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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."

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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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 mama spence on March 8, 2013 at 9:52am

I also have a son on the USS Cater Hall, I do not have any information about care packages or an address.  If you find out can you post it???


mama Spence

Comment by proudmom89 PIR 11/12 Ship 11 Div on March 7, 2013 at 2:18pm

I have a son on the Carter Hall.  Would like FPO address and maybe info on what can be mailed in care packages. 



Comment by rmwjcpa on January 21, 2013 at 8:08pm

Does anyone have luck sending mail to their sailor on the USS Carter Hall ship?  We just keep getting mail returned.

Comment by carol on June 29, 2012 at 11:46am


Comment by rmwjcpa on June 14, 2012 at 3:00pm

Hi,  My Sailor is heading to Virginia next week.  He bought a Clear modem while in Great Lakes but looks like they don't have service in Little Creek.  Does anyone know how to get wifi or if it is provided?  Thanks.

Comment by rmwjcpa on May 3, 2012 at 11:17am

Hi All, I am joining a little early.  My son is in A school in Great Lakes but has his orders to report to USS Carter Hall when he is done!  Sounds like a great ship to be on.  He will be DC Fireman.

Comment by Lori4629 on May 1, 2012 at 12:10pm

my DD just got orders to report to the Carter Hall this month. Any current activity on the ship? Thanks!

Comment by edaring-Shawna's mom on November 15, 2011 at 1:35am

does anyone have the ombudsman info for the carter hall?


Comment by edaring-Shawna's mom on November 14, 2011 at 11:37pm

I have some comments for anyone who cares to listen.... My daughter left Great Lakes last wed, arriving to Norfolk very late at night got to airport, no one at USO no place to ask for help,(as GL gave no direction for her and what to do no phone numbers for assistence, NOTHING, she had to take a taxi to the base 30.00 later, i might add. she got to a TPU barracks, they put her up ad told her to report some place at 0730 on MONDaY, a holiday weekend all alone no guidance of any kind, so monday report as directed and alls they did was tell her oh you are going to Little Creek do you have a car? Oh yeah i got one in my seabag LOL no offer of any transportation, (she new a friend stationed there so she called her and got a ride, in other words oh well GET THERE.  she gets to LC to the Uss CArter Hall reports as directed, well guess what the question of the day is What are you doing here we dont have room for you!!!!!Yes people I am very p   ed off, is this how we treat our young people that volunteer to seerve and protct our country for freedom?

Comment by Melinda on November 3, 2011 at 10:32am
Welcome ladies! My son is on the Carter Hall also. I'm not sure when they will be deployed again, but they will be going underway for 1-3 weeks at a time getting ready for deployment. Your sailors should get a schedule of that and be able to let you know. We have to be very careful about the information we post on here. We don't say anything that is not made public to help protect the safety of our sailors. It is best to get that info from you son or daughter. Welcome to the group!

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