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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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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2201
Latest Activity: 19 hours ago

Discussion Forum

PACT seaman

Started by Gmachris. Last reply by Anti M Aug 3. 1 Reply

Need help

Started by Mysailorboy1980. Last reply by Bandmom May 30. 6 Replies

A School

Started by travel101. Last reply by Katiemom May 12. 10 Replies

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Comment by Butterball on April 21, 2018 at 1:35pm

Hello Happyone00, my son is also at GL for FC  A school. You can try Bake Me a Wish, they are gourmet baked goods and can ship overnight. 

Comment by Happyone00 on April 21, 2018 at 10:42am

Hi, I’m looking for ideas to get my son a birthday cookie gram and balloons this Friday 4/27.  He is in GL FC A school.  Any ideas? Thanks!

Comment by Bandmom on April 18, 2018 at 7:36am

Hello Tina, My son id also stationed in San Diego.  There are groups for all different ships.  Like Phoenixmom I have noticed that they are not real active.  However, they seem to pull together, when things are happening.  The Destroyer group became real active in the last week, because of Syria.  Hang in there.

Comment by Tina on April 16, 2018 at 11:13pm

How can I ask you a private question about what he’s going to be doing?

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 16, 2018 at 11:04pm

I have to let you know Tina that alot if those sites for San Diego no one really gets on or answers. If you can find what duty station try looking for their face book. That is how I am getting to learn things. And once you know what ship or carrier he may be on look for that site also and see if not the ship or carrier will have its ombudsman and face book page. Have a great Evening.

Comment by Tina on April 16, 2018 at 10:53pm

I don’t know. We were too busy asking dates and what his unit/ship was going to be etc. I’m really happy right now! Thank you and I’ve already joined the San Diego group!

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 16, 2018 at 10:10pm

Tina Congratulations, and welcome San Diego, my Son is also stationed in San Diego. He is on deployment right now but that is where he will be. Do you know if its North Island or 32nd street? He will enjoy San Diego. Just would like to welcome you.

Comment by Tina on April 16, 2018 at 9:54pm

Mine received orders today. He’s super excited! San Diego...looks like that’s going to be his next home lol

Comment by WeAreNavy on April 16, 2018 at 2:14pm

Thank you Anti M! 

Comment by Anti M on April 16, 2018 at 11:51am

  Internet is not great on base anywhere, and in the rooms, it can be really bad.  They usually go in together and purchase cable for their individual room (Comcast or Cox?) which is the best but not perfect.  Not sure how a hotspot will do in those older buildings.  If phone reception isn't all that good, and it is not in some places, then a hotspot will not be any more effective.  If he isn't seeing 4G indoors, then he won't be seeing a workable hotspot.


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