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

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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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."

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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Moms of Officers

Future, current and past officers

Members: 564
Latest Activity: Mar 1

Discussion Forum

OCS Class Number?

Started by Jana S.. Last reply by Robiesmom Aug 20, 2019. 4 Replies

New to the Group

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OCS class 14-19 grad date

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Comment by Kim8 on March 1, 2020 at 10:06pm

You all are awesome! Thanks M's mom & for the advice on pretraining. My son has started pretraining since he's been in the DEP program for about 4 months now while waiting to hear whether he was accepted to OCS (he was dual processing).  I think he still needs to be more consistent but he is running & working out so it's a start. 

Comment by on March 1, 2020 at 7:59pm

Have him look up Navy OCS on YouTube.   There are lots of short clips about life at OCS and some suggestions for pretraining for PT. Heed Kim8’s advice also.  There are a lot of candidates who get rolled, and for a lot of reasons, but the very first possibility of being rolled back happens only a few days in. Even with rigorous pretraining, a few folks get rolled on that very first PT test. The better shape one is in, the better chance to make it through the PT tests, avoid physical injury (which, depending what it is can cause a rollover), and to avoid getting sick... which they ALL do, it seems...  the training is pretty intense, so with not really enough sleep, the stress of an all new environment, and a heavy PT load, immune systems take a beating.  Run lots, work out intelligently, and take in all the advice he can glean from others.

Comment by M's mom on March 1, 2020 at 6:22pm

Congratulations to your son, Kim8!

My son went to OCS way back when, but he DID get moved up to start 6 months before his original date, but you just never know.  Hurry up and wait! 

 My advice to your son would be to start getting in the best physical shape of his life NOW. It is not unheard of for OCS candidates to receive notice that they are to report to OCS in three weeks!!!!  (Unless they are a college senior, then right after graduation.)   He will be very sorry if he reports to OCS out of shape, because they have Marine drill instructors who show no mercy!  If he cannot pass the initial PT (physical training) test, he will be "rolled back" to Holding Class to try to get up to speed, and if he can't, he's out.   His recruiter should give him the requirements he must pass---pushups, sit ups, running time, etc. If he is in excellent physical shape when he reports to OCS, it will go a lot more smoothly for him.

Comment by Kim8 on March 1, 2020 at 4:44pm

Chris, thanks for the explanation, that's helps a lot!

Comment by Chris on March 1, 2020 at 4:07pm

@Kim8  Applicants to OCS get one of three replies to their applications: Pro Rec Y (Professionally Recommended Yes), Pro Rec N (No for Not Professionally Recommended), these applicants can reapply for OCS, and Pro Rec N DNR (Not Professionally Recommended and Do Not Reapply)  these applicants will not be considered for OCS in the future.  Congratulations...

Comment by Glenni on March 1, 2020 at 3:38pm

Kim8, I don’t honestly know. My sailor is going the NROTC route.

Comment by on March 1, 2020 at 11:09am

Here is another more recent links for navy acronyms:

Pro Rec is professional recommendation... had to find that outside the lists...

Comment by Kim8 on March 1, 2020 at 11:00am

Thanks Glenni! He's set to start in Aug 2020 but when his OR asked if he's willing to go earlier if a seat opens up, he said yes.  Do you know if seats open up frequently?

Comment by on March 1, 2020 at 10:55am

You asked about an acronym.... there are only a bazillion or so to learn! Hope this helps?

Comment by Glenni on March 1, 2020 at 10:42am

Congratulations, Kim! I’m so thankful your son was chosen. The officer route is so much better for someone with a degree! When does OCS begin?


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