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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**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 ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~ Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California


Cryptology ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~ Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California

Welcome!.. We are the Cryptology group! We are committed to helping the sailors and family members of "Spooks".  Spooks are what sailors call the CTI, CTN, CTT, CTR, CTM in the fleet.   Come join the gang!

Location: Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California
Members: 704
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2021

Welcome one and all...

We love helping sailors and their families who are at Corry Station Pensacola, NAATC (NAS) Pensacola, and Monterey California...

Corry Station is very unique from other bases in the Pensacola area. The Cryptology group  are the experts on Navy-For-Mom for sailors stationed at Corry Station.  Our knowledge also extends to the "Spooks" at NAATC Pensacola, and Monterey California.  We enjoy helping family member with all information or just to pass the time chatting.


For even more specialized information, we highly recommend these links:






Welcome to the Navy Trivia section. Every so often I will ask a question about the Navy or a famous sailor. Remember, its not important that you get the answer correct. What is important is that you remember this Navy information so you can pass it along to others....... GO NAVY!

I am a famous U.S. Navy sailor who painted this, who am I ? 

Click here for the trivia answer

Discussion Forum

Daughter leaves for BC on November 7th.

Started by Jessica's Mama. Last reply by Jessica's Mama Oct 4, 2018. 4 Replies

New to group

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CTR C School

Started by NorCal NavyMom. Last reply by Morning sky May 29, 2018. 1 Reply

Fort Gordon

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DLI grad gift for CTI

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Graduation and PCS

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Deployment Question

Started by rschlo. Last reply by lyz Aug 21, 2016. 3 Replies

The Evolution of Navy Cryptology

Started by CryptoDad Mar 12, 2016. 0 Replies

DLI campus question!

Started by missducky. Last reply by sonshine Jul 29, 2015. 9 Replies

C school

Started by 1 Proud Mom. Last reply by WifeofaUSsailor Jul 23, 2015. 4 Replies

Information Dominance

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~ Navy Trivia and fun information ~

Started by Craig. Last reply by BrownEyedMomma Apr 12, 2015. 47 Replies

CTR C School questions

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CTT Questions

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~ Boot camp for Dummies (with Pictures) ~

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Comment by LLovesmysailor on January 8, 2009 at 6:04pm
In all fairness, Chris was 28 and had done a lot in his life before he joined the Navy. We were a Navy family, so we had moved a lot. He was living in New York for 8 years before he joined. Add to that, a long list of part time jobs while going to college and getting his security clearance was complicated. I just thought it was funny that one of those long list of items was the drinking thing. The girlfriend thing really was just a passing remark made during the interview. But if you think about it, if he didn't drink because he had been an alcoholic, then the Navy might consider that a possible future problem. I just chose to laugh about it all.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on January 8, 2009 at 12:45am
It is my understanding that they get their security clearance as soon as the Feds have all the answers to all the questions they want answered. In Chris' case (believe it or not) they had a problem because Chris doesn't drink. It ended up on the report as "Abstains from alcohol". It took me an hour to explain that it wasn't because he had a drinking problem, or a religious issue. He doesn't drink because he hates the taste. Then there was the issue of why there were no girlfriends mentioned in his file. Chris was 28 when he enlisted, so they were expecting girlfriends. He was working full time, going to college and taking care of my mother. Not much time to date.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on January 7, 2009 at 12:35pm
My son had lived with my mother in New York while he went to college. So when they showed up in her neighborhood, I got a call from the woman who lived across the street from my Mom. The woman wanted to know if it was some kind of Con or these men were "up to no good". I would have started laughing but I was too busy convincing her these guys were for real and to PLEASE tell them what they wanted to know.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on January 7, 2009 at 12:21am
My son has been a CTN a little over a year. He joined the Navy in March of 2007 and is now a PO2. The CT's are the fastest track in the Navy, at least the CTN's are right now. He loves what he does, he just can't tell anyone what he does for the Navy. The weirdest thing was the process of getting his security clearence. We had FIS agents all over the neighborhood. Fortunately, the neighbors took it well.
Comment by LLovesmysailor on January 5, 2009 at 12:29am
My son Chris is a CTN and is stationed in Norfolk. He joined the Navy after college but chose to enlist. I was just wondering if anyone else had some one in the Norfolk area. He just made PO2 and plans to stay in the Navy and make it his career.
Comment by CTmomof3 on December 21, 2008 at 9:25pm
That's wonderful. Some day I wish I could have a surprise like that. You're in for one happy holiday.
Comment by CTmomof3 on December 21, 2008 at 7:51pm
I'll have the last laugh on Ryan when he comes on on the 29th. He bought a web cam (I've had one for years) and called us yesterday all excited so we could see him now. Well he thought is was "just too funny" when we took it outside to show him all the snow and his Dad out shoveling. As he's sitting there in his tshirt and 69 degree weather. He can do all the shoveling etc for the 2 weeks he's see how funny he thinks that is.
Comment by CTmomof3 on December 19, 2008 at 4:58pm
Ok WAG that's a new one for me.
Comment by CTmomof3 on December 19, 2008 at 3:30pm
S G Sandi
Oh how I wish it was Iowa.. :)
Navy Individual Augmentee
The Navy is moving towards incorporating IA deployments into regular sea/shore duty assignment rotations. This is being phased in over the next year. This means Sailors may detach from their current command and be assigned to the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center or they may remain a part of their current command and return to it when they complete their IA tour
From what I understand he could be doing..anything.. over there which is why I am concerned. Most IA assignments have been to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Sara thanks, then I wonder why he's getting a passport. Maybe I'm worrying for nothing ..but...if I remember right you don't need a passport to travel in the USA AHH kids
Comment by CTmomof3 on December 19, 2008 at 1:46pm
I'm just trying to prepare myself for his "news" From what I found out from someone else he's going IA to Afghanistan. I tried to get some info out of him the other day and he was not forthcoming at all. He has not admitted to anything and when I "weedle" about a deployment he told me he's not saying anything to anyone until he has all the answers because people 'freak" . As a mom I ask him a million questions all the time. So during our conversation he told me he was going to get his passport, which in turn makes me wonder why he would need one. or do they all need one as a...just in case I get deployed type of thing. Am I making sense?

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