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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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Does anyone know if you can send care packages to a Submariner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by beachmom76 Oct 2, 2012. 4 Replies

My son, Charley, has left recently for his first deployment and he will be gone for at least seven months. He has told me that submarines cannot recieve mail or care packages. I don't believe that he…Continue

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General Bootcamp Weekly Training ScheduleMy husband found this on under Forum and I thougt this might help us get some insight to what our "babies" are going through.  I hope this…Continue

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I can't find it now, but I believe that I've read somewhere that our recruits make a phone call home during or after week 3. Does anyone know about this? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Does anyone know if you can send care packages to a Submariner?

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 11:25pm 1 Comment

My son, Charley, has left recently for his first deployment and he will be gone for at least seven months. He has told me that submarines cannot recieve mail or care packages. I don't believe that he is a hundred percent right for one reason, this is his first deployment, and he doesn't have knowledge through experience...yet (with concerns with deployment).  Plus, I know that while on deployment  the boat will stop into port. I've read on an unoffical Navy site that mail and care packages…


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At 11:13am on November 24, 2012, janlee said…

Hi Rebecca..:) My sons name is Max, and hes an ET on the Alexandria. Hes been in for 2 years now, but i just joined this group. I didnt know it even existed and i found it by accident. I was so upset my son didnt receive his care package, so i googled 'lost packages' and it brought me here! My son got married to his high school sweetheart in April and shes living in Groton, awaiting his return. I worry about him, and i also have to worry about her..its so hard. She has her good days and bad, but theses holidays are hard on her. Cant wait till we get thru this. How about ur son? Married? Rate? they probably know each other..:)..also....i know we are not supposed to pass on or post any info, and im so afraid im going to say something i shouldnt. What did you want to know about the meeting the other day?. i was told it only lasted 2 minutes, but i did find out what i wanted to know..:) so let me know..:)

At 3:44am on October 10, 2012, BunkerQB said…


Click on Groups tab on MENUBAR above, click "+Add" and follow the instructions - fairly simply. After you have created the group, post a comment on this discussion (a tabulation of all the groups on Navy For Moms associated with ships).

I will look for it and add the link after you have created the group.

Many ships/boats do not have a Navy For Moms group but will have a Facebook private group (depends on the ombudsman who is usually the wife of a senior officer). Normally this is the Family Readiness Group.

Make sure your son submits your name, address, etc. as family contact to the boat's ombudsman. After you get the name of the ombudsman from him, you should send you a note/email and ask to be put on any communications list/group (newsletter or Facebook private group).

My son's sub does not. I have the contact information for a number of the moms whose sons are on my son's sub. Periodically we communicate by regular email and phone. My son's sub did have a Family Readiness Group on Facebook.

Good luck.

At 4:39pm on October 5, 2012, Rebecca K. (SHIP13DIV247) said…

I appreciate the help Gail. Thank you and take care

At 10:45am on May 28, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
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