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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 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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USS Harry S. Truman CVN75


USS Harry S. Truman CVN75

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

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Latest Activity: Mar 22


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(Vet). Last reply by Sonnie00 Sep 30, 2018. 7 Replies


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

worried about my son; looking for some help

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

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 3, 2021 at 3:37pm

And here's one more:

6000 Sailors Deploy

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 3, 2021 at 3:35pm

Here's an article on the Truman deployment:

Harry S Truman Departs on Deployment

Hi luckysailorsmom.

Comment by luckysailorsmom- USS Truman AOAN on December 3, 2021 at 3:15pm

on The Truman again. 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 3, 2021 at 1:17pm

Hi thesuperm72 - here's some info I posted on previous Truman deployments.  It's straight from USPS and should answer most of your shipping questions.  As to how long packages take, well that's anyone's guess lol!  It could be a couple of weeks to a month.  Don't send anything that is irreplaceable because you just never know.  Also, if you send any liquids put them in separate zip lock bags.  Also, you should line your entire box inside with a trash bag - put everything in and then seal it up.  It's not uncommon for someone else's box to have liquids in it and spring a leak and run all over your box.  Don't take the chance.  And use lots of tape to seal it up - more is better!

Here's the link to the USPS "Click & Ship".  You can get free boxes/tape etc. from them too.

And here's a link for tips on sending care packages:

Comment by thesuperm72 on December 3, 2021 at 12:41pm

My sailor girl started on the Truman after graduating nuke school in August. This is her 1st deployment, so I have a question and I'm sure I'll have more in the future! I had a question regarding sending care packages while they're deployed. I have her address info and email already. 

1. Are there size box restrictions that we need to follow? 

2. Are there restrictions on what they can receive? 

3. How long does it take for them to receive a package? 

I'm super excited to be joining this group and supporting each other. NFMs has been the BEST in receiving support and encouragement on this journey so far!

Happy Friday to you all! I'm wearing my blue Navy Mom sweatshirt as my son's basketball team is playing a school that's color is red and he said I couldn't wear red today! LOL! Have a great weekend! 

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on December 2, 2021 at 11:17am

I saw lots of pictures/videos of the Truman heading out.  I hope everyone is doing well

Stay strong!

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) 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(Vet) 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. 


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