This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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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STG (Sonar)

Sonar Technician - Surface

Members: 197
Latest Activity: Oct 27, 2019

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OPSEC Points :

Don’t discuss current or future destinations/ ports of call/deployment bases .
Don’t discuss current or future operations or missions.
Don’t discuss current or future dates and times of exercises or missions.
Don’t discuss readiness issues and numbers.
Don’t discuss specific training equipment.
Don’t discuss people’s names and operations.
Don’t speculate about current or future operations.

Discussion Forum

STG path for first year or two

Started by molly86ag. Last reply by abuon18 Mar 3, 2019. 3 Replies

A & C School in San Diego!

Started by abuon18. Last reply by ellen0502 Jun 25, 2018. 10 Replies

Moving during school

Started by JT. Last reply by JT Jun 30, 2017. 2 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Kaleidoscope3 on August 31, 2018 at 9:03am

Hi everyone! My daughter is in BC right now. She signed up for STG, do they still go to GL first before flying to SD for A school? Please help. Thank you.  

Comment by horizon2018 on March 26, 2018 at 4:50pm

runnermom thanks for the info.  Makes the little bumps and surprises along the way a little easier to prepare for and deal with.  Thank you again!

Comment by runnermom on March 26, 2018 at 9:10am

horizon2018 my son had PIR on January 12th.  He was told he would go to A school in SD immediately after PIR.  At PIR we found out he was staying at GL for a basic class.  That class just started 2 weeks ago.  He will be in GL 5 more weeks then go to SD for A school.  I hope your Sailor doesn't have to wait that long to begin class. 

Comment by horizon2018 on March 24, 2018 at 4:13pm

My son is currently in BC.  His contract is 6 years (4 active 2 reserve).  His recruiter told him he would be flying out the Saturday following PIR to SD for A-school, but another Navy mom said he would be staying at GL for a few more weeks then to SD.  I was just curious what other STG mom's have experienced.

Comment by runnermom on January 25, 2018 at 9:47am

Just waiting patiently for his class to fill so he can begin training.

Comment by MyAwesome2 on October 12, 2017 at 11:48am

My son is in bc in greater lakes and will be heading to A school in SD afterwards

Comment by MyAwesome2 on October 12, 2017 at 11:48am

Do a majority of the SNT spend their time on a ship?

Comment by boogieboysmom on July 25, 2017 at 9:42am

Ok, so it sounds like there are many different possibilities of what could happen.  He sent me a text and said that he will be going on to his C school and then the goal was to get him on a ship before the end of the year. Thank you all for the information.

Comment by Kimberly on July 25, 2017 at 7:02am
My daughter its a 6 yr, she is in C school now getting ready to finish and go to the ship. All of her schooling will be completed prior to going to the ship however many of the other have gone to the fleet after finishing A school.
Comment by mom2stg on July 24, 2017 at 6:05pm
My sailor signed for 6 years and was sent to ship at the completion of A-School. I believe orders to his ship were for 28 months. He is expecting C-School afterwards. I think it just depends on what the Navy needs when.

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