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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: 703
Latest Activity: Jan 29

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

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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

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Fort Gordon

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DLI grad gift for CTI

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Deployment Question

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The Evolution of Navy Cryptology

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DLI campus question!

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C school

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Information Dominance

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CTR C School questions

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Comment by BabySharkMom on January 29, 2024 at 9:35am

Good morning!  Anyone else in the group currently have a Sailor in A school at Corry for CTR?

Comment by N0b0dy69 on September 20, 2023 at 1:40pm

TravelAddictedNavyMom, it is as active as those who use it. Often seeing an uptick when a mom like you need answers.

The most important thing I can share is found in OPSEC Guidelines:

Comment by TravelAddictedNavyMom on September 20, 2023 at 11:53am

Just curious if this group is still active, my son is about to leave for boot camp and enlisted as CTR.  Curious about the dos and don'ts of being the mom of a "spook"

Comment by NotherNavyMom on July 21, 2021 at 9:53am

Hi Divided_Duo! My son is at DLIFLC with his wife. They have a great apartment that is off base but really close. (Monterey Pines is the complex.) They dated for years and got married by a judge over Thanksgiving break so that she could go out there with him. The studying at DLI is intense, so if she goes, his wife would have to understand that when he is not in school, he may still be working at home studying. There are other military couples in their complex, so she was able to make some friends - it helped.  The area is absolutely beautiful - always feels like early spring or early fall to me. 

Lorene, I am more than a little jealous that you live so close and can see your sailor on weekends! For us it is a full day of pricey flying...  :(

Glad to hear that they are resuming in person graduations! :D 

Have a great day everyone!

Comment by Lorene on July 16, 2021 at 7:53pm

Hi again Divided_Duo - I don't know about the in-person PIR, but graduations will resume at Monterey Aug 5, per their FB posts I have just seen (and confirmed by my son in Monterey). This won't affect you for a while, but shows that life is getting back to normal - yay!

I just spoke to my son regarding married life at DLIFLC. He said that they'd be in much better housing and get more money lol, but don't know about the whole permission thing. It is super beautiful down there, but much colder than you think. We recently had a heat wave here in the bay area where it was close to 100, and there with the fog, it was 60. Kinda like SF - we can spot the tourists because they're wearing tank tops and their lips are blue with cold :-)

It is an absolutely stunning location!

Total non-sequitur, my son says that the men he meets from Ohio are the absolute best people he's ever met. Salt of the earth. One of the best things about the military is that he's able to meet so many men from other parts of the country!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on July 13, 2021 at 5:22pm

Hi Divided_Duo - I'm not familiar with the program your SR is going in to but I can confirm that as of right now there are NO live PIR's (graduations) from boot camp.  They are hoping to open them back up soon but as of now RTC says it won't be happening for any of the July PIR's.  Fingers crossed maybe it will happen in August.  Your best bet is to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the welcome message on your page - and you can find more up to date info there regarding PIR.

As far as them getting married that might not be able to happen as quickly as they would like either.  He will need to get to Monterey, get situated, and then he would need to get permission from his command to get married.  Once he gets there his command will be able to answer questions as to the best way to handle that.  And again, it might be better if they just wait a bit since he will be so busy with school.  But, try to tell that to young love lol!

AntiM is a good person on here that could probably answer your questions about them getting married.   Maybe she'll see this and respond.

Comment by Divided_Duo on July 13, 2021 at 3:02pm

Hi Lorene -

Thank you so much for the information - It is very helpful, we are from Ohio so we may be earning some frequent flyer miles :-) Congratulations to your son, that is fantastic! 

Honestly I don't know how she will be, when he was in college he would put off doing assignments because she was there. He still did very well, but I don't think this is going to be like college :-)

Thank you again for responding - Have a wonderful day! 

Comment by Lorene on July 13, 2021 at 2:54pm

Good morning Divided_Duo!  My son is 23 and currently at DLI Monterey, graduating in Oct for Arabic. We live 1.5 hrs away and it has been incredible to be able to see him as often as he'd like to come. Last year he was under lockdown (Covid) and was unable to see us. Now he could come home any weekend he isn't on duty, but the visits are about once a month now, as he's established friends and interests there.

I would say yes, it is incredible difficult for at least the first 6 months. And my son had to do it via Zoom - 6 hrs a day of instruction, watching it on a laptop. It was awful. They're back in person now, and he's doing well, but they are literally drinking out of a fire hose. There is 6 hours of instruction and 2-3 hours of homework a night, and I don't know if a wife would be helpful/hurtful; I suppose it depends on the wife! I don't know details of if wives are allowed, etc. They are grouped in rooms by language and by branch of service. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

Comment by Divided_Duo on July 13, 2021 at 2:40pm

Hello...My son is graduating bootcamp at the end of this month then heading out to DLI Monterey - he was assigned Chinese but wanted Russian :-)

Questions - from everything I read Boot Camp graduations are still cancelled and available online, is this still correct?  

With the DLI being very difficult, (again from everything I've read) is there a good time to visit him? Are we even allowed to visit?

I'm so new to this military life that my head is often spinning with all the information so I apologize for my ignorance. He is 20 YO and got engaged before he left for bootcamp. They've been dating for 3 years and now would like to rush getting married so she can go out to Monterey with him. His father and I think he needs to get out there first, wait about 6 months to see how everything is going then see what happens. Are we wrong for thinking this? I just think he's rushing life and needs to concentrate on himself and school for the next 2 years. 

Thank you for any advice!!! <3

Comment by CTIgirlsMom on February 25, 2021 at 2:41pm
Oops, posted before I was finished. My daughter has been in the Navy as a CTI for 10 years. Her current language is Spanish, but she will be going back to DLI Monterey in April to learn Chinese and will be stationed in Hawaii after that. I'm so proud of her and I'm looking forward to visiting Monterey again.

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