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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."

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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Catherine liked Catherine's discussion Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs
navyvet replied to Catherine's discussion 'Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs' in the group Sub Moms
"three people share 2 racks so they get 2/3 of storage space. "
May 19
JayDee659 replied to Catherine's discussion 'Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs' in the group Sub Moms
"Catherine my SIL always talks about having a locker for his things "
May 18
Catherine added 2 discussions to the group Sub Moms
May 18
Catherine commented on Brenda Sue's group 'Moms of "A" school Sailors'
"Barring Covid delays, my son will head to RTC in July and then to Groton, CT for sub & A- schools. Any tips or info onThat area and/or that base  I know sailors will be very busy the first month there with sub school and then several weeks…"
May 17
Catherine replied to Francis's discussion 'BC classes with initial quarantine period'
"Great info, thanks.   So your son left boot camp with 3 pieces of "luggage"?  Is the garment bag navy issued and how they carry any uniform pieces they are issued at boot camp?  So that and the sea bag are baggage checked…"
May 13
Catherine replied to garden gal's discussion 'submarine visits to foreign ports' in the group Sub Moms
"1.  So submariners can switch between sub types?  Is that easy to do (e.g. going from a fast attack to a boomer or vice versa) and can they only ask to switch after a certain period of time? Is it very common for the Navy to switch them…"
May 12
Catherine replied to KKNOhio's discussion 'Car at sub school' in the group GROTON, CT. SUBSCHOOL & "A" SCHOOL MOMS
"For sailors that do NOT have a car when at Sub School &A School In Groton, what do most do for transportation to get around the area?  Walk everywhere or are bikes common?  Are busses or Uber readily available to perhaps visit town on…"
May 12
Catherine replied to Francis's discussion 'BC classes with initial quarantine period'
"Son scheduled to leave for Boot Camp in mid-July and am guessing that the 2 week hotel quarantine will still probably be in place then.  He is hearing/reading that  when in the hotel before moving over to Great Lakes facility, there that…"
May 12

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At 1:23pm on April 26, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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