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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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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: May 7

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

Defense Language Institue info for Boot Camp Mama

Started by Keyser Söze. Last reply by Keyser Söze Aug 17, 2022. 2 Replies

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

Started by ProudNavySonMom. Last reply by ProudNavySonMom Sep 3, 2018. 5 Replies

CTR C School

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

Fort Gordon

Started by 1 Proud Mom. Last reply by Susan Jul 22, 2017. 4 Replies

DLI grad gift for CTI

Started by Harrison May 21, 2017. 0 Replies

Graduation and PCS

Started by USNwifeIL Dec 13, 2016. 0 Replies

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

Started by CryptoDad May 21, 2015. 0 Replies

~ Navy Trivia and fun information ~

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

CTR C School questions

Started by Tina. Last reply by sunshine73 Apr 4, 2015. 8 Replies

CTT Questions

Started by jlc. Last reply by cinder Feb 23, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by Eleazar on April 9, 2019 at 8:37pm

Hey there!  My boy will be heading to Corry in May.  What day / time did your flights head out to Pensacola from Boot camp (recently) for CT folks?  Saturday or Sunday?  Trying to plan it all out.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on February 26, 2019 at 6:27pm

Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent was laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetery.  She was a Navy cryptologist and one of four Americans that was killed in Syria on January 16th.  Fair Winds and Following Seas|3

Comment by WaterLily on November 12, 2018 at 12:10pm

Lazerguppie, my son also signed a CTN contract and also leaves for boot in July.  He really wanted Nuke and easily tested into it but his colorblindness kicked him out.  He's excited about the CTN role though.  I wonder if our future sailors will brush shoulders at some point?

Comment by Lazerguppie on August 26, 2018 at 12:57pm

Momma V7, My oldest is a Nuke, my middle son signed a CTN contract 2 weeks ago. He doesn't leave for booth until July (has to graduate HS first). Top 2 smarty jobs in the military.

Comment by MommaV7 on July 19, 2018 at 5:27pm

Hi all! My SR is in bc right now and has just switched his job from Nuke to CTR. He failed the eye test at boot and was declared inelligible for Nuke- he's partially colorblind but passed the test at meps. Anyway, he seems to be excited about this change. Any information you can tell me about what the job is would be great. He didn't have much time to explain to me on the phone today. ;)

Comment by NorCal NavyMom on May 28, 2018 at 12:46am
Our son will be starting his A school for CTR and then will start his C school how long is the C school.
Comment by MomOfNavyTwins on April 14, 2018 at 2:42pm

So proud of my CTI sailor. She graduated from DLI in  Feb and is doing settling in at her first duty station.

Comment by Lisa on March 7, 2018 at 5:14pm
Thanks so much for responding. We went to PIR too. Just want to make sure we aren't missing something because he wants to save us a buck.
Comment by Morning sky on March 7, 2018 at 5:13pm

I didn't make my son's A school ceremony either, but my sister who lived close by went and took a video. It was a short ceremony basically like in a church building and just called out the names and handed out the certificate and a hand shake. There weren't very many families there. Maybe you can get some one to send pictures, and save your time for visiting when leave is available 

Comment by clockard on March 7, 2018 at 4:59pm

Hi, Lisa - welcome to the group! We went to PIR because that's such a big deal and we hadn't seen him for such a long time, but we did not go to his CTN "A" school graduation. I did go to his promotion to second class. I guess it's just an individual decision.


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