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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED. 

NO MASK, NO ENTRY

**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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. Navy.com

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Sub Moms

Welcome to the deep, silent world of submarines!  If you're new to this world, start by reading the "Pages" of info found in the right-hand column, below the strip of member avatars.

We welcome your questions.  But, while you're here, maintain silence... don't slam doors or the lid on the toilet!

 Please, if you no longer want to be a part of N4M's consider NOT deleting your profile as everything you have ever posted will disappear when you delete it .  You can leave a group but don't permanently delete your profile!

Group Administrator: Kaye S. Kaye S.

Members: 1296
Latest Activity: yesterday

READ THE "PAGES" FIRST!

NEW MEMBERS !!

PLEASE READ ARTICLES IN THE "PAGES" AREA

in the right-hand column, under the avatars ----->

BEFORE YOU ASK QUESTIONS !!

These articles are the "reference library" for moms, ready to answer FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 24x7 (twenty-four hours, seven days a week).  You may not have to post a question after all!  Thanks, Kaye S.

 NOTE:  THERE ARE MORE PAGES THAN DISPLAYED -

FOR A COMPLETE LIST, CLICK ON "VIEW ALL" AT

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New to this life?  SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR NEW NAVY MOMS

Need an Ombudsman?  OMBUDSMAN REGISTRY

Discussion Forum

Roll Call: Name your sailor's sub!

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Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs

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Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs

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submarine visits to foreign ports

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Comment by CSW on January 18, 2022 at 12:10pm

With all the craziness in some parts of the world it is nerve wracking when your sailor is "out". I'm glad he's back safe and sound.  Daily praying for all our troops that are active.

Comment by WearsLargeHats on January 18, 2022 at 12:02pm

My son did a ride-along on the Nevada that turned into a 10-week "strategic deterrent deployment". That technically entitles him to wear a boomer pin, but he says that isn't really done unless you are actually assigned to that community.
That was a long 10 weeks.

Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on January 17, 2022 at 2:28pm

My son was on a Boomer for the first 5 years in. It is difficult on the family as they run silent for several months, almost never port. The only communications are plain text emails. It is difficult for the sailor to get computer time to send email. He would receive our emails in print form after they were screened. If there is a death in the family while they are underway, they would only be told if they could be removed from the boat without jeopardizing the mission.

Depending on the boat, 1 care package the size of a shoebox or gallon baggie, will be delivered at some point during the underway.

My son is now in Guam on a Sub Tender (AAA for submarines) It is a ship with the tools and crew to repair subs. 

Comment by The Hammer on January 17, 2022 at 12:37pm

B’sNukeMom… Thanks for sharing! My sailor has talked about boomers in the past as an option for the future. The story helped me to understand a little more. Much appreciated!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 17, 2022 at 11:58am

The USS Nevada made a rare appearance in Guam:

USS Nevada makes stop in Guam

Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on October 29, 2021 at 12:27pm

Thank you Jodi, the phone tree person just called me today to introduce herself and I mentioned it to her. She said to contact the ombudsman. I was also going to call the actually DMV. I don't trust anything that comes in the mail. 

Comment by IL Matt's Mom on October 29, 2021 at 10:06am

Hi LoriM,

Please proceed with caution on this. The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service would not need his LES. I don't believe any State's Dept. of Revenue would need his LES (exempt from state income tax is a form filed with this tax income return). Vehicle tags are usually from a Dept of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or similarly named agency, not the Dept of Revenue.

If you believe this is related to his tags, I suggest you find the contact the State agency that issued the tags using a phone number found in their website (not in the letter) to confirm the need for this information and if they routinely ask for it.

My thoughts,

Jodi

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Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on October 29, 2021 at 8:45am

My son is out on deployment and since he is not married or have a girlfriend he is forwarding his mail to me. The post office would only hold it for 3 months. This is a long deployment. He received a letter from the commissioner of the revenue about submitting LES by Dec 3 to be exempt for CY2022. I am assuming this is for his vehicle tags. I was going to call the offices to see how to delay info since I don't have this info. The ombudsman has not reached out at all. I know my son put me as his contact list. I know each boat is different. His last boat was great with communication. Thank you for any help.

Comment by Tulip on October 8, 2021 at 6:34am
Thank you! Yes, very scary. We talked to him last night which was sooooo good!
Comment by Cath Bubblehead mom on October 7, 2021 at 6:34pm

Tulip - I hope your sailor is safe! The incident has been made public. It must have been scary. 

 
 
 

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