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.




USS Pasadena

Support group for all proud family & friends of our Submariners....

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2017

Discussion Forum

Please pray for my son

Started by Cyn. Last reply by Cyn Oct 5, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi,My son Brian got to hawaii Aug 20th with his wife of almost one year. On sept 18th she passed away in her sleep at the young age of 23. our son just laid her to rest this past weekend and will be…Continue

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Comment by SlezaksMom on September 28, 2016 at 11:36pm
Kricket72 -- I sent a friend request so that you can contact me privately. I'm careful about OPSEC in public forums (all the time, actually), but sent you Ombudsman contact info so you can start the process.

Your sailor couldn't be in better hands! The crew of the Pasadena are great guys and I'm sure your son is busy getting his qualms completed and cleaning everything in sight -- like all newbs! :)

Hang in there Mom! You can do it!
Comment by Krickett72 on September 28, 2016 at 10:03pm
Thank you SleazaksMom. I appreciate any information I can get.
Comment by SlezaksMom on September 27, 2016 at 7:40pm
Hi Krickett72! My son is aboard the Pasadena, too! If you'll contact the Ombudsman for the boat they can help you with addresses where to ship things and restrictions for your sailor. :)

Also, there is a FB page that your sailor can coordinate access to and get you more information.
Comment by Krickett72 on September 27, 2016 at 6:45pm
Hi. I'm new here. My son is relatively new to the Pasadena. Is there a way to send them packages when they are underway for their 6 months?
Comment by dawneee5 on July 25, 2016 at 7:29pm
Thank you SlezaksMom. I don't have any questions. I was just curious since this is my son's boat.
Comment by SlezaksMom on July 25, 2016 at 6:39pm
Dawneee5 - The group is not very active here, but I will try to help if I can.
Comment by dawneee5 on July 25, 2016 at 5:09pm

Does anyone still use this group page? There hasn't been any activity here in a long time.

Comment by Ginger on November 17, 2014 at 1:01am
Hi louann,

The Pasadena Foundation is very supportive of our boat. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful namesake sponsor!!
Comment by SlezaksMom on October 17, 2014 at 9:36am
Hello everyone!

I wanted to introduce myself as my son just got orders and will be moving to San Diego before the end of the year.

I'm not terribly active on N4M, but read a lot and support/offer advice where I can. My sailor was going to be doing surface fleet until about a month ago, so I have lots of catching up to do! :)

Happy Friday to you all!
Comment by Pat L. in IL on October 26, 2013 at 8:32am

Welcome lytarules!


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