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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.

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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."


**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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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.


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Lovely Links to Know

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

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Comment by Kaye S. on January 6, 2009 at 11:04am
MJones, our boys were in BC at the same time! Drew's PIR was 11/17; when was Jason's? Were we there at the same time?! We'll just have to keep that joint trip to Bangor in the back of our minds... I agree it would be awesome.

Oh, and Sheila is the one with the DIL... Drew is going through a "woman-aversion" phase right now, since girlfriend broke it off just before Tksgiving. He's not even cutting bait, let alone fishing! ;-) Hugs, k.
Comment by Kaye S. on January 6, 2009 at 12:55am
Sheila: Give Jared a high-five from us! You had mentioned he was pursuing officer school... is that still in the works? Let us know.

So, sorry for your DIL! Does she need help with the kids? A funny story, but true... we were in Baltimore during bad winter of '93 (16 ice storms). I HAD to go to the grocery (2 toddlers), but was terrified of going to the hospital. Drove as slowly as I knew how, parked next to a cart out in the lot, put on Hubby's old golf shoes, put the babies in the cart, and (somewhat) safely got into the store --where I put on my sneakers and set the golf shoes on the bottom rack of the cart! Reverse this process for getting home. I know I looked a sight, but I'm always grateful I'm married to a golfer during black ice days!

Becky: Son came home with a resp. infection too... said he was sick since Xmas day -- kept working and kept going to sick bay for med... but is feeling better (in fact, SO better that he's out with buds tonight)

I didn't know about the Christmas cookies either... we all need to send thank-yous to the FRG:

MJones: I want to watch the sub come home some day! I guess they don't "man the rails" when it's arctic weather out, huh? ;-) How much incredible planning would it take for all of us to be in Bangor, together, to watch a homecoming?! Wow!......... And BTW, when did Jared go in? Drew went in Sept '06. It sounds like they're close together.
Comment by Kaye S. on December 31, 2008 at 2:13am
Becky, I know you didn't need any packages under the tree! With both boys home, Santa filled your cup to overflowing. I would have made them just sit on either side of me, and spent the whole 24 hours with my arms around both!

Our Drew was "adopted" by a wonderful family in Bremerton. The dad is retired Navy and the mom is former Navy too. Their own sailor was home, just out of A-school. Drew had a wonderful time; called me 3 times during the day. He got good home cooking too! His box from us didn't arrive because of the horrible weather... but Gigi (mom) said she'd hold it for him and he'd have to come back for it. I missed him, but was so happy to know he was having a good day. Hugs, ks.
Comment by Kaye S. on December 15, 2008 at 10:59pm
Hey, Bama Girls! I suppose we're all in the same boat (no pun intended), since we're all on Blue crew... and that's not having our Sailor home for the holiday(s). In fact, no sailors until March! For those of you who are Friends of mine, I'll be sending you a private message tonight.

I hope your guys are handling it better than mine... for the second year in a row, he's missing Tksgiving, his Dec. 15th birthday, and Christmas/NYear's away from family. Since his girlfriend gave him the "need space" talk just before Tksgiving, he's a train-wreck emotionally. At least the Captain said they'll have a couple of days in port soon... I put out a request for some mom in the Bangor area to have him over for dinner and got one! My son is so homesick, he didn't even hesitate to say, "That sounds nice, mom." That made me feel alot better.

So, I'll be here for ya'll, if you'll be here for me...

If you haven't done so yet, check out the Blue Candle Lighting under EVENTS (at the right). It'll probably make me cry, but fortunately tissues are cheap. Hugs to us all... Kaye
Comment by Kaye S. on December 11, 2008 at 2:40pm
Yup, we heard from the Ombudsman. DH and I talked about it, but the notice seemed to indicate we might not get much time with our Sailor. And it would require some vacation time... so, I think we're gonna save our pennies for some plane tickets to Seattle in March (hopefully, during Daughter's spring break).

If you go, of course you will be required to give a full (except for the 'you know') report! And are you on the sign-up list yet? Hugs, ks.
Comment by Kaye S. on December 6, 2008 at 7:10pm
Here's another one: (Anyone need an ALABAMA thong?) ;-) k.
Comment by Kaye S. on December 6, 2008 at 6:53pm
Hey, ladies, I just found a page in CafePress that has items with the Alabama's seal on them... It might be good for Christmas presents! ks.

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