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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Cryptology at Pensacola moms


Cryptology at Pensacola moms

a group for those moms who have sailors in the Cryptology program at Pensacola, FL.

Members: 139
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2020

Don’t discuss current or future destinations/ ports of call/deployment bases .
-Don’t discuss current or future operations or missions.
-Don’t discuss current or future dates and times of exercises or missions.
-Don’t discuss readiness issues and numbers.
-Don’t discuss specific training equipment.
-Don’t discuss people’s names and operations.
-Don’t speculate about current or future operations.

Discussion Forum

CTM at NAS vs. Corry??

Started by tara Feb 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Thanksgiving in Pensacola

Started by seatheworld. Last reply by seatheworld Oct 14, 2011. 2 Replies

CTT 4 or 6yr?

Started by CRF230dad. Last reply by Jim C Feb 9, 2011. 1 Reply

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Cryptology at Pensacola moms to add comments!

Comment by PatriciaT on September 29, 2010 at 7:58pm
Hi Debbie and welcome! My son, too, is CTT & I'd love more info on the rate as well!
Comment by PatriciaT on September 27, 2010 at 12:38pm
Hello everyone,
Just stopping by to say hi. My son will leave GL tomorrow a.m. for CTT school @ Pensacloa. I'm sure I'll be leaning on you in the coming months for your pearls of wisdom!
Comment by sweet_steph on September 9, 2010 at 5:16pm
Billy actually said something about that. He is a 4 year. Looks like he didn't make the class up list so we are waiting to see what happens today. He's got 2 more musters to go threw....taking it day by day
Comment by sweet_steph on September 8, 2010 at 11:21am
KME'smom- how long was your son in A school for? and what is he doing after A school? my husband is in holding for like 2 months before A school starts and we just don't know what comes next
Comment by PeggyM on September 8, 2010 at 9:04am
Courtney arrives this morning, so hoping to keep up with you all and looking forward to making new friends!
Comment by PeggyM on August 22, 2010 at 4:35pm
Tommy'smom, my daughter got her orders and will be headed to Pensacola 9/10.
Comment by PeggyM on August 22, 2010 at 4:35pm
hello everyone, my daughter's PIR is 9/2 and she is headed to Pensacola for A school for CTT. Just found this group and thought I'd join in on the discussions here, as we will have lots in common I think! Our daughter is 18, just finished high school, and actually is enjoying BC and doing quite well I think. Was wondering about the phases of A school, what that entails and the length of the phases. Can anyone enlighten me?
Comment by TommysMom on August 16, 2010 at 6:44pm
my son's PIR is 9/2 and haven't heard from him recently. Can any of you experienced N4Ms give me a Cryptology 101? I don't when he is leave after PIR...that day....two weeks....? How long is Cryptology? His enlistment is for 6 years. Thanks....
Comment by momoffour(Ship 11 div 119) on March 5, 2010 at 3:36am
Does anyone know when the next CTN class starts? My son finishes BC next week and I was just wondering when he will most likely class up.
Comment by LaVonda on August 23, 2009 at 7:43pm
Hi All! I haven't been on here in a few weeks. Congratulations to all the family's that have Sailors graduating from A/C School! It sounds like they have had a long hard road, but that it's paid off!

Kirstin texted me that she classes up tomorrow. I guess the hard work and studying is now going to start for her!

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