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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

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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: 2215
Latest Activity: 10 hours ago

Discussion Forum

Care packages

Started by stepho. Last reply by Phoenixmom Sep 11. 3 Replies

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

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Comment by Phoenixmom 10 hours ago

Wiffer peanut you are welcome glad I could be of Help!

Comment by Wiffer peanut 10 hours ago

ellen0502  and Phoenixmom Thank you!  We pick up our sailor on Monday and get her for a week!

Comment by ellen0502 19 hours ago

Is she based out of Norfolk? Here is the link to the Norfolk Sailors page.

Norfolk

Comment by TxMom on Wednesday

I hope you were able to have a visit with her before she heads to her duty station.  Our daughter should be leaving GL after finishing OS school on 9/28.  So excited because we will get to visit with her a few days before reporting to her duty station/ship. 

Comment by Phoenixmom on Wednesday

Wiffer peanut I left you a message on your My page.

Comment by Wiffer peanut on Wednesday

She is headed to USS James E Williams. 

Comment by ellen0502 on Wednesday

Wiffer peanut, Where is your Sailor headed?

Comment by Wiffer peanut on Wednesday

Good luck ladies.  Our sailor will be leaving on Monday so I'll be leaving the group.  There is not a group for where she is headed so I wish you all fair winds and following seas from this group!

Comment by taniab on Wednesday

Hello Everyone!  I just returned from visiting my son.  We had a great weekend and had fun exploring Chicago. He really enjoyed having overnight liberty.  Now we look forward to Christmas when we will see him next.  Hope everyone is well!

Comment by Phoenixmom on Monday

Hi Ladies just stopping in to say Hello to Everyone, sure miss being on this site, Hope everyones Loved One is doing Great in A school. My Son Loved it there. But he said the Winters were very Cold. Everytime we face timed he always had a hoodie on inside his Barracks/Room. But they have that really nice thick Coat.

I'm sure Mrs. Anti M is taking care of you all she is Great! And Allison is also full of Knowledge. Hi Allison long time no hear hoping all is well!

Have a Great Evening Folks!

 

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