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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."


**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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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 sdees3 on April 2, 2012 at 12:07am

My son will be heading to Bremerton and the USS Alabama in May. I am still learning a lot about subs

Comment by Suzanne-Sailor Mom on March 6, 2012 at 8:16am

Is it ok if we do not put a specific date on the calendar square?

Comment by Kaye S. on February 29, 2012 at 5:57pm

Oh, they're not "prohibited," but as you said, you don't want to put anything on a calendar page that will embarrass them or get them razzed alot.  When my son first got to his boat (5 yrs ago), he told me to never send him anything like that :-D

Comment by Kaye S. on February 29, 2012 at 4:08pm

Lordy... I must be getting bad drugs!  I meant for those tips to be for calendar pages!  You don't want to put pix of sailors as little boys on CALENDAR PAGES!!!  Ha, ha!  k.

Comment by Suzanne-Sailor Mom on February 29, 2012 at 1:25pm

Thanks so much for the info Kendrasue!  I see that you have already sent off your halfway box.  Is there a special "size" that it has to be?  Thanks!

Comment by Suzanne-Sailor Mom on February 29, 2012 at 11:55am

Hi - I am very new to this group and have a lot to learn!  Would one of you please explain what a "calendar square" is?  Thanks!

Comment by Kaye S. on February 28, 2012 at 3:37pm

Click the above link titled "GOLD CREW contact information" to find the phone numbers and addresses you need.

Comment by roberts_mom on February 28, 2012 at 3:29pm

I need some help, Can someone please email me and let me know where to send stuff.  My son is horrible about picking up his mail from the post office.  We sent him a midway box last cruise and he left it there till they got back.  I would like to send it to the OMB this time. Thanks so much.


Comment by Kaye S. on February 28, 2012 at 1:57pm

Tips for halfway boxes:  (1) see "Halfway Boxes..." on the Sub Moms page, (2) DON'T send photos of him as a boy, (3) if you can get the Ombudsman's email address, you can create it in Word (sic) and email it to her to print off.

The two pages son I sent that son liked best were one with photos (off the internet) of all his favorite restaurants and food from each -and- one with photos of all his favorite GI Joes and Micromachines (posed on the kitchen table)!

Comment by roberts_mom on February 28, 2012 at 12:51pm

His actual plan is to buy a shack and have a resturaunt on the bottom floor and live above it.  I agree I think they just want to be able to be in the sun... 


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