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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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.



U.S.S. Carter-Hall, LSD 50


U.S.S. Carter-Hall, LSD 50

For families and friends of sailors serving on the U.S.S. Carter-Hall, LSD 50.

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2019

Discussion Forum


Started by ANTHONY'SMOM. Last reply by ANTHONY'SMOM Apr 7, 2017. 3 Replies

furniture needed

Started by denise. Last reply by denise Nov 22, 2011. 2 Replies

Which port, oh dear me!

Started by blackberrybunny. Last reply by navyswomom Apr 6, 2011. 10 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by misisu on May 8, 2018 at 10:00pm

Hello. Is there anyone there? How is the time in the yards going for your sailor? I am hoping mine will be able to strike a rate in Sept. 

Comment by misisu on July 26, 2017 at 10:56am

Well, my son has orders to the Carter Hall. I sure hope he will enjoy his time there

Comment by ssbeach on July 6, 2017 at 9:27pm

Hello Ladies, my son presumably joined the Carter Hall this morning - he flew out last night. He was previously on the Anzio, which is now in drydock for a major refit. He's an ET. Our son-in-law is a nuke currently on shore duty but headed to the Rhode Island soon. Happy to join you here!

Comment by misisu on June 10, 2017 at 8:02am
Kimberly68 - my son is undesignated but on Temporary Hold until Jun 28th. He would like to work as LS or SH. He was recommended to get in touch with a mentor on the ship while waiting.
Very exciting for them to be on deployment. I will check out the Facebook page as well. Thanks for the information.
Has your son only been on the CH?
Comment by misisu on June 9, 2017 at 10:48pm
My son just graduated boot camp and has orders to the Carter Hall. Would like to know if anyone is out there interested in sharing about their kid and the ship
Comment by 10mileloop on May 13, 2017 at 9:16pm

Wow, this is difficult. Mom of first deployment..good days bad days..

Comment by 10mileloop on May 13, 2017 at 9:14pm

Any word on the recent RAS? I have sent 3 packages..

Comment by ANTHONY'SMOM on April 21, 2017 at 4:50pm

My son recd his first care package and he was so happy.  Seems it was on another ship but the thing is I had already shipped out another one and forgot to put LSD 50 on the second one also .. (sigh) I will be sending him another one tomorrow with some more goodies and this time Ill have the correct address .. True what they say 3rd time is a charm.

Happy weekend to you al :)

Comment by meam on December 5, 2016 at 1:29pm

Hi 10mileloop,

I am here.


Comment by 10mileloop on December 5, 2016 at 1:16pm

Its Dec.5th, 2016. Any moms here??


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