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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."

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

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Misperceptions about Navy life (24)

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Going Undesignated

Ma'am, I wanted to clarify what it means to be undesignated. Many people will tell you that it is a horrible thing. I wanted to dispel this…

Started by EMC (SS)

25 Aug 6
Reply by Kristi

Life in the Navy

I have seen several posts about what life will be like in the Navy. I would like to give you my personal take on the situation. 1) It is th…

Started by EMC (SS)

33 Apr 24
Reply by momto navymat

Sailor in need of medical attention

My daughter is an active duty sailor.  Long story short, she broke a foot and is getting no medical attention.  How can this be?  How can I…

Started by LemonBasil

2 Apr 20
Reply by Amberrose

My only son is considering becoming a Naval Officer. I am not excited. UPDATED 7-19-14 I am now very excited.

Tthis is my first post.I raised a wonderful intelligent young man. I knew with his honors College background he would do something remarkab…

Started by isupportmyson

25 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by StacyLO

Not sure if I'm getting the truth.

My step-daughter, with whom I have a great relationship (most of the time), is stationed on a carrier in San Diego.  I know she hates being…

Started by eli51354

5 Dec 1, 2016
Reply by tina

Joining

Are there any sailors that are moms and is enlisted and active duty? I have already taken my asvab waiting for dates for bootcamp but now I…

Started by SoonToBeNavyWife

0 Aug 18, 2016

Hold You Back

I don't understand why the Navy won't let you move when you rate for a job that you qualify for. It seem like they hold you back from progr…

Started by Sweetsan

11 Aug 24, 2015
Reply by CryptoDad

"Whole Person Concept" - it's not just your exam scores that get you advanced, it's your Final Multiple Score (FMS).

The FMS is a "Whole Person Concept" approach that considers your exam score along with other factors to ensure the right Sailors are advan…

Started by CryptoDad

2 Aug 12, 2015
Reply by Buckeyebill

ESTABLISHING THE RANK ORDER

Advancement opportunity is based on two primary factors - vacancies in your rating (quotas) and your Final Multiple Score (FMS) in compari…

Started by CryptoDad

0 Mar 31, 2015

Meet with recruiter and some concerns

Hi all! My husband and I met with a recruiter last week and had mixed reviews. There are so many pros to having my husband join- traveling,…

Started by SEF

6 Jul 21, 2013
Reply by Knicky (Ship14Div351)

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