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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

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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.


Discussion Forum

Lovely Links to Know

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

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Comment by roberts_mom on February 27, 2012 at 5:30pm

I asked him that, and he told me that he would live in a shack on the beach... 

Comment by Kaye S. on February 27, 2012 at 4:53pm

Haha!  My response to them would be, "That sounds like fun!  Where will you live?  And we'd love it if you'll come for Sunday dinner together!"

Comment by roberts_mom on February 27, 2012 at 4:30pm

Lol, what is it with these boy? My son wants to be a BEACH BUM too....

Comment by Kaye S. on February 27, 2012 at 3:37pm

Yvonne:  What are N.'s plans after Navy?  It'll be wonderful to enjoy a "normal" life with him nearby.  We'll definitely stay in touch, I know... hugs to you.

Suzanne:  I have a hunch, but can't post that here.  Your sailor will be briefed when he arrives.  Make sure he puts you on his "Page 2," the form that lists next of kin AND that he gives your name to the Ombudsman.  That way, you can be informed of departures and arrivals.

Comment by Suzanne-Sailor Mom on February 27, 2012 at 3:05pm

Thanks for the info Kaye S!  When do you think that the Gold crew will leave for their cruise?

Comment by Kaye S. on February 27, 2012 at 1:33pm

Yvonne, I think the term is "short cycle..." but, I get your meaning.  So, just one more and he's out for good?!

Comment by Kaye S. on February 27, 2012 at 1:31pm

Thanks, Kendrasue!  I'm flying to Seattle on April 18, the due date of my first grandbaby!!!  I'll either greet a brand new baby or be there for the delivery!  I'm staying THREE WEEKS; husband and daughter are joining me for the final week.  I can't wait!

Comment by Kaye S. on February 27, 2012 at 1:29pm

No, the Gold hasn't left yet.  When a sub returns to port, everyone gets off for two weeks' leave, EXCEPT the Nukes... in this case, the Blue nukes stay for 2-3 weeks with the Gold nukes coming on to "hand over" the boat (going through all the nuclear systems for repairs and signing off from one crew to the other).  After the "Goldies" take ownership of the boat, the Blue nukes will get their leave period.  I'm sure your son will be on the next cruise!

Comment by Suzanne-Sailor Mom on February 27, 2012 at 12:55pm

Does this mean that the GOLD crew just went out?

Comment by Suzanne-Sailor Mom on February 27, 2012 at 9:57am

What crew just came back?


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