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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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This site is for ETs & FTs & STS who are in the submarine field. My son is an ET/COMM

Members: 259
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2021

I found this video its a great one!

Discussion Forum


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Comment by JuliaGoolia on October 22, 2021 at 3:11pm


I'm looking for more information on class/school processes. I've read the information on this site and it's been great, but I'm stuck after BESS. My Son completed BESS and is doing TCNO but won't share any info... he keeps reminding me he signed a NDR. I can't get an address to send him anything and I know he is going to be in CT for another 14-28 weeks. I went to visit him in August (the week of his 21st birthday) and spent a day with him, shopping and eating. I was scouting for a family trip to visit him with all his siblings, but my other son left for the AF this month... so I'm just on here trying to figure out a possible timeline of events and visits to the two boys. I'll keep trying and researching.

Comment by Kitchengirl on September 17, 2019 at 10:51pm

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this group & to the Navy.  My son is in his 3rd week of BC.  When graduated his field will be SECF.  That is about all I know right now.  Thank you for the add!!

Comment by Viola on November 26, 2018 at 11:38am

Hi everyone,

I joined the group today.  My sailor son is now in Groton for BESS and has a "radioman" or ET rating.  He says A school will be 28 weeks once he completes BESS at the beginning of February.  

Comment by LindaGirl on September 29, 2018 at 3:10pm

Best of luck to your son, Gloria in his new career after he completes his Engineering Degree.  Thank him for his 8 years of Service.  I’m sure looking back now, it probably went by really fast! 

Comment by Gloria P. on September 29, 2018 at 12:44pm

Hi everyone. I haven't been on here for a long while. I hope all on my group are doing well and enjoy telling stories or question on their sailors. My son is no longer serving. We are so proud of the 8 years he did. Now he is in college getting a degree in Electrical Engineering. We will always be a Navy family. To all who are serving our great Nation....FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS

Comment by Hazel_04 on July 18, 2018 at 12:53am

CM: Nice! My fiancée likes to take up sonar for specialization too. 

Comment by CM on July 17, 2018 at 11:33pm

You're welcome! He thinks his orders are for sonar. 

Comment by Hazel_04 on July 17, 2018 at 11:31pm

Oh, I see. Thanks! What specialization is your son planning to take, by the way?

Comment by CM on July 17, 2018 at 11:10pm

Hazel, no way to know. Sometimes they have to wait .....sometimes start right away. :) 

Comment by Hazel_04 on July 17, 2018 at 11:07pm

Thanks for replying, CM 2. Im glad someone is still active in this group. I just have a question. After BESS, are they given a break before starting A school?


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