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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?

Members: 572
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

Discussion Forum


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 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(Vet) 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(Vet) 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.

Comment by julie01 on April 17, 2021 at 1:15pm
I remember PatD in charge B'sNukeMom. Did you have a family member also in Norfolk then?
Comment by julie01 on April 17, 2021 at 1:04pm
I remember you jbird the only time we saw the Truman arrive years ago maybe 2015? In Norfolk. We all had name tags in the bleachers. It may have been a July. We all posted so much then. Was that the beginning of all the navyformoms page? If anyone knows? My son has died a year already. He was 5 years on the Truman. A very bad heart. Many of his buddies did too. That is why I don't post much. Too hard on Navy Moms all around or we have been ill ourselves. I love to look at posts about reunions, the passion we have for our family and friends serving brings me comfort. Thank you to all who serve and the mom's now. May you reunite safely with your loved ones and am always praying for you.
Comment by jbird on April 17, 2021 at 8:48am

I wonder if it was so active then, because the group was fairly new. Most of those son's and daughters are probably not serving anymore.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on April 16, 2021 at 11:09am

From what I can see it looks like PatD started the group around the summer of 2009 or maybe a little earlier.  It's unfortunate though because she is no longer a member on here all of her posts have been deleted.

That's why it's so important if you decide to leave N4M that you don't delete your profile - everything will disappear!


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