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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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Moms of Hull Technicians


Moms of Hull Technicians

If your sailor is a Hull Tech report here

Members: 129
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2019

Discussion Forum

Hull Tech training

Started by gtpill. Last reply by gtpill May 11, 2018. 2 Replies

Need Answers!

Started by Christy. Last reply by Elane Sep 30, 2014. 1 Reply


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Comment by ProudMom on December 27, 2018 at 11:00am

Thank you.  Was wondering what the Virgina part was all about.

Comment by Devinsmom on December 27, 2018 at 10:37am

Proudmom my son is an ht he done a school in Great Lakes he is stationed in va now. 

Comment by ProudMom on December 27, 2018 at 1:29am

Any other HT moms/loved ones out there? My son just started boot camp but plans to train as HT afterwards. He said he will stay in GL for that but I see on some of the other comments that their HT went to Virginia. Was that for training or after training was over?

Comment by gtpill on June 26, 2018 at 11:31am

Will they need laptops for HT training/studying?

Comment by iqdmum on June 6, 2018 at 5:54pm

Hello All, I'm a new Navy Hull tech mom. My Sailor graduated on 5/25. Is there anyone here whose Sailor will be starting A School next week?

Comment by proudnavymom628 on March 14, 2018 at 7:03pm

my son is graduating boot camp next friday and then across the street for A school...

Comment by Ocean Blue on January 23, 2018 at 5:32pm

Do most HT's go to the Norfolk area after they complete their schooling in Great Lakes?

Comment by Curlyq on December 20, 2017 at 1:10am

I can't tell you to much.  My daughter is in Norfolk.

Comment by SusanL on December 16, 2017 at 2:24am
My HT Sailor started BECC Recently but got his new orders today for after A school. What can you tell me about Little Creek,VA? Kind of excited to go visit after he’s been there a while.
Comment by Elane on December 15, 2017 at 10:20pm

Ocean Blue, schooling up depends on how many they have waiting to get in the class or atleast that the way it was 10 years ago, when my now HT1, went to A school in Great Lakes.  It was somewhat go at your pace, with restrictions and deadlines. Good Luck to yours. 


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