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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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USS Lassen (DDG 82)

Created for moms & family members of those serving on the USS Lassen (DDG 82). Welcome Aboard.

Motto From Courage, Life

Started 3/18/11

Members: 23
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2014

OPSEC Points :

OPSEC Points :

Don’t discuss current or future destinations/ ports of call/deployment bases .
Don’t discuss current or future operations or missions.
Don’t discuss current or future dates and times of exercises or missions.
Don’t discuss readiness issues and numbers.
Don’t discuss specific training equipment.
Don’t discuss people’s names and operations.
Don’t speculate about current or future operations.


Loose Lips Sink Ships!

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Comment by Sugar02 on June 17, 2013 at 11:02am

Hi guys!  Heard from my son (on USS Lassen) this weekend and he sounded pretty down in the dumps.  Sounds like they've been working them pretty hard lately.  Anyone else experiencing any "depressed & tired" phone calls from their sailors?  Just checking to see if it's only mine :)  - or if they are all going through a hard time right now.  Thanks!

Comment by justpeachy on March 27, 2013 at 6:35am

Hi NavyMomE57 - My name is Betty and my son Austin is on the Lassen as well.  He has been on there since October.  We live in Georgia.  We were going to go to Japan to visit him this Summer, but it looks like they won't be there long enough to warrant a visit.  I guess we will have to wait until next Summer instead.

Comment by NavyMomE57 on March 26, 2013 at 8:04pm

My daughter joined the crew in December.  I would be nice to meet other Lassen sailor Moms.


Comment by Sugar02 on December 13, 2012 at 4:43pm

Has anyone heard yet if holiday leave has been approved - or delayed? 

Comment by Wendy80 on December 4, 2012 at 6:15pm

Hope all you Lassen moms get to hear from your sailors at holiday time!  we facebook with our sailor almost everyday - its a great way to communicate :) I know thay have all been working hard to get the ship in shape. Sending prayers to all of them and to all of your families - God bless!!

Comment by Sugar02 on November 24, 2012 at 4:35pm

Hi - Hope all of you had a great & happy Thanksgiving!  I talked to my son over the weekend and he sounded exhaused - they've been working alot of 14 hrs. days. without alot of days off.  So I have a question for the "experienced" moms on this site - is this pretty normal working hours?  I'm just curious if this is the same for everyone on the ship.  Let me know your thoughts. - Thanks!

Comment by justpeachy on August 30, 2012 at 9:18am

My son just found out that he is going to be on the USS Lassen starting in about 4 weeks.  I'm really excited for him.  We might be planning a trip to Japan next summer to see him.

Comment by Navymomfriend on May 18, 2012 at 9:35am

Thanks for the info.  If we don't hear from him, maybe some other time.

Comment by Cenesa on May 18, 2012 at 12:40am

Yes, my son called this morning.  It was great to hear from him.  The communication seemed to be fine for us.  Of course, I had to go to work and couldn't talk long, missed my shower but like I told everyone who comment on my hair.  Oh well, my son called so I sacificed my shower for his call. 

Comment by KLeuzinger*USSOscarAustinDDG79* on May 17, 2012 at 7:58pm
They hit a port in Thailand now, so maybe you'll hear from them soon! I heard that communication has been choppy since they've been there, so it might take a while but hopefully they'll get time:)

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