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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)

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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."

Events

**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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.

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Good Morning All - I am one of the admins for the N4M site and it has been brought to my attention by numerous members that we are having some issues with adhering to OPSEC/PERSEC.  Please remember that this is an OPEN sight and ANYONE can see and read what you post.  It is important that you are very careful in what you put out there as you could be putting your sailor and every sailor on his/her ship in jeopardy.  There have been situations where homecomings have been delayed due to someone posting info about a ship returning. There have even been more serious consequences to someone posting information that they thought was just being "informative". 

If in doubt - DON'T POST IT.

THIS IS NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.

REMEMBER - LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS

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."

Also, be sure to read this:

OPSEC AND PERSEC

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, feel free to reach out to me.

STAY SAFE!

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In an effort to search and look for an image of PERSEC that I really liked - it showed a car full of bumper stickers and what displaying those could tell someone about you and your life - I found some more information that share examples of what PERSEC should mean in our life. I realize some of these are directed toward the Marines but they were for parents so I am including them. 

Learning about OPSEC & PERSEC is an ongoing process in my opinion. I know more now than I did when my son first went to BC over three years ago, and I am still learning, especially now that he is in the fleet.   A lot of this information seems to be directed mostly to spouses (primarily wives) and so it is easy for us to want to ignore as not pertaining to us. (Which is why I included the Marine Parent links.)  But when our sailor is single and we are still primary resident, when we are maybe single ourselves, what we post or share publicly and even what we think is private, can be a risk for not only our sailor but also for ourselves.

I was also trying to find more information regarding posting on social media. 

https://www.marineparents.com/2a.asp - social media information.

https://marineparents.com/deployment/persec.asp

https://marineparents.com/8-fbpm.asp

https://jomygosh.com/2020/01/9-surprising-ways-you-might-be-violati...

https://themilitarywifeandmom.com/opsec-for-military-spouses/ - still good info for us!

https://www.facebook.com/USSAbrahamLincolnOmbudsman/photos/pcb.1623...

http://www.navydep.com/forums/showthread.php?p=53030

Chipmunk 

Thank you, again, Chipmunk!

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Here's an example of the picture that Chipmunk is talking about.

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