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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: 2202
Latest Activity: yesterday

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 Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother on March 11, 2009 at 1:44pm
Will, sorry I forgot to ask how your boo boo is coming along today?
Comment by Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother on March 11, 2009 at 1:43pm
Hoppi, thanks so much for the info on ATT; I really appreciate your help~~
AND, good morning all; isn't this a great way to start our day? KUDOS to Will, Hoppi and Chris D for hanging in here with all of us.
Natalie...loved that cup of coffee! Have a great day everyone...........I had a long telephone talk with Michael last night so that was wonderful.........
Comment by kim ann on March 10, 2009 at 10:47pm
Will! So thankful that you hung in there, didn't overdue on the scotch/rocks, and could run that mile and a half! Guess you are hard-core! Honestly, we are all glad you are doing that well. Hope you ran by Chris D's window to prove your up to the challenge! Do enjoy your cuddle time- you both deserve it by FAR! We will be OK without the babysitting tonite!

Hoppi, sorry to hear you have such difficulty working that in. You need to pencil- no, scratch that, INK it in -on your calendars at a given day/time for "date nite" !! That way, can't be 'erased'! Ha!

Von, sorry to hear of the heartstrings pulling at yours in such a way. Your son is still a brave soul, and we never yet know how things work out. You hang in there, you too are a strong lady, it is not weakness to lean on others at times, just gives the boost to stand straight later, and are then the rock to help others again. Bless you and your son...
Comment by Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother on March 10, 2009 at 10:37pm
Hoppi - thank you so very much for your help! I look forward to your reply...Have a great night and did you stay dry last night?
Comment by Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother on March 10, 2009 at 10:28pm
WILL, HOPPI or anyone who can answer...I know there are no such things as dumb questions, but I may be just the first to ask....I have seen comments from Moms and Dads who state that their recruits have received their "number" for ATT. I don't want to get my grandson in trouble by asking this, but I know his PIR was earlier then at least one of these recruits who have received theirs, but he just stated tonight that he hasn't received his yet and I'm not sure he knows what I am talking about....Can you enlighten me? Thanks so much.........
Comment by Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother on March 10, 2009 at 8:41pm
Will, you got some talent going for you there on that mural; can't wait to see the other 10...
Comment by Bill S. on March 10, 2009 at 6:43pm
Hello everyone, Hey Will and Hoppi. Can you tell me if there is any truth to the rumor that they shut down the Franklin because of mold? My son said he thought the heater next to his bed had mold in it and I told him it was probably dirt built up. If it was mold it would explain his being ill for that last week he was in there. Thanks, Bill
Comment by Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother on March 10, 2009 at 3:57pm
Way to go, WILL.....
Comment by Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother on March 10, 2009 at 3:28pm
Terry....GREAT pic of you and Will..thanks for posting it here!
Comment by Vee, Michael's Proud Grandmother on March 10, 2009 at 3:26pm
Hi Military Mom....Thank you for the update on your weekend in GL. I bet Will is "hugged out." Are we all sure that isn't when he hurt his knee???? lol lol Glad you are back home safe and sound! How neat you got a pic with Will (our HERO)..

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