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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in November


DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in November

This group is for N4M members that have a loved one leaving for bootcamp in Nov...I will leave the year open so that even future Deppers leaving in the month of Nov of any year can join...Lets share stories, information, concerns, and questions

Members: 561
Latest Activity: 7 hours ago

Hello everyone and welcome to the Navy!!! This Group was started for the loved one of DEPPERS leaving in the month of November (although everyone is welcome).......What year you say? Well ......any year!

If you have November ship out issues/questions etc., need specific information, (or have some to share) or just want to talk to someone that is where you are, with a Recruit leaving for and arriving in BC in November, ...then this is the place to be. :-)

Remember, don't "miss 'em while you're with them!" :) Make the most of every precious moment together before they leave. This will be a big transition for both of you! We'll be here for you every step of the way...

Once your recruit has arrived at RTC, the next stop here is to join the group Boot Camp for Moms (and loved ones)  Hangout and ask questions in this group until your form letter arrives.

Within a week to ten days after your recruit arrives at BC, you will receive "The Box." The box will contain your recruits clothes, shoes, cell phone etc. If you do not receive the box, and your recruit did not take a cell phone it is very possible s/he donated clothing items.

Approx two to three weeks after your recruit arrives you will receive the "Form Letter". The form letter will include their Ship# , DIV #, their mailing address, PIR date, and the Security Access Form. The Security Access form needs to be completed and sent back to your recruit ASAP. Keep this letter in a safe place, it has the information you will need.

The date that is on the form letter is the official date for your Recruit's Training Groups PIR (graduation), Things can always change for an individual Recruit (due to illness, injury, failure to pass a final test etc.)! So, we always recommend that you plan, if possible, to purchase Refundable or Exchangeable plane tickets.

After you have received the form letter, join the group for your recruits PIR. There you can ask questions about PIR, training, hotels etc.Those groups will be posted in the Boot Camp for Mom's group.

Thanks for joining us. We hope you will realize you are not alone, and will soon make new friends, plus feel supported and encouraged! :)

Discussion Forum

BC in November

Started by Tlpemp55. Last reply by Tlpemp55 7 hours ago. 2 Replies

Arriving at Boot Camp November 2017

Started by summer_girl. Last reply by krikris Nov 30, 2017. 51 Replies

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Comment by Amanda0602 17 hours ago

I had no idea this group existed! My wife leaves the last week of November, so I'm in the same boat. Happy to have Thanksgiving but am going to have a really hard time over Christmas.

Comment by Tlpemp55 21 hours ago

My daughter leaves November 26 at least we’ll have Thanksgiving, but really gonna miss Christmas.

Comment by catsandkoi yesterday

Welcome PuntersRPeople2!  What's your son's job rate?  Mine is SW. (steelworker.  He's going to be a seabee! It was his top pick!)

Comment by PuntersRpeople2 yesterday

Hello there! My son leaves 11/8.....finally....after lots of paperwork delays! He is so excited, but kinda bummed he wont be home for Christmas! Looking forward to chatting with you all!

Comment by Phoenixmom on September 4, 2018 at 3:09pm

Welcome catsandkoi, your Son still has time have him to keep running and timing himself also with the push ups, sit ups they have to do so many in 2 min. He has to score a Satisfactory to pass. there are three swim test also.

Have him to look this over i will help.

Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Overview |

Comment by catsandkoi on September 4, 2018 at 1:10pm

My son leaves November 14! SW rate. We've been in DEP since last October when he turned 17 and enlisted days after his birthday. Hard to believe we're so close now.  He still has to increase his speed on his run time. Hoping he can do this!  He wants it so badly.

Comment by Phoenixmom on August 13, 2018 at 2:26pm

Hi Folks I would like to reach out to those that are New or maybe the ones who their Loved Ones havent Left as of yet, this site that I am about to post should be read by Your Son/Daughter beforehand. Don't know if the Recruiting office is letting them know what needs to be passed before attending or able to Graduate. So please those whose Loved Ones who havent left yet read along with them and make sure they can pass this beforehand. Many are struggling and if this can be worked on before and passed it will help them when they get here to BC.

 Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training ... for more information.) 

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 17, 2018 at 7:50pm

you would go into my page go to settings scroll down and it will say leave Navy Moms. is there something that I can do for you?

Comment by Phoenixmom on April 17, 2018 at 7:48pm

Hi Dog Lover,,do you not want to be on this site?

Comment by Dog Lover on April 17, 2018 at 7:32pm
How do I unsubscribe?

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