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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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Bopsmom
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Phoenixmom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Letters' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"You are very welcome."
Oct 22
Bopsmom liked Angelita Saldana's discussion Divison number when sending letters through sandboxx
Oct 22
Bopsmom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Letters' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you Phoenixmom this has been very helpful!"
Oct 22
Bopsmom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Letters' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thank you for the info ShawnMom!! I live north of Indianapolis so I think they should get there pretty quick"
Oct 22
Phoenixmom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Letters' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Know that letters mailed before you get the form letter do not get to your recruit much quicker, if at all, than letters mailed after receiving the form letter because the recruits cannot receive mail until they are in their permanent ship and a…"
Oct 22
ShawnMom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Letters' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Bopsmom, They receive letters throughout the week but theirs only get mailed out on Monday. You will learn which day is "mail day" for you. Typically Wed-Fri depending on how far you live from Great Lakes."
Oct 22
Phoenixmom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Letters' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"BopsMom here is the site explaining when letter can be recieved and when they can write. hope this helps answer your questions. Letter Writing & Fun Stuff/Questionnaires to send to your Recruit"
Oct 22
NAVY4BB replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Letters' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I heard it’s letters that keeps them going and they look forward to mail but it didn’t say they only got it once a week."
Oct 22
Bopsmom added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
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Letters

I read that when in boot camp the recruits can only send letters out on Sunday. Does that mean they only get the letters we send on Sunday? Or can they get letters any day?
Oct 22
DonnaCatLover replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Missed call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"It’s a bummer to miss their call :(. Typically they are allowed to call when they get to boot camp (“I’m here and I’m fine”), one in the middle of their time there and the last one (I’m a sailor!). If you hear…"
Oct 22
Bopsmom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Missed call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"i sent out some letters and will be able to see him for Thanksgiving. Thank you for the information!"
Oct 21
Bopsmom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Missed call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Thanks for the words of encouragement!"
Oct 21
Gforce82 replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Missed call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"While it is disappointing to miss your son’s call...there are some great cards out there (especially since it is close to Veterans Day) that will make him smile - there are some great meme’s on the internet too. In the long term, there…"
Oct 21
Navyvet/navymom replied to Bopsmom's discussion 'Missed call' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"This is my ultimate fear. I haven’t put my cell phone down since Chloe shipped out to boot. But, I will tell you this...when I was in boot camp, I called home and no one answered. Of course this was waaay before cell phones. Anyway, it…"
Oct 21
Bopsmom added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
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Missed call

My son called yesterday morning and I missed the call. He said he was ok and his letters sound like he is getting along fine but he sounded sad and a little like he was trying not to he emotional. My heart is shattered does anyone know if there is some kind of call schedule?
Oct 21

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The Navy offers opportunities that...
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At 8:59pm on October 21, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 8:58pm on October 21, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.

At 8:56pm on October 21, 2018, lemonelephant said…

What division is your recruit in?

At 8:54pm on October 21, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:20pm on October 20, 2018, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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