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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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proud mom

Started Mar 2, 2017 0 Replies

I son will be leaving for basic in a few weeks. I am really proud but I'm very nervous as he starts this new adventure in his life and our lifeContinue


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A little about me:
I have two wonderful kids, a daughter that is 30, married with three kids and about to graduate nursing school, and my 19 year old son that is in college and leaves April 17, for basic training
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My son would not be able to receive any where else. He can travel and see the world
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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Concerned mom

Posted on April 24, 2017 at 9:38am 4 Comments

Ok, I get a call over the weekend that my son has hurt his knee real bad, may require surgery. Can they do rehab there during basic so he can finish basic. He does not want to opt out. He was told that he could opt out, have surgery and then re-enlist. He really wants to stay and finish. I don't know where to turn or what to do

Left for Basic yesterday

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 10:26am 13 Comments

Yesterday was a hard day for me and our family. We went to Ft. Jackson in Columbia and watched our " young man " swear into the Navy. It was the hardest thing I as a mother have ever done, to turn and walk away after I hugged, kissed him, and told him how proud I was of him and that I loved him. Then I got the last call last night around 10 pm, telling me he was in Chicago and fine and that he loved us. Tears streamed down my face as I held the phone after he hung up, knowing I could not…


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At 4:54am on May 7, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Join Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17) and see FAQ about SEPS and for more information on SEPS.

Be sure to have your recruit sign paperwork with legal so that they will be able to discuss the situation with you if your recruit wants that to happen. He will also have to sign the HIPAA form for you to speak with anyone about the medical condition.

There is additional info for you at and

FAQ about SEPS indicates that phone calls are authorized daily, but the recruits may not have access to phones every day to make calls. Those in SEPS are usually able to go to the NEX at least twice a week--females on Monday/Wednesday and males on Tuesday/Thursday--and sometimes on Saturday and the recruits are able to access the phone banks on those days and make calls if they have a phone card.

To join the Ship 5 SEPS fB group, click It is a closed group and you must be approved to join, which may take a few days to a week or so. Remember that the reasons for being in SEPS are as varied as the recruits there.

At 1:26pm on April 24, 2017, CrissySue said…
Check your messages hun
At 8:38pm on April 20, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.


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