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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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Japan Moms

For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

Members: 678
Latest Activity: 2 hours ago

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Started by biancap. Last reply by Anti M Nov 27, 2018. 1 Reply

Command sponsorship

Started by biancap. Last reply by biancap Oct 17, 2018. 6 Replies

Phones while on leave

Started by Momof2. Last reply by debbiemcg Sep 16, 2018. 6 Replies

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Comment by BusyBee mom 2 hours ago

Thanks Haley, lots of people are saying sprint has the best deal so that may be the way we will be going for now. 

Comment by Haley 3 hours ago

Sprint has a add on for $5 lots of people have. But most here get a Japanese phone and number when arriving. Soft bank is on base but more and more people are avoiding them. We have AU and never have service problems like the soft bank people have.  Also Google Fi is an option now but those phone must be received in the states or like we did ship them to someone int he states and then have them sent over. We have US phone nu. Bers that way although my family still uses messenger to call most of the time. 

Comment by 2tymeNavyMom 8 hours ago

Our son took his cell phone with him so he could call to let us know he arrived.  He did purchase a new cell phone there which he used the three years he was there.  When he came home he switched the sim card to use in the USA. Now that he is being deployed I am not sure what he will do.  It will be a new adventure.

Comment by Lauren - Ship 11 Div 317 8 hours ago

We have T Mobile, my son could text us for free, but purchased another phone there for calling, but mostly he  Facebook messaged us due to the time difference.

Comment by Roberta 8 hours ago

Busy bee mom, my daughter took her phone to Japan and got and international SIM card from a local company.

Comment by BusyBee mom 8 hours ago

Good afternoon ladies! Thanks for letting me join the group! My question is, my son is leaving for Japan on Monday. We have T-Mobile for our phone carrier, upon investing I have learned that it has no international calling so what is the best way to go as far as phones go?? I’m so confused!!

Comment by T-Lynn on March 15, 2019 at 10:48am

Gentle hugs Maggs.

Keep taking pictures of nature.  You are so talented. And those pictures are so healing for us. Hopefully you feel that too. Hey how is Angel?  Shark is on her walk abouts now. And now stop eating. Must being trying to get back her girlish figure to get in her bikini. Right now she is starting out the patio door.  Nnno she does not like being outside - just wants me to open the door to smell the air. Problem - its still too cold.  Only 36 degrees. So she is mad at me.

Hey - good news. I will finally close on the house I was deeded on March 29th, 2019.  Finally I will cross that finish line. It has taken 6 years and 6 months - to the day! - cross that finish line. I am celebrating with chocolate cake and buying me some quick pick lotto tickets!

Wish all a good day  - sorry this is choppy - have to get ready to chase cub scouts.

hugs all

Comment by maggs on March 14, 2019 at 2:08pm

Hi everyone, I am still here. Its been a year since hubby died, but I still feel like it was yesterday.  

Comment by Anti M on March 10, 2019 at 10:51am

I had my bike stolen on base when I was there, ages ago.  While theft in Japan is rare, there seems to be an exception for bikes and umbrellas.  

Comment by T-Lynn on March 8, 2019 at 10:58pm

Yes, my new tooth crown.

And my dentist said this was his first Pink Flamingo.

I just giggle every time I open my mouth.

Wish you a good weekend.


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