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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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



Sonar Technician Submarine


Sonar Technician Submarine

For those with a special attachment to Sonar Technicians serving on submarines

Members: 66
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2023

Discussion Forum

How does it work with a family?

Started by WifeyForLifey!!. Last reply by Jeanne_778 Oct 29, 2010. 1 Reply

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You need to be a member of Sonar Technician Submarine to add comments!

Comment by STSWife on May 14, 2015 at 6:18pm
Hillmanmomk- just keep sending the emails. Your son could be out on a mission and is in a blackout period where he can't send emails, but they get them. There was times I didn't hear from my husband for weeks but he got my emails.
Comment by Hillmanmomk on May 14, 2015 at 8:57am

Hello all,

I'm new to the group, my son has been underway since April 23. Very frustrated hasn't been any word from him. I keep sending emails. Crossing my fingers that we here something soon since he had a mail drop on the 12th.

Comment by myboyCadel on February 17, 2015 at 12:23pm

My son is currently at BESS and was just given his Rate  and he is an STS ....   So I figured I would join this group .. Looking forward to hearing what you all have to say about your sailors

Comment by Cozimom on August 4, 2014 at 1:41pm

My son is assigned to the USS Louisville in Hawaii.  Any other Moms with sons assigned to this sub?

Comment by LindaGirl on February 16, 2014 at 12:12am
My son was recently assigned to the SSN Texas in Hawaii. Would love to hear from other moms who's sons might be serving on the same sub or "boat", as I've heard they can be called! Any new info for a sonar tech's mom to know would be helpful from any members in the group. Looking forward to being a part of this unique group! Lindagirl
Comment by Scooter's Mom (USS Charlotte) on October 14, 2013 at 1:20pm

My son just got to Hawaii and has been assigned to the USS Charlotte.  Anyone else out there with a son on this sub?

Comment by IAJ on September 25, 2013 at 11:57am

Hello, I am new to the group.  My son is graduating A school in November and just got his orders.  He will be joining the USS Toledo.

Comment by Grace on August 15, 2013 at 3:11pm

Hi, my name is Grace.  My son is on the San Juan.  anyone else have family on the ship?


Comment by MrsHilEvans on March 7, 2013 at 9:40pm
Hi ladies! Just wanted to say hi since I'm new to the group. :-)
Comment by missin'mybrowneyedboy on October 24, 2012 at 3:19pm

Oh, no worries, Daniella! I did not feel chastised at all: ) I really did read it as excellent, mature, on point advice. I am always grateful to benefit from someone else's experience and knowledge. Also, I like coming across links that explain any kind of "sonar" stuff, too, so I'll keep looking. Hope all of us have some time w our "guys" over the holidays. Since my son has been able to come home so frequently on the weekends, he has decided to not ask for any extra leave over the holidays so others who need longer leave to see their families might get it. I'm proud he's made that decision...we will adjust. (sighing w a smile)


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