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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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3/19 dropped off our son at the Recruiters Office today for his MEPS tomorrow 3/20. So excited for him for his next chapter in his life. Looking forward in seeing him tomorrow and in 8 weeks in Illinois. Prayers to all.

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Welcome to the next part of the journey.

Arrival and What Happens at the RTCwithinBoot Camp Moms (and loved ones)will let you know what will soon be happening and what to expect. 

Thank you

my son will be leaving from the same meps center in a few weeks. Would love to hear how the day went

It was great parking was easy at the Sacramento California MEPS Make sure everyone over 18 brings their ID and you will walk through security and I total understand that process. We walked in and was greeted my our son and was able to sit with him for a long time. Please try to make it they had 12 Recruits and only 4 had family there. You are able to have about three minutes to talk photos and say goodbye you can also video record them swearing in which we did so others who could not make it saw it later. We gave hugs and just said see you 8 Friday’s from now....hope this helps.
NorCal NavyMom
Dropped my son off at the recruiter 3/19 also. I am also excited but having an issue adjusting to the empty nest.
Just count the Friday’s start thinking of all the places you could go visit while he is enlisted.

My son left the same time yours did what division is he in?  Mine is in 208z

sorry I meant 208

Barb1009, I left info for you on your My Page.


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