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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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This week is Letter Writing Week. Show support for your Recruit and express yourself with a hand-written gesture.
Click this link for some great tips and information for letter-writing here: http://navyformoms.com/group/bootcampmoms/page/letter-writing-fun-s...

Here's also a new Group for others to share tips and stories about writing to your Sailor: http://navyformoms.com/group/letter-writing-navy-moms

 

 

 

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Comment by lemonelephant on January 10, 2014 at 1:12am

Tiffany, thanks for posting those links.

For those who have a Sailor, remember that Sailors also like letters and there fewer restrictions on what can be included. Do try to avoid glitter if you have a Sailor in "A" School or on a ship or in BEQ. There are also recruits who don't have someone writing them and you could send a letter to one by connecting with a mom in a current PIR group and asking her to share the name/s of someone who could use some encouragement. This is best done in a PM.

Comment by Navy for Moms Admin on January 10, 2014 at 5:58pm

You're welcome Lemonelephant. I hope people will come to this group and offer some good info! :-) 

Comment by lemonelephant on January 10, 2014 at 5:59pm

I do too.

Comment by yamanels SHIP02 DIV915 on January 12, 2014 at 8:50pm

My son started boot camp this past week. I know that he cannot call for 3 weeks. Can anyone tell me how soon they are able to share their address, so that I can start sending letters?

Comment by lemonelephant on January 12, 2014 at 9:07pm

You will get the form letter with that information. It usually arrives an average of 10 days after the recruit arrived at the RTC.

Check your My Page.

Comment by ArmHawkmamma on January 27, 2014 at 8:26pm

Got my form letter today.  Going to post a letter to my SR tomorrow.    SOOOO excited.

Comment by MommaShack on October 7, 2014 at 9:22pm
I got my son's address from our local reruiter and started writing him last week, he said that he was so happy to get mail from home. Got a call from him on Sunday and he sounds like he's doing fine. He's a Starboard Watch Section Leader and he's in the 902 division that performs at PIR graduation. I don't know what any of that means but he sounded excited and it made me happy. I was so excited to his voice, knowing that he is ok allows me to rest a little better!

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