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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.

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USS Florida SSGN 728

Mothers of the USS Florida

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2015

Discussion Forum


Started by Dusty's Mom. Last reply by Olga...aka sajest...Sub Mom Apr 23, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Rebecca K. (SHIP13DIV247) on October 2, 2014 at 9:13pm

I was hoping to make some friends. =)

Comment by Rebecca K. (SHIP13DIV247) on October 2, 2014 at 1:14am

Hi everyone. I was hoping to get in touch with the moms/ loved ones from the Florida's blue team. My son is a rider on the Florida. He is assigned to a Fast Attack Sub, so I am on unfamiliar ground right now. I know that there is a big difference between communication with a submariner on a fast attack and a 'bummer'. 

Comment by captobviousmom on January 24, 2013 at 9:42am

Did the guys come up for air, a dose of Vit D3, and get their packages yet?

Comment by Pentwater98 on August 13, 2012 at 8:29pm

I am leaving this group because no one talks on here..

Comment by Pentwater98 on May 10, 2012 at 6:47am

Comment by Pentwater98 on May 4, 2012 at 7:36am

My son just got his orders yesterday.. He is signed to the USS Florida on the Blue Team.. He will report on June 22.

Comment by Karen B. (Ship 14, DIV 275) on January 27, 2012 at 2:50pm

Hi Gayle, sorry so long to respond, stupid crazy holding down the home front with another teenager at home. 

Tell your son, Welcome to the Florida and gold crew from all of us, and thanks so much for his service.

My son Nick is an ET (Electronic Tech) radioman.  He is doing a ride along on another boat as we speak, trying to get his quals done and get his dolphins. 

I thought once they graduated A school that they were "submariners", but actually it could take up to a year longer to get all the qualifications done to finally earn their dolphin pin.   I know my son is working super hard to get his behind him.

I'm not sure if you know much about the Florida, but there is alot of information out there about that particular boat, and it has done some amazing things.  My son was thrilled to be assigned to her.

There doesn't seem to be alot of activity on this group yet, but I'm hoping to spend more time here keeping up with any news.  Feel free to find me if I can help in any way.

The one thing that is comforting to me is just checking here sometimes, and knowing that you all know exactly how I am feeling about my kid being out there, and how proud I am that he is.

Take care, and I look forward to more news about our Sailors.

Comment by Gayle on January 20, 2012 at 6:17pm

Hello Karen,

My son is assigned to the gold crew also, as a nubbie.  There doesn't seem to be much activity on this site.  Is there another spot that the USS Florida moms talk?

What does your son do? Mine is an ST and has not been under as of yet.

Comment by Mommabeast(Ship 03 DIV.087) on January 18, 2012 at 7:30pm

Hello all....I hope I have my facts correct this time,I had posted back in Oct.2011 that the sub had went out, actually my son had went on a ride-along I guess, I only gwt bits and pieces of info from this guy,lol..So he actually left not too long ago? I don't even know if he is still on this sub, I would imagine so,but I never know,informing "Mom"not his priority..Appreciate any info

Comment by Karen B. (Ship 14, DIV 275) on December 15, 2011 at 11:42am

Hi all, I am not new to Navy for Moms, but certainly new to the USS Florida group.  My son Nick was assigned to the Gold Crew several months ago.  He is so excited to be part of such a prestigious boat.  He starts home tomorrow for Christmas, and I can't wait to see his face, and hear all about the rest of the crew.  I am so grateful to have him home as I realize it may be years until he is home again at Christmas.  To all the other Florida families, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and my sincere thanks to your Sailor and to you for all of your sacrifices.


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