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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.

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group for moms or loved ones who have someone on the uss hartford.  

Members: 7
Latest Activity: Jul 1, 2020

Discussion Forum

Shipping out

Started by Phyllis. Last reply by bean Jul 18, 2018. 2 Replies

just found out that my son will be shipping out tomorrow.Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of USS HARTFORD SUB to add comments!

Comment by bean on November 18, 2019 at 6:58pm

This is a very quiet group lol

Comment by Phyllis on July 18, 2018 at 8:27pm

My son just shipped out on Friday for 4 weeks. 

Comment by Jennifergs on July 18, 2018 at 6:36pm
Welcome! My son is an EM on the Hartford.
Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on July 18, 2018 at 6:11pm

USS Hartford in in the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region

here is the info to contact the ombudsman

SUBASE New London

83 Grayling Avenue, Bldg. 83

Groton, CT 06349-5093

Phone 860-694-3383

once you contact the appropriate person, you can email her your info.

your Sailor will have to put you on the list as an authorized contact

for bean

Comment by bean on July 18, 2018 at 4:07pm

I saw 2 there, but they don't appear to be for the families of Sailors  :-S  Thank you though :-)

Comment by ⚓ darsatm ⚓ on July 18, 2018 at 3:27pm
Comment by bean on July 18, 2018 at 2:23pm

Anyone know if there is a family group on Facebook?

Comment by bean on July 18, 2018 at 1:59pm

Hello all!  I am new to the group, I'm a Navy mom from Texas. I have been waiting on my son's first official orders for his post Nuke school life and it will be a sub! The USS Hartford is where he is headed soon. So excited for him to finally get out to fleet and enjoy what his future holds for him :-)  Thanks for having this group...

Comment by ISH-MOM on March 18, 2016 at 8:35pm
I saw that video yesterday..

We are in Minnesota..frozen tundra..except this year.pretty easy winter this year.
Comment by Jennifergs on March 18, 2016 at 10:16am
I just saw a video of them breaking through the ice!

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