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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor.  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

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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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SH (Ship's Serviceman) Moms and Others

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SH (Ship's Serviceman) Moms and Others

Ship's servicemen (SH) are responsible for managing and operating all shipboard retail and service activities. These include the ship's store, vending machines, video games, barber shops, laundry and tailor shops. They play a large role in the morale of the ship.

The duties performed by SHs include:

  • managing and operating retail and service activities afloat;
  • procuring and receiving ship's store stock;
  • maintaining financial records and accounting systems;
  • maintaining inventory and procurement databases;
  • managing and operating ship's barber shops;
  • serving as cash collections agents;
  • operating and maintaining vending and cash collection machines;
  • managing and operating ship's laundry and tailor shops

Read more at http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjob1/a/sh.htm .

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Latest Activity: May 17

Discussion Forum

"C" school -- shipboard barber

Started by Valtameri Sep 28, 2013. 0 Replies

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- At Naval Station Norfolk's Center for Service and Support (CSS), instructors of the shipboard barber "C" school provide training on the basic fundamentals of barbershop…Continue

SH "A" School

Started by Valtameri. Last reply by Valtameri Sep 28, 2013. 1 Reply

SH "A" school is approximately four weeks long.The school is located in Meridian, MS.Continue

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Comment by TxMom99 on May 17, 2018 at 9:20am

Thank you for all the responses !  I'm not on this site much but I am GREATLY appreciative of all the help and support I've received since before Bootcamp !! There was no way I would have made it without everyone !!  THANK YOU !

 

Comment by Valtameri on May 16, 2018 at 11:50pm

TX -- Is your sailor a barber? 

Usually the Navy will pay for the sailor to fly from school to the next duty station; the sailor just pays the difference for the diversion home. However, in your son's case, with his C school and his duty station being in the same city, I guess that doesn't apply at all!

As LeAnn says, the airlines don't usually offer military discounts. I did hear that Southwest is doing a summer fare sale until Friday (covers June 5th - Oct.); perhaps he could look into that?

Comment by LeAnn ⚖ on May 16, 2018 at 7:22pm

TxMom:

Leave = vacation and Navy does not pay for flights that are not Navy "business".  I don't know of any airline that has a military discount.  Many will give the service person a free checked bag or 2, something to inquire about to be certain since policies differ among the airlines.  He would need to show his mil ID when at the counter checking his bags to get any baggage discount.

Check travel sites for price comparisons and the individual airline sites.  The farther out booked, to a certain point, the better the price.

Will be nice for you to see him and that he can relax at "home" and enjoy family and friends!

Tell him thanks for serving alongside my 2 Navy kids! 

Comment by TxMom99 on May 16, 2018 at 4:08pm

My son is set to graduate C School in Norfolk in June.  He will have leave after that and wants to come home to TX. He will be returning to Norfolk after leave.

Does he have to pay to fly / travel home for leave and back to VA ? 

Do you have any recommendations on airlines that give military discounts ?

Comment by LeAnn ⚖ on May 15, 2018 at 5:14pm

Glad you joined our group, Elisabeth!  Keep us posted on BC and beyond!

Comment by Elisabeth on May 15, 2018 at 4:57pm

Thank you Valtameri! My son is in boot camp now, set to graduate June 1, then off to Meridian for A school for Ship's Servicenan

Comment by Valtameri on May 15, 2018 at 4:38pm

Welcome to Elisabeth!

Comment by LeAnn ⚖ on March 6, 2018 at 9:38pm

TX - glad you joined us.  Thinking the travel radius for PIR is 50 miles.  Your new sailor will know!

Comment by TxMom99 on March 6, 2018 at 8:30pm

Thanks Valtameri !

PIR is April 6th! Anxious mom here  trying to make it through the days ....

What is the liberty radius when they do receive liberty ?

Comment by Valtameri on March 6, 2018 at 6:30pm

Welcome TXMom!

 

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