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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 CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243) on February 24, 2013 at 8:05am
Pat, i completely understand! Cory called me a few days ago because he has a phone from Thailand he can call out on. I guess guys were lining up behind him wanting to use it too. So sounds like they want to call/write home....they just havent had the option. Hopefully they'll hit land soon. But i have no idea. Use the Germantown group for all your worries and "yea!!! He called's" lol
Comment by cakemom on February 24, 2013 at 3:36am
CorysNavyMom.....Thank you so much for the info! I was getting worried because I hadn't heard from my son in a month! It's been really tough not hearing from my boy! This has been the longest that I have not had any contact with him.
Comment by CorysNavyMom (Ship 11 Div 243) on February 24, 2013 at 2:27am
Cakemom....they are not on land...last we knew. And are out, with several stops being made to different locations before returning to Sasebo in what we are hearing could be April or May. Right now computers on ship arnt working. So we all have sketchy communication from our kids/grandkids. Hopefully when they go on shore somewhere we will all get updates and have our minds put at ease.
Comment by cakemom on February 24, 2013 at 2:05am

Hi There! Does anyone know if the Germantown is back in port in Japan or are they still out to sea. I havent heard from my son in awhile and was wondering if they are in port. Thanks...

Comment by cakemom on February 17, 2013 at 12:58pm
Hi my name is Pat and I have a son on the Germantown. I would very much like to be added to the group. thanks!
Comment by battlebuddy on January 31, 2013 at 3:05pm

Hawkeye Mom.....I have been so slack and I feel so bad but this is the first time I have been on here in a very long time. YES it was me. I was in Japan from July 2nd till the 12th. I met several of the Sailors on the ship. It was a wonderful trip, just a very long way to travel. Joshua didn't come home for the holiday's either so I am SO glad I went! It has been a total roller coaster since I got back from Japan with work and I found out in August my husband has a Heart condition that will require surgery this year. It has been STRESSFUL....but we will make it through this.

Comment by battlebuddy on January 31, 2013 at 2:58pm

Hi everyone. It has been a while since I have been on here. Welcome Beth and tonen1chols. My son has been on the Germantown since May 2011. He is a Ship Serviceman or SHSN. Has anyone heard from their sailors since they left out on this underway? We "girls" also have a group on Facebook, a private group so us Mom's can vent and chat :) I am Michelle Lucas Adams on FB if you would like to send a friend request, I can add you to the USS Germantown Mom's group. The G'town got underway recently and I have not heard from my Son since they headed out and I am getting a little ill with the boy. Ha ha~ :)  I'm sure you understand.

Comment by tonen1chols on December 19, 2012 at 1:05am

I just dropped my daughter off for travel to the ship. She will be there this weekend.

Comment by Hawkeye Mom on December 17, 2012 at 8:49pm
They do know each other. I am on Facebook. Send me a message and I will give you my Facebook info.
Comment by nicksmum on December 17, 2012 at 5:04pm

Hi jamesmum, I think nick knows a james on the ship, I wonder if it is your sailor. nick told me that this james has a mom on facebook or n4m's


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