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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.

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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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Moms of Officers

Future, current and past officers

Members: 568
Latest Activity: Jun 25

Discussion Forum

New to the Group

Started by LakeviewMom. Last reply by Anchorsaway Apr 2. 20 Replies

OCS Class Number?

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

OCS class 14-19 grad date

Started by Chris10. Last reply by Chris10 May 15, 2019. 4 Replies

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Comment by M's mom on June 25, 2020 at 3:38pm


Congratulations to your son!   OCS is tough, but tell him he must not quit, no matter what.  There are times in OCS where they all get discouraged, the drill instructor is punishing them unfairly, etc., but that is part of the process, to see who will stick it out and who will just quit.  

Write him lots of encouraging letters with all the news from home.  They are purposely kept isolated from the outside world, so a letter from home is a real treat.  My son went through OCS several years ago, and at that time, they were not allowed email or phone calls for about 4 weeks, but I don't know how it is now.    

The first month is the toughest, so tell him to hang in there. It does get better.  He must keep his eyes on the prize no matter what!!!

What is your son's designator?   (What job will he train for after OCS)  Pilot?  Nuclear engineer?   My son is in intelligence.

Comment by penelopewms on June 25, 2020 at 12:45am

My son got five days' notice to ship out to OCS.  Currently in two week quarantine before class starts 7/5, class #17-20.  He'd been on hold since March.  The original report date was 5/3.  So yes, it can happen very quickly!

Comment by Glenni on April 15, 2020 at 7:15pm

Congratulations! That is wonderful!!

Comment by Kim8 on April 13, 2020 at 11:10am

Hi Glenni, my son has heard that he's been accepted to OCS!  Is that what you're asking?  Sorry, wasn't sure.

Comment by Glenni on April 12, 2020 at 8:58pm

Kim8 has your son heard anything yet?

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...


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