This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



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 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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**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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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



USS Alabama (SSBN 731)


USS Alabama (SSBN 731)

Our loved ones are on the submarine ALABAMA... Roll Tide!

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Apr 12, 2019

The photo above is the Alabama Blue crew, formed when 731 came out of dry dock in summer of 2009.  CMDR Thomas Massida, CO.


Discussion Forum

Lovely Links to Know

Started by Kaye S.. Last reply by Mymobsmom May 27, 2011. 0 Replies

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You need to be a member of USS Alabama (SSBN 731) to add comments!

Comment by Kaye S. on June 19, 2016 at 3:00am

BTW, you can ALWAYS find me over at "Sub Moms," 'cuz I'm Admin over there, too!

Comment by Kaye S. on June 19, 2016 at 2:59am

Ahoy, Bama moms!  I must give up the Admin duties here, because my son is now with another boat.  He left the Bama in Jan, 2013.  Please let me know if you'll take's not hard - - - especially with this little activity!  :-)  Hugs, k.

Comment by Kaye S. on July 25, 2012 at 3:28pm

Speaking of schedules...

One of you here in ALABAMA-World needs to become the Admin for this group.  Sadly, my sailor is detaching from 731 on December 10 and moving to Ballston Spa, to become an instructor at prototype there (shore duty + a 13-hr drive away = Double Yay!).

So, don't be shy; speak up... there's no work involved - just read the posts, delete something that shouldn't be here (departure dates, etc.), and help folks find the info they're looking for.  I've loved getting to know ALL of you and will drop in from time to time, just to see what's going on :-)  Hugs, k.

Comment by sdees3 on June 2, 2012 at 10:28pm

My son is on the Gold crew. He got to Washington 2 weeks ago. I have another question. He wants his car at the base. What happens to the car when he goes out to sea? Is there a storage facility he can put the car in during that time? His dad and I are torn on this issue and not sure if it is a good idea.

Comment by Mymobsmom on May 1, 2012 at 11:30pm
Boomer schedule info is never unclassified. Sorry. Blue crew and gold crew are the names each of the two separate crews go by. Which crew has your son been assigned to?
Comment by sdees3 on May 1, 2012 at 7:35pm

Thanks Pen - sorry I haven't been on lately been really busy. What is the difference between  Blue and Gold crews. My son will be arriving in WA on 5/21. I would like some information on when they float and how long they are gone. Any information would be helpful.

Comment by Mymobsmom on April 30, 2012 at 12:27am
Kendra, My name is Trina. ;) I've met your mom, and your son. They are great! I'm afraid my husband is a compulsive emailer. But yeah I know getting my teenagers to talk to me is like pulling teeth...
Comment by roberts_mom on April 29, 2012 at 12:38am
Hello, my daughter received an email from my son early this morning. It was very short and said that they have been very busy. Hope this helps alleviate some of the worry.
Comment by Kaye S. on April 7, 2012 at 1:17am

Pen... how wonderful!  I'm jealous, jealous, jealous.  Be sure to take lots of family photos with the whole gang there.  Do you have grandkids, too?  And be sure to have the BenGay on hand, 'cuz I know you'll get cramps from all that hugging!

Comment by Kaye S. on April 3, 2012 at 1:16pm

Welcome aboard, sdees3!  I left you a longer post on your personal page.  Use the contact info just above here to find your Ombudsman and FRG.  They will become your "new best friends!"  Hugs, k.


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