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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 - 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 Tennessee SSBN 734


USS Tennessee SSBN 734

Group for familes of both Blue and Gold crews serving (or fomerly served) on the USS Tennessee

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Aug 30

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Comment by AmeliaJW3665 on August 30, 2023 at 7:34am
Prayers for sailors and familias at king's bay Georgia as the hurricane approaches
Comment by susan/momof3sailors on December 6, 2016 at 5:49pm

WOW! Thanks so much! I'd not seen it. I think my boy is in the front left.. You don't know how much this means to me! <3

Comment by KWL's mom on December 4, 2016 at 10:53pm

Comment by susan/momof3sailors on December 4, 2016 at 11:36am

Hello Ladies! I see there's talk about a picture of the sub with them in front. Where can it be seen?

Comment by KWL's mom on December 3, 2016 at 3:38pm

I love the picture of the USS Tennessee out of water with all the guys in front of it. Even though my son is on the back row, and they are all small you really can't tell who's who. He told me where he was standing, so I proudly point him out to everyone.

Comment by submomIII on December 2, 2016 at 11:15pm

Hi Biriam - sorry, I just now saw your message.  The only way I know my son is back is when he calls me.  He is not the best communicator, but I think I have made it VERY clear to him that I expect a call as soon as he's on dry land again!!!

Comment by Biriam on August 17, 2016 at 4:43pm

Hi everyone, It is always nice to hear good comments about the USS Tenn. My son in a MT.  They are not supposed to tell us when they leave or comeback and I am worried about it. Based on your son's previous deployments, can anybody tell me how's the life there?? My son is very excited about it, but I am very nervous. Do you ever know when they come back? 

Comment by submomIII on August 10, 2016 at 10:31pm

Hi Biriam and KWL's mom!!  Happy to see other people from the blue crew!  So far so good for my son - he has done one deployment so far, and is very much looking forward to the next.  He is an EM. 

Comment by KWL's mom on August 10, 2016 at 10:13pm
My son is also on the USS Tenn, blue crew! So proud of him; he is now in for another four years. Sometimes we get e-mails while they're out, and sometimes not so many. But they are safe and doing fine without us. :( :)
Comment by Biriam on August 10, 2016 at 3:52pm

Hi Everyone, I am pretty new on this group since my son just joined the blue crew.  Does anyone has a son on the same crew? My son is only 19 years old and his first deployment will be soon, but we don't know when and I am extremely nervous about it.


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