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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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December 2015 Blog Posts (34)


I am so confused.  My daughter sent one address on the form letter that I received about a  week ago.  I got a letter from her today with a totally different return address on this letter than the one on the form letter.  Does this mean she won't get my earlier letters?  I had also passed this other address onto other family members. 

Should I use the new address on the most recent personally written letter I received from her today?

Please help with this.  I don't want…


Added by usgrant42 on December 31, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Envelope sizes

I just got a letter from my daughter today.  She asked me to send a "bun" maker for her hair.  Is it okay for me to do that?  Is there a limit on the size of the envelope I send her because I was also going to send her photos?

Appreciate your time.

Added by usgrant42 on December 31, 2015 at 7:31pm — 8 Comments


woohoo. Just got 3 Letters from my son. I am so happy to hear from him.. He sounds like he's going good. Had a rough couple days he said but he ok now. He said his brothers in his division are pushing him.

Added by middlemom on December 31, 2015 at 12:32pm — 2 Comments

Ship 02 Div 914

My daughter left on 12/09/15. It was so very hard to say goodbye to my baby girl!! Anyone else have a child on the same ship as mine? She is due to graduate 2/5/15

Added by Ericarovie on December 30, 2015 at 6:01pm — 7 Comments

feature boot camp mom

My son leaves  March 23, 2016. I am nervous and scared already. I shouldn't be my oldest son is in the Army. I am more nervous now than before. I relate to the crazy emotions.

Added by rtw1 on December 28, 2015 at 11:22pm — 2 Comments

New Navy Mon!

My daughter has been at boot camp for 2 weeks,& I'm always worrying about her!

Added by SNC'sMOM on December 28, 2015 at 12:10am — 5 Comments

Ship 11 Div 087

My daughter left on 12/08/15. I received a very short letter form her and got concerned because I'd sent her three letters already and from her letter I can tell that she hasn't gotten mine yet. I also noticed that there are only three names on her list for graduation when I need for there to be four because we're a family of 5 including her. So it concerns me to think that one of her siblings won't be able to attend. I'm trying not to get nervous about anything but it's hard.

Added by Morgansmom11 on December 25, 2015 at 11:59am — 12 Comments

U.S. Navy Recruit Training page on Facebook Christmas 2015 photos

For all you looking to see your SR we've been given a beautiful gift of photos from bootcamp.  Go to

Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Added by Mamafig on December 25, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments

Ship 11 Div 088  received a letter from my daughter today as well as a very very short call.  Call was just to tell me graduation date and Merry Christmas!  Did not even last a minute but still good …

Ship 11 Div 088  received a letter from my daughter today as well as a very very short call.  Call was just to tell me graduation date and Merry Christmas!  Did not even last a minute but still good to hear her voice.  Everyone from this division keep your phones close.  I hope you all get a call. 


Added by Garden1996 on December 24, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

phone cards

Any advice on phone cards? how many minutes to purchase? should I activate or my son?

Added by mjmp on December 23, 2015 at 4:34pm — 5 Comments

New Navy mom

Hi everyone, my son left on December 14th for boot camp. I got the "I made it safe" call. 3 days later I received the box with his stuff. Does anyone know when is the next call? I miss my son, the hardest thing is not being able to call to find out how he is doing.I have no idea when is graduation.

Added by Lorraine on December 21, 2015 at 1:23pm — 12 Comments

PIR weekend

My recruit is going to "A" school in Florida after bootcamp. I was wondering if anyone knows how long he will stay in Chicago after graduating? He graduates January 22nd.

Added by Dezairay on December 21, 2015 at 10:50am — 3 Comments

My son is having a hard time emotionally

Can anyone tell me what am I suppose to do whenever your child is having a hard time emotionally. My heart bleeds for him. His first phone call home and it was that. Not what I expected.

Added by Junkfood76 on December 19, 2015 at 3:16pm — 11 Comments

Ship 04 Division 084

Hi waiting for news ...nothing yet..

Added by Mami Bianca on December 19, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Awaiting a Real Phone Call - anyone on Ship 4 Div 084?

Hi, I got a "made it safely" call about 2 weeks ago and around 1 am.  We got the form letter with a grad date of Jan 29th and hoping to get a call this week where we can all talk to my son. the Holidays will not be the same with him being gone. I really hope the recruits aren't too lonely over the holidays..

Added by 1sttimenavymom on December 18, 2015 at 12:31pm — 4 Comments

ship 6 Division 090

Anyone have loved one on ship 6 division 090?

Added by Proud Navy mom Tracey on December 18, 2015 at 1:25am — 15 Comments

30 Second Phone Call

Got my 30 second phone call at 2:30 a.m.  So glad to hear his voice even though he sounded tired -- haha so did I.  Dropped him off at the recruiters as per his request on Monday at 10:00 a.m.  I knew not to expect a call until Tuesday but it was a good thing a friend told me the call can come in the middle of the night.  Helpful video on uTube helpful too.  He didn't bring anything to send home so he let me know I won't be getting the letter most get.  So 3 weeks and waiting.  So proud I…


Added by Mamafig on December 16, 2015 at 2:23pm — 8 Comments

Hi Moms

Anyone know the best time to make dinner reservations post Hi moms @ OCS? Dont want to keep him out too late! Thanks!

Added by AlohaMom on December 16, 2015 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

Last day

well, today is my sons last day home before he leaves for boot camp. I am very emotional. Went to church this morning and they had a special prayer for him, went out to lunch with some friends and then we came home and packed up his room. I have cried so much today that my eyes are killing me. How am I suppose to say goodbye to him tomorrow. I can't do this..

Added by middlemom on December 13, 2015 at 6:54pm — 15 Comments

Anyone with a daughter with a PIR of 1/29/19

Ship 11 Div 087

Added by jmom on December 13, 2015 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

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