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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.

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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Lindsey liked MAV's discussion Haven’t heard from my son yet
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For Moms or Wives who have loved ones on the Alaska, either Blue or Gold Crew.

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2016

Discussion Forum

ombudsman - gold crew

Started by Griffins mom ship 14 div 25. Last reply by fayegirrl4* Jun 23, 2016. 3 Replies

Good  morning,My sailor son is on gold crew, on first underway.  He didn't connect me to an ombudsman, so was wondering if any of you could provide that information?Thanks,KathleenContinue

Leave dates

Started by karinabeana611. Last reply by karinabeana611 Jun 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey I was just wondering what your experiences have been like with the dates they get for they usually stay the same? He told me the week he can take for leave and I found plane tickets…Continue

In between deployments

Started by karinabeana611. Last reply by karinabeana611 May 15, 2013. 4 Replies

For those of you that have experience with the time in between deployments...what do they typically do then? Are they allowed to take leave during that time as well? If so, how much? Just trying to…Continue

Blue Crew

Started by Kss. Last reply by Lin (Winston's Mom) May 1, 2011. 1 Reply

My son is on the Blue Crew. He told me all about the deployment which was his first one. I so happy that he is back.KristenContinue

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Comment by Kss on February 8, 2011 at 10:22am
I am a new sub Navy Mom. What are the guidelines that I should be aware of? Any & all comment are welcome. Thanks!
Comment by DeniseR on December 13, 2010 at 6:59pm

After he goes out on a mission, he will certainly get to know the men on his boat and  hopefully make some friends.  The women will soon have a big Christmas party for the crew, and I hope Winston can go. It always sounds like such fun.

I'll keep him in my thoughts!!

What is his rank?

Comment by DeniseR on December 13, 2010 at 4:58pm

HI ALaska Blue, Moms!

 I hope all of you will have a Blessed Christmas and be able to see or talk with your son.  After the New Year, I will be able to spend a week with my son and his family.  I am so excited to get to go.  Maybe I will meet your son while I am in Kings Bay.

Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Comment by DeniseR on August 30, 2010 at 11:51am
I meant to say " he had not heard". My finger don't always hit the correct keys.
Comment by DeniseR on August 30, 2010 at 11:50am
I talked with my son Saturday and at that time, he has heard if Winston was assigned to the Blue Crew; however, he is very closed mouth when I ask him questions. You would think by now, I would know that he can't tell me anything. Just a mother always hoping for some bit of news concerning our sons.
Jeremy did say that if your son is assigned to the Alaska, he would be very with either crew because it is a great group of me and a super Captain and COB.
Jeremy just returned from sea duty, so I know that he will be going out . Usually we don't know when the boat leaves which is the way it should be, but we Mothers sure would love to say our " good-byes". I wish your son all the best.
Comment by DeniseR on August 26, 2010 at 9:23pm
Yes,we have lived in Chicago for about 11 years now. When Jeremy entered the Navy,we lived in Sewickley, Pa which is just north of Pittsburgh. I usually have a couple of Jeremy's children stay with me for the summer. It was his twin girls turn this year. We had a great time; they are 13. I have found this a great way to really get to know the children since we do live so far away. I will be going down to see Jeremy while he is home. He just recently returned from sea duty. His family is very happy to have him home. I'm glad to learn that you live somewhat closer.
Comment by DeniseR on August 26, 2010 at 7:44pm
Hi Lin,

Please let me know if Winston gets assigned to the Blue Crew which would be cool. Someday I will learn how to upload pictures to this site, and I can post pictures of my son. Hope to hear good news about your son.

If he does get orders for the Blue Crew, the women of that crew I have found to be very friendly and inviting. In fact, they invited me to be on their group, so I learn a few things about what they are doing. I just learn today that the Alaska Blue Crew got a very good review for this last trip out. I never hear when the boat will leave or return or anything of secrecy, but it is nice to hear what is happening since I live so far away from my son and his family.
Comment by DeniseR on August 26, 2010 at 10:53am
Good Morning, Lin ! It is good to have another Alaska Mother on this list My son is on the Alaska and is with the Blue Crew. It will be interesting to learn which crew your son will be assigned. The Blue Crew just lost six men to rank change, so maybe Winston will join that group, but who knows!!!⁄ When you find out, please let me know. My son, Jeremy, is a Chief Petty Officer and is a Missile Tech. He has been in the Navy for 14 years now and is making it a career. He joined right after High School and has never regretted his choice. At first, I was concerned because he gave up a 4 year scholarship to Med school, but I soon realized that this choice was best for him. So I am happy he doing what he loves.
Comment by DeniseR on April 17, 2010 at 6:45pm
Hi Alaska Family,
Is there anyone out there who has a son or husband on the Alaska?

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