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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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mothers and family members of sailors stationed on USS GERMANTOWN.

Members: 36
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2019

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Comment by ladybug1961 on January 19, 2011 at 3:28pm

Oh I am so glad to read about my sailors ship!!! I have heard nothing since they left port.  I have sent 3 packages but did not know of the last 4 numbers 1730..

I pray he still gets them. he does not have a computer. but has email address. are there computers on ship to use.  I do have information on calling card. I sent an international card to him.  There are country code numbers you need . I called Verizon and the man was very helpful.  He said US cell phones don't work. need to use phone in hotel or buy one like Japan or wherever he is.

US 800 number only works in US.

Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 18, 2011 at 4:33am

Guess it won't be long now, that these guys will be eating sushi!  I hear they've been through a few storms and diverted course more than once!!

Brenda, I spotted your son in a couple of GTown holiday pictures...  

Carol, I met the uncle of another sailor onboard that is as tall as your son. There are 2 "headbangers" on that ship!  


Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 15, 2011 at 5:42am

" "Families: I have gotten a few messages regarding the ship's address and when to send packages. Packages can be sent at any time according to your wish. They need to be sent with the Sailor's rank and name, i.e.

EN1 Anyone
(Sailor's Division)
USS Germantown LSD 42
FPO AP 96666-1730

Sailor's Name
Sailor's Division
USS Germantown LSD 42
FPO AP 96666-1730 " "

Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 6, 2011 at 5:14am
I couldn't be in San Diego in person, so I watched on my computer, webcams and snapped pictures.
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 6, 2011 at 5:13am
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 3, 2011 at 2:50pm

Yes!  Happy Holidays!  Thankfully, my daughter got last minute clearance to come home for a few days.  Now comes the hard part again, she's freezing her phone account today, so we'll be back to phone cards, email and snail mail.  I'm going to try Skype.  Have you guys done that?  I hope 2011 finds everyone better than last year!


Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on December 7, 2010 at 7:08pm
Merry Christmas! She's on board! Loves it. We'll see when she gets back from first "water" experience... sea sick? Hahahaha. I was allowed a private ship tour myself! Now I can relate to what she tells me. It was awesome. The upcoming deployment will end as a Tiger cruise. Anyone ever do that?
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on November 8, 2010 at 5:06pm
Greetings!! My daughter has not left GL, yet. I think she's waiting for snow! It does looks like she'll be home with me on Thanksgiving, however, then on to SD. We don't know specific dates yet. She's very excited and cannot wait to relocate. Brenda, She tells me that she has heard that this ship will be traveling mid/late January, we'll see... you hear anything different? Carolcbss - Thanks for letting me know that cell phones work on the ship! I hope Abigail will get to experience a short test run too before any lengthy trip. The distance she's been from shore is those piers you can walk to the end of the California! She asked for it though! I'm sure she'll be okay. :) I look forward to her having a few days home, her 1st time since bootcamp began.
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on October 22, 2010 at 9:28pm
Hi, I'm Lorna, in Nevada. Daughter just graduated bootcamp, still in GL, and her orders are to be in SD, on this ship end of November. I'm very new to all this, learning as I go. So I guess I will know a lot more in another month or so. (I just found out we are Gator Navy Moms now.)

I, too, am glad there are "others" associated with this ship. Thanks. I'll be talking to you all later, I'm sure. Have a great weekend.
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on October 21, 2010 at 3:32pm
Daughter will be on this ship very soon. Anyone out there?

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