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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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USS Mason

Is your sailor stationed on the USS Mason - then welcome aboard

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Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2019

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Comment by Sindy on April 29, 2019 at 7:06pm

Is this group still active?

Comment by jacqueline-rn on September 7, 2016 at 1:47am

I've been wringing my hands for the past 2 weeks hoping for some news and finally it occurred to me to ask you guys.  (You can blame it on stress, age, general idiocy or all of the above.)  My son's birthday is the last week of August.  I sent him packages, a card and several e-mail birthday wishes.  A few days later the article appears in the New York Times about the Mason being in the Strait of Hormuz while the Iranians are being annoying.  I haven't seen the newsletter on facebook either.  Are they getting mail?  Are they able to get or send Email?  I know this is dumb but while I'm not worried for his safety (who do they think they're messing with?) it hurts my heart to think that he didn't hear from home on his birthday.  Any news would be appreciated.  Keep OPSEC in mind.  Just to know my emails are getting through but he's too busy to answer would be good. 

Comment by YooperMom on January 22, 2016 at 8:37pm

My CS is now attached to the USS Mason...Hello!

Comment by ROSAISELA on July 4, 2014 at 11:43pm
Yes please tell me I am a mom of a sailor on the mason ship and haven't hear from him.. How is everyone? Are they all together?
Comment by navymommo on April 22, 2014 at 11:37am

Hope you are all enjoying leave and having your sailors home!

Comment by navymommo on April 8, 2014 at 1:57pm

I hope everyone here is in contact with FRG. - its all GOOD!  But if you are not, please message me.

Comment by Kim on March 12, 2014 at 10:22am

We stayed at the Navy Lodge when we visited our son last summer. I was under the impression that you couldn't check in unless you have your sailor with you. We would like to stay there again, but we will be coming in the day before, so that probably won't work for us, but we really liked it the Lodge.

Comment by erinmtodd on March 11, 2014 at 9:24pm

We will be staying at the Navy Lodge. Are any of the moms here aware of the Surprise for Sailors on the USS Mason Facebook page. They have done some pretty incredible things for our kids while they have been deployed. They have had awesome fundraisers and organized volunteers to send boxes to our sailors once a month. I adopted 4 sailors during the deployment. They have some great fundraisers going on for the sailors too. If your interested in finding out about the fundraiser or having a last minute fundraiser in your neck of the woods please let me know. All the proceeds go to the sailors homecoming!! Lets make this a memorable on for them!! My email is Also there is a site called they will make a sign designed by you for free all you have to pay is shipping and handling. I just got my sign it came out  awesome!! I cant wait to bring it to the dock!

Comment by jacqueline-rn on March 10, 2014 at 11:23pm

We are driving from Illinois to Virginia.  Can't give you any advice except hang loose and roll with the waves.  There will be rooms of some sort.  It's a touristy area!  I don't know where we'll wind up but it has to be a whole lot close to my sailor son than I have been for the past nine months!!  I can't wait!!!!!!

Comment by Kim on March 10, 2014 at 3:03pm

Is anyone traveling to Norfolk for homecoming?  I am trying to make motel reservations & just wondered if anyone had any good advice on a motel choice that is close to the base!


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