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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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Navy Speak

Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Wanda J.

USS Rhode Island Blue


USS Rhode Island Blue

SSBN 740

Members: 20
Latest Activity: Jan 3, 2018

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Comment by Sunshine66 on December 5, 2016 at 11:19pm

Haven't been on here much since PIR March 2013.  My son is a Nuke MM and was assigned to the Rhode Island in March 2015. Anybody else's son not loving shipyard?  I've met a few other nukes on this boat when I went to Norfolk. I like meeting my son's friends. The last two times he's been home he brought a sailor with him!

Comment by TJ Proudnavymom on June 29, 2016 at 4:08pm

My son just got orders to Rhode Island Blue. I see this page isn't active. Anyone still here?

Comment by elizabeth_fl on July 29, 2014 at 11:40am
@Shirl your son will do just fine on his first deployment with RIB :) My husband has been on this boat for going on 4 yrs (with the navy almost 5) and he tells me all the time that their boat and crew (blue) is seriously one of the best.
Comment by shirl on July 15, 2014 at 2:30am
My son will be going out on his first deployment soon, it is good to read all the comments even if they are a year ago. Looks like a small group. He has made good friends and likes kingsbay. It will be hard when he goes, we text everyday.
Comment by dani on March 24, 2013 at 4:55pm

Hi, I'm a new mom to the blue crew.  This is my son's first time out.  Feel free to share helpful info you gained over the years!  Thanks.  My son is an MT

Comment by Colleen112 on September 2, 2012 at 8:23am

Thanks for your kind response.  We plan on making things special when he gets home as you said and will keep the emails up for boosting morale.  I pray he is doing well, being kept busy and stays safe and focused.  I also pray for strength for my daughter in law to keep building him up and stay strong in her life without him.  May God Bless the USS Rhode Island crew and entire US military!

Comment by Colleen112 on September 1, 2012 at 7:38am

My son is on the rhode Island Blue Crew and is on his first deployment.  Welcome any suggestions or advice on dealing with deployment.  His anniversary is tomorrow and his first baby was just born while away.  We are all doing ok just missing him..

Comment by Lori_KingsBay_USSRI_Radio on July 9, 2012 at 10:33pm

It's been a while since I've been on N4M's; since BC!  My son is on the Blue Crew. Hoping to learn from those more experienced :-)  My son and his wife moved to GA the end of March.

Comment by Mrs. STS <3 on November 17, 2010 at 9:57am
Hi everyone! i'm not attatched to the blue crew, but there are no gold crew groups for the RI so i figured id join this one :) my husband is currently on RI(G) and has been attatchedx to the boat for a little over a year now. :)
Comment by Steven's Mom on September 22, 2010 at 9:14pm
How is your son do on his oral board? I can't get a hold of my son to find out if he passed stupid phones

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