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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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AECF - FCs and ETs

For families that have a loved one serving the Navy as an FC or an ET. This is the place to share and learn more about their jobs and schools. For subs - look for the SECF group.

Members: 784
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Discussion Forum

Family Chits and Liberty Questions

Started by CrissySue May 19, 2017. 0 Replies

Moving to great Lakes

Started by ismenia. Last reply by ismenia Feb 25, 2017. 6 Replies

C-school for Reserve?

Started by CherylG. Last reply by CherylG Feb 14, 2017. 2 Replies

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Comment by Butterball on Tuesday

Thank you Bandmom, I do know where he will be for C school, guess I will have to wait along with him for where he reports next.

Comment by Bandmom on Tuesday

Butterball, I know how you feel.  Everyone had there orders except for my son.  He got his orders 1 week before he graduated from A School, then he left 1 week after for his ship.  Now they are sending him to C School somewhere else.  It is crazy at times.

Comment by Butterball on Tuesday

Oh, okay, will have to check them out this morning, if I get a chance.

Comment by Anti M on Tuesday

All the  .mil sites come up as unsecure.  They're fine, just older security certificates trip the up to date firewalls .  

There's always someone waiting for orders ...

Comment by Butterball on Tuesday

Anti M, got a message that the link was not secure, so I won't be using it, thank you for the heads up though. 

Comment by Butterball on Tuesday

Thank you Anti M and Barefootie for the information. Now my next crazy question is why does it seem everyone has their orders except for my son? It is so aggravating not knowing what is happening. thank you in advance for the information. 

Comment by Anti M on Monday

Ooops, forgot to post the COOL sheet!

https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/LaDR/fc_e1_e9.pdf

Comment by Anti M on Monday

Butterball, there's more than one C school, and I do know the hold times can be quite long.  

Here is the FC COOL sheet, pages 8 ad 9 show the NECS available through C schools.  The trick is, they combine some of them into one system!  Expect 4 to 8 months of school, plus hold times.  

Wikipedia names the systems they might train on.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_controlman

There is no one single answer, sorry.

Comment by barefootie on Monday

Sorry. C school approximately 12 weeks for my sailor but it all depends on the equipment they are being trained on. Some are longer. I know my sailor has one more school after his C school before his deployment to Japan 

Comment by barefootie on Monday

My son is in C school now. It’s approximately 10 weeks 

 

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