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Looking for other families that have Recruits in Div 813

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My son is also in 813.  He going to be a diver

My son is in 813 too.  He is headed for SWCC.

So is mine!  I'm so proud of him. :)
We will all be sitting togerther so it would be nice to communicate on letters and stuff like that through BC.  Hope your son's are doing great....Prayers for all of them!!

That would be great. Right now I mostly just read everyone else's comments and concerns but am glad to have found at least a few people from the 800 division.


Yes, lots of prayers to get them all through this first phase.

Good that you are getting to know each other.  It will come in handy on this journey.
I saw some others from 813 having a discussion on the bootcamp page, you might invite them over here.

Waiting on the mail to run!!  Uggggg it's driving me crazy!!  LOL  If anyone would like to hook up on FB let me know and I will send a private message on how to get me on there.  We can post more freely.


Send me your info and I'll look for you.

Be careful what you post on facebook as there are rules that apply to spec ops.

Guidelines for security


It is always better (especially post BC) to make your personal page
private so that only your accepted N4M friends can see your page.
(Angie's note: as an onsite mentor, I interact with MANY new
Moms/Members all the time. Accepting friend requests constantly so that
I can answer a question here and there is impractical for me. However,
I have chosen to make my page viewable only to N4Ms members-not just
anyone looking in from the internet, and suggest that at the very least
you do the same! I also have chosen to moderate all comments on my page

FYI: The default sets up your account so you don't even have to be a
member here to see your page. So here are the steps to follow...

1. Click on Settings (where your inbox is)
2. Click on Privacy.
3. Go through the categories and make sure that they are marked "Just my
friends" I also have mine marked "Wait for my approval" on comments
left on my page. This way, I can moderate in case someone writes something personal I
don't want seen/shared/advertised, or that really shouldn't be read by others due to it's Spec Ops/OPSEC nature.

Hope this helps get you all off to a secure start! Remember to make friend
requests of Group members you come to know and trust. Also, please
always use your PM (Private Message) options when sharing specific info
about your Sailor or the details of their training.


Hi all. Just wanted to help you get off on the right foot here. There are things that loved ones with 800 Division Spec Opps Recruits (Pre Buds/SEALS, SWCC. EOD, SAR-Rescue Swimmers etc) must be extra mindful and aware of from the get go...

FYI - posted by our former Navy For Mom's Admin Elle a few months ago:

"After speaking with NRC and members of the SEAL community, we are requesting that NO photos of any of your loved ones that are current or future SEALs are posted on this site - period. This includes profile photos. Per our existing site guidelines - please be sure to make no mention of sailor last names or contact information.

Thank you for your compliance!"

FYI: All 800 Divisions are made up solely of Spec Opps Recruits. They will have more PT (Physical Training) than the other Divisions. They develop teamwork like the others, only the Recruits from other Divisions are often scattered and sent to many different "A" schools and such after PIR for further training. Spec Opps Recruits headed eventually towards SEALS training in Coronado CA, will stay together and move as a team over to Pre Buds in GL first for further intense physical training. The Div # from BC is dropped, and they will be assigned to a new three digit Class #. The other Spec Opps Sailors will also move on to their next schools after PIR, in Florida and elsewhere.

I have made a separate OPSEC discussion. Please familiarize yourself with all aspects. We must do everything in our power to protect all of our Sailors, ESPECIALLY those in Spec Opps! Be deliberately mindful, always, think before you post. If in doubt, use that little "x' button to delete and/or edit, or p.m. a more "seasoned" Mom and ask if if would be o.k. to share what you want to post. Check with your Sailor too and see what their preferences are, or what they have been instructed to do, or not. Less said the better. Also, pictures speak a thousand words, but they also sometimes give away too much information about your loved one! Its not an easy path your Recruit has chosen. They need all the help, support and protection you can give! Best wishes to all of your amazing Recruits HOOYAH!


Thank you.  All this helps a lot.  I was unsure how to set my privacy settings
Got my first letter today....He is doing great!!!  Whooo Whooo....


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