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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 edaring-Shawna's mom on November 2, 2011 at 7:12pm

Is someone taking over for you?


Comment by AnG on November 2, 2011 at 4:54pm
Welcome and Goodbye. My son just got orders and is transferring to another base. Ye,s the Carter Hall is in port. They just got back from deployment in May. Not sure when they are expected to go back out.
Comment by edaring-Shawna's mom on November 2, 2011 at 10:06am
Hi my name is Evelyn and Shawna is my daughter going to the Carter Hall
Comment by edaring-Shawna's mom on November 2, 2011 at 9:04am

My daughter njust bgot orders to Carter Hall, are they inport right now: What can she expect, I am so nervous,my little girl going to a ship.


Comment by Posie (Ship 3 Div 249) on November 2, 2011 at 8:57am
My son just arrived at Little Creek last night to join the crew (is that the correct terminology???) at Carter Hall.  I thought my palms were sweaty with worry during boot it's really hitting home.  Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggh.    Bless them all.
Comment by mariapaulfive on May 22, 2011 at 10:15am
Welcome Home!  What a site last Monday seeing you all come home.  I will never forget it.  God Bless you all!
Comment by Melinda on May 14, 2011 at 10:33pm
We are on our way, too. Doing some sight seeing along the way. We are so excited to see our boy and welcome all of them home!!!
Comment by navyswomom on April 6, 2011 at 8:31am

Good morning everyone! 

I just want to remind everyone here that operational security is designed to keep our loved ones on the CH safe.  Please DO NOT discuss ship movement, return dates/months, port visits or the like...we want them to return to us!

Additionally, for anyone needing information about the Little Creek/VA Beach area, please feel free to contact me, I live local and can help you with basic information to include base access, areas to avoid, etc.

Comment by Melinda on April 4, 2011 at 10:37pm

I have stayed there before.  It is about 10-15 minutes from the base.  It seemed to be a safe area.  I did not check into the housing on base.  Of course the Navy can change the dates at any time, but we booked rooms so that we would have one.  We can cancel up to one day before without penalty. 

I don't know exactly what the activities are, but I got an email from the ombudsman.  I have also been in contact with the wife of my son's Chief.  They have done some fund raisers for the activities.  They have a family event planned for the evening before.  You can get more information from the facebook page.


Getting on base... I'm sure your Sailor will have to put you on a list.  There will probably be more information from the FRG as the time gets closer.  The ombudsman will be able to tell us.


Go to the FRG page on facebook.  It will give you a lot of the information you are asking for.



Comment by Melinda on April 4, 2011 at 3:54pm
We are going to be on the pier. I can't wait to see my son come off the ship. The FRG has activities planned for the whole event. We are staying at the Best Western Center Inn. It is one of the closest to the base. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, and they have decent rates.

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