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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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.

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The Ten OPSEC and COMSEC Points:

Don't discuss future destinations or ports of call!
Don't discuss future operations or missions!
Don't discuss dates and times of when we will be in port or conducting exercises!
Don't discuss readiness issues and numbers!
Don't discuss specific training equipment!
Don't discuss people's names and billets in conjunction with operations!
Don't speculate about future operations!
Don't spread rumors about operations!
Don't assume the enemy is not trying to collect information on you so he can kill you, he is!
Be smart, use your head, and always think OPSEC and COMSEC when using email or phone!

Rules of thumb for parents and loved ones:
*If your sailor indicates to you they can't tell you something, believe them. Don't try to coax them into telling.
*If it is published by the navy about where a ship or unit has been (not going), that is when it's okay to share.
*If your sailor is in a high security area, say a nuke or EOD, consider using a nick name for them and you, a seperate email without your name on it, and don't even tell where YOU live. Let them tell you what they want you to tell others or if they are worried about info, always let them know you are on here. That's why they are careful on here about only putting first names on your profile page.
*Be aware, the OPSEC 10 points are about what they can't talk about. Think about what YOU might share as a parent or loved one of a military member that could cause trouble. You also have a responsibilty.
*Be respectful and teach other parents if they don't know and say too much, no need to be disrespectful or mean to them about it. Just guide them and let them know they maybe need to rewrite or delete the post. There isn't a member on here that wants to cause trouble or harm. They just aren't thinking or don't know.

Discussion Forum

Ft. Leonard Wood

Started by BabyFox. Last reply by lifesimplified Apr 2, 2019. 4 Replies

Laptop needed for A school?

Started by Skye. Last reply by Skye Oct 18, 2018. 2 Replies

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Comment by Stacey on December 24, 2019 at 10:29am

To Moms of SW's,

My 18 year old son is currently in BC with a PIR of 1-17-20. 

I have a few questions about his A school in Mississippi.

  1. Are they allowed to have vehicles?  Do you recommend it?
  2. How much storage do they have for extra clothes?


Comment by belovedbyHim on December 2, 2019 at 2:03pm

CBMom-- I believe it's Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and lasts for about 10 weeks.

Comment by CBMom on December 2, 2019 at 8:29am

My Bee will be doing heavy equipment operator, front end loader, etc...Any ideas on where he will be going?

Comment by belovedbyHim on December 1, 2019 at 7:25pm

CBMom-- Welcome!  Have you joined the BC Moms page?  If not I highly suggest you do.  There is a lot of support for you in this stage of your navy Journey.  What is your Bee's job?  That will determine where A School is.  Most Bees are Stationed either at Gulfport, MS or Port Hueneme, CA if they are in a Battalion but they can be stationed at ANY US Military Base Anywhere in the WORLD as well.  My Bee was in Sigonella, Italy for 3 years and is at PH now.

Comment by CBMom on December 1, 2019 at 5:44pm

Hi! Im new to the Navy. My son just left for RTC a little over a week ago. I haven’t heard from him yet and am anxiously awaiting any word. 
does anyone have any idea about A- school for SeaBees and where they go? 
just trying to get an idea about what happens next. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Comment by Txjkat on November 7, 2019 at 8:42pm

Hello!  New mom here...son will head to boot in January.  Anyone else?

Comment by catsandkoi on September 5, 2019 at 7:49pm

My son is a SW, and was just assigned to the airdet in his battalion. Sounds like it's a rapid response team. Does anyone have any insight or information about this?  Thanks!

Comment by LisaAnn on April 28, 2019 at 10:51am

JiggsMom-  Fortunately we have relatives that live in Kansas City so I'm hoping to make a few trips to MO for any visits that he might be able to get.  I'm pretty flexible with my time.  I'm happy to hear your son is happy with his choice as an EO.  I'm sure my son will be too.  Thanks for reaching out.  This has been such an experience.  

Comment by JiggsMom on April 27, 2019 at 10:57pm

Hello, Lisa.  I am not on this site much anymore because my son has been in the Navy now since September 2017.  I see emails that come through on occasion and recently saw yours.  My son went to Ft. LW for A school and then to Gulfport for training.  Not much to do in FLW, but the time went fast.  It is an Army base, so the Navy group there is very small, which I think someone else mentioned.  We did get to see him one weekend before he finished up which was awesome.  He did not go directly to Gulfport, as there were not enough at the time.  So, it was a bit crazy that he had to go to Port Hueneme, CA (home base) for a short time, then to Gulfport and then back to PH.

He is doing well and seems to be enjoying himself as an EO.  He just finished up his first deployment which was still state side on San Clemente Island, off of San Diego (not too bad:)

The one thing I would say to you is:  be flexible and don't expect to know what is going on all of the time.  It can be frustrating but we are no longer in charge and it is all about what the Navy needs/wants.  We are waiting to hear if our son will get leave this summer that he has requested and it could be a last minute answer.  

Stay positive and treasure those face time calls when you can.  It has helped us when we are missing our son, but he seems happy and that is all we can hope for.  I will keep you in my thoughts as you get ready to go to Boot Camp graduation and hug your son.  Enjoy!  It gets a little easier when BC is over.

Comment by LisaAnn on April 27, 2019 at 1:21pm

Seabee Mum

Thanks for sharing the experience that your daughter had upon arrival to Ft. Leonard Wood.  I know my son will be using the Pizza Hut delivery often.  


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