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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.

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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USS Nevada (SSBN 733)


USS Nevada (SSBN 733)

Please join if you are family members and loved ones of the sailors serving on the USS Nevada SSBN 733, homeport in Bangor, WA.

Location: Naval Base Kitsap, WA
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2022

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on January 17, 2022 at 11:56am

USS Nevada makes rare appearance in Guam:

USS Nevada makes stop in Guam

Comment by pink on January 17, 2020 at 12:13pm

Is there a private fb group for moms of USS Nevada moms?  

Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on December 2, 2016 at 9:55am

I hope everyone is doing well.

Comment by Lisa on March 7, 2016 at 6:06pm

Hello mpmom.  My son is also on the Gold Grew!  He is a MT.  Been on the Gold Crew for a few years now!  Welcome!!!

Comment by blakesmom696 on July 27, 2015 at 9:42am
My spouse forgot to put me on his contact list. How am I supposed to know when the boat comes back?
Comment by SpunkyNavyMom2014 (PIR 4/25/14) on January 6, 2015 at 10:48pm
Hello sea sisters! Our sailor will be there in April. STS Blue Crew. Fill me in!
Comment by Lisa on December 24, 2014 at 3:34pm

Found this and thought I would share.  I do not know who the author of this is.

T'was the night before Christmas, and what no one could see, the men with the dolphins were under the sea.  Most of the crew was flat on their backs, snoring and dreaming all snug in their racks.

Those men on watch were making their rounds, some manning the planes or listening for sounds.  Back in maneurvering or down in the room, they all hoped the oncoming watch would come soon.

I'd finished some PM's whose time was now due, and h oped for some sleep, even an hour or two. Against better judgment I took a short stroll, and found myself wandering into control.

The Nav had the Conn, the COW was in place, the COB had the Dive and a scowl on his face. The helm and the planes were relaxed but aware, the QM and ET were discussing a dare.

To copmly with the orders the Nav told the Dive, to bring the boat up with minimum rise. The orders were given and soon they were there, at periscope depth with a scope in the air.

The QM confirmed our position with care, the broadcast was copied, we brought in some air. The Nav on the scope let out a small cry, he shook his head twice and rubbed at his eyes.

He looked once again to find what it was, that interrupted his sweep and caused him to pause. try as he might there was nothing to see, so down went the scope and us to the deep.

I asked what it was that caused his dismay. He sheepishly said, "I'm embarrased to say." It could have been Northern Lights or a cloud, or a meteorite he wondered aloud.

But to tell you the truth I guess I must say, whatever it was it looked like a sleigh. And though it passed quickly and never was clear, I almost believe it was pulled by reindeer.

We laughed and teased him and I got up to go, when our moment was broken by "Conn, Radio". They told us a message was just coming in, we looked at the depth gauge and started to grin.

"Radio, Conn, I feel safe to say, your attempt at a joke is too long delayed. If it had been sooner it might have been neat, but I doubt we're receiving at 400 feet."

"Conn, Radio, you can come down and see, we're not playing games to any degree." I headed aft with nothing better to do, surprised by the fact it was still coming through.

It stopped and was sent to control to be read. The Nav read it slowly and scratched at his head, then again he began but this time aloud, to those that now waited, a curious crowd.

"To you Denizens of the Deep and men of the sea, who risk your life daily so others stay free, I rarely have seen you on this, my big night, for far too often you are hidden from sight.

But purely by luck, I saw you tonight, as your scope coaxed the plankton to glow in the night, and lucky for me I've finally won, the chance to say thanks for all you have done.

I know that you miss your families at home, and sometimes you feel as if you're alone. But trust what I say and I'll do what's right, I'll take something special to your families tonight.

Along with the gifts I'll take to your kin, I'll visit their dreams and leave word within. They'll hear of your love, and how you miss them, I'll tellt hem that soon you'll be home again.

It might not be much I know that is true, to thank you for all the things that you do. But I'll do what I can, while you do what's right, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night."

And. . . Thank you to all who protect, defend, and serve!

NMH to all.


Comment by Lisa on August 27, 2014 at 3:34pm

You are most welcome.  I found information out by trial and error and keeping in touch with the ombudsman.  Don't forget, other family members and friends can email as well!!!

Comment by JTFsubmom on August 26, 2014 at 7:19pm

Wow....thanks for all the information!  He is Radio...not sure what the abbreviation for the at is...on the blue crew.

Comment by Lisa on August 26, 2014 at 7:06pm

There is no limit on the amount of emails they can receive.  I try to send my sailor son one a day or at least every other day.  Here is some info I found on the Sub Moms page:  Emails to a deployed sub are possible only when it surfaces to communication depths. Family emails to the sub are stored in a batch on a land-based computer. Sailors' outgoing emails are stored in a batch on the boat. When the boat surfaces, each batch is sent to its destination. After submerging again, those emails are printed off, scanned for appropriateness, and delivered to the sailors.  Reasons you might not hear from your sailor:  work is heavy at sea; new sailor (nubs) don't get down time; limited access to onboard computers; the sub is running dark, ie silent  (this occurred the last time our sailor was at sea).  Hope this helps.  Also, be aware that you will send your email and will receive an email back from no-reply@subpac which will attach a copy of your modified email.  It tries to cut out unnecessary spaces, punctuation, etc. I was very alarmed the first time I sent one and received this back.  I thought I had done something wrong but, nope, they just want you to be aware that it was modified.  Hope this helps. What rate is your sailor and which color crew? Mine is MT and Gold.


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