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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 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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USS Harry S. Truman CVN75


USS Harry S. Truman CVN75

Anyone with a sailor aboard the USS Harry S. Truman?

Members: 576
Latest Activity: Sep 16


In the event of an emergency within the sailor’s family, where you feel the sailor must be notified and considered for Emergency Leave, you must notify the American Red Cross through the national headquarters in Washington, DC (1-877-272-7337) or via their website

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Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN. Last reply by Sonnie00 Sep 30, 2018. 7 Replies


Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Apr 19, 2018. 102 Replies

worried about my son; looking for some help

Started by momdad. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Mar 16, 2018. 13 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 16, 2021 at 4:55pm

Yes, finding people to sign off on his quals could be a problem but he needs to be persistent!  And yes, he might just be venting to you - that's ok though - let him vent.  But tell him not to give up no matter how frustrating it gets.

Comment by ShellyMarie on September 16, 2021 at 4:20pm

B'sNukeMom, thank you so much for explaining this to me.  My son has only mentioned it a couple times. I know I am a sounding board for him, I just worry how much of this is just venting and if any of it is a real problem.  He mentioned having trouble finding people to sign off on his quals.  I guess that's a common problem?

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 9, 2021 at 2:21pm

ShellyMarie - your son is a nuke, correct?  Even after they get to their ship (or sub) they will continue to have qualifications.  It's a never ending learning process.  When they graduate nuke school they are a "Qualified Nuclear Reactor Operator" but then they have to requalify on the actual carrier.  So much to learn and do.  He could be having difficulty getting the time to work on his qualifications - he'll still have his job to do along with working on quals.  I don't remember the timeline to complete quals but it is a fairly good amount of time.  Best you can do is just keep reminding him that he made it this far and he can do this!  Let him know it's not like there is a finish line - it's just a never ending learning process lol! 

Continue to offer up love and support and he'll get through this.  Being his sounding board is probably one of the best things you can do for him.  Hang in there!

Comment by ShellyMarie on September 9, 2021 at 12:52pm

I'm was wondering if someone could answer a few questions for me.  My son is having trouble with qualifications.  I'm not sure what that means, and if anyone has any suggestions on how I can help or be supportive. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on April 18, 2021 at 5:47pm

Jacob94mom - your son and DIL sound like B&C.  They have 2 dogs, a cat, 2 different lizards - I think one is a gecko, a turtle and a rat. C is finishing up her Master's Degree (in wildlife stuff) and B just finished his undergrad degree (well they both did in December).  We wait patiently for grandbabies.....

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on April 18, 2021 at 5:43pm

julie01 - yes, the nukes are usually one of last ones off the ship but we weren't at homecoming.  Our son had already flown back to Norfolk before the ship returned.  We visited him before deployment though.

Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday.  We are having a very warm and windy day here in SoCal!

Comment by Redsmom on April 18, 2021 at 4:14pm

So good to see some of these names!  I was there to greet my sailor wearing my NFM badge too.  I don't think I could have gotten through that first deployment without my NFM support group!!  My sailor discharged last year.  Found employment in the midst of Covid-19 and has adjusted back to civilian life. 

Comment by Jacob94mom on April 18, 2021 at 2:52pm

 I’m still here! I was there that hot July day!  I also met a few moms at the gathering the night before.  My son has been off the Truman for a year now. He is now serving shore duty at Oceana.  April 15th marked his 7th year with the Navy. He has two more with this contract  but will most likely reenlist as he is unsure what he wants to do as a civilian.  He is married now and bought a beautiful home in Suffolk.  His wife is the manager of a vet clinic close to their home.  They are raising 3 cats, 2 dogs, two snakes, a gecko, a koi pond and a few other fish. No time for babies! Lol 

Comment by julie01 on April 17, 2021 at 10:56pm
B'sNukeMom I remember you had to wait the longest for them to get off the ship. It was a super hot day. So glad that your son is married and happy with someone who knows the Navy life ways. I hope they are happy in MI and you can see them in the near future. Yes, my son has some really great Navy friends that are newly married with babies in their lives as civilian life unfolds. He has passed over a year now so we are in the program available to any personal military loss in case.
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on April 17, 2021 at 9:05pm

My son was on the Truman in 2015 and yes he is out now.  His wife was also a nuke but she was on the Lincoln and she's out now too.  They live in MI and just bought a new house with their GI Bill.

I had posted a discussion in 2015 up above when the Truman deployed.

The Navy for Moms website has been around since 2008.  I didn't join until 2012.

julie01 - you said your son died?  I'm so very sorry to hear this.  And you say many of his buddies too?  This is quite sad.

Sending prayers to you and everyone with family serving.


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