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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

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Daughter leaves for BC on November 7th.

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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

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

DLI grad gift for CTI

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Graduation and PCS

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Deployment Question

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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

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CTT Questions

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Comment by brady.labrum on November 22, 2008 at 1:17am
Sandi, Class 'C' school is follow-on training so that he can learn a specific specialty. For a CTM, his 'C' school will be about performing installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the computer equipment, networks, and software that are used on the Direct Support missions. He'll probably enjoy the 'C' school more than the 'A' school because it is more specialized. Think of it as being similar to a sailor going to Hospital Corpsman 'A' school where they learn the baseline knowledge of working in the hospital field, and the 'C' school is the Pharmacy or X-Ray technician school (specialized).
Comment by Joy on November 19, 2008 at 9:36pm
I have already "discovered" Hale Koa!!! That place looks awesome!!!! I know where I am staying when I go visit. Now I just want to know where my son will be living!!!!
Comment by Joy on November 19, 2008 at 6:53pm
We got better flight discounts for our navy son by just checking the internet. The military RATE was not a military DISCOUNT, except on Southwest Airlines (who does not fly out of Pensacola)!
Comment by brady.labrum on November 19, 2008 at 3:13pm
Sandi. I love CTM's. When we do missions, their main duty is to make sure the gear continues to work. They are doing their job well if there is nothing to fix. If that is the case, a lot of the guys spend their time catching up on movie-watching. We always joke that the M in CTM stands for "movies" not "maintenance." As far as the discounts are concerned, I don't think I can answer that question completely. I would call up the different airlines directly. I'm sure that they will tell you straight out either yes or no. Another good idea would be for your son to go to the local MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) office. They often can find good deals for holiday traveling.
Comment by brady.labrum on November 19, 2008 at 12:28pm
Hey Joy! DIRSUP Subs in Hawaii is where I came from before I came recruiting. I had a blast out there. My wife misses it a lot. Cost of living is a bit high though, but you get a cost of living allowance to make up for it.
Comment by Joy on November 18, 2008 at 10:51pm
CTT1 Labrum, ever been to Hawaii??? Our son just got orders there - Direct Support/subs!!! We are all soooo excited. That was our son's first choice.
Comment by brady.labrum on November 18, 2008 at 8:28pm
Hello everyone. I'm here to lend a helping hand in the questions. I've been in the Navy for 8+ years. I am a CTT1(SS). I've had the opportunity to work in several different CT areas including submarines. Feel free to ask questions. I'll give you my best Unclassified answers.
Comment by CTmomof3 on November 7, 2008 at 9:55am
Oh to funny. There is a Connecticut moms group. Great bunch of people. We all feel like we've known eachother forever. Us.....moms......confused.......Never.
Comment by CTmomof3 on November 7, 2008 at 8:29am
Thanks for changing the name Sue. It was a little confusing when I looked at my name you could have thought I had 3 cryptology kids.
Comment by CTmomof3 on November 6, 2008 at 6:19pm
What's basic operator qualified? My husband thinks that's what my son said.

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