can see some of the places they have been and promotions.
Comment by daizygirl72 on August 23, 2013 at 9:33pm
Thank you rosiemo! So glad they are back in Japan! Yay to skyping again! My youngest leaves for bc September 17th. So will be going through all those emotions again. Dreading it. And as it is getting closer my nerves are getting more frayed. I am so proud of their decision to join the navy but it is definitely harder than I thought. Turning your children over to strangers and hoping they take care of them has been a true test of trust for me. And yet I can look at my son the sailor and watch him walk a little taller, stand a little straighter and be so gracious with strangers as they come up and shake his hand and thank him for his service. I know he made the right choice for him. And us. Thanks for giving me a forum to ramble lol
Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on August 23, 2013 at 8:24pm
My daughter has been there since may
Comment by daizygirl72 on August 23, 2013 at 4:25pm
Hey everyone! Am new to this group,my son has been on the Fitzgerald since February. We miss him terribly. Would love to connect with other moms that are missing their sailors too!

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