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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.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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A little about me:
I have 4 Daughters ranging in age from 17-32! Our 19yr old just left for Bootcamp a week ago. Feels very strange not seeing her everyday.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
They offer a great Education. Makes you grow up very quickly!
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing.

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At 6:12pm on July 11, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Jana - Did you check to see if there is a group on here for your daughter's sub? Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check for her subs ombudsman's FB page. Even if you don't do FB, the page should have the contact information for the ombudsman that your daughter can notify and add your name to the contact list, so if nothing else, you should be able to call the ombudsman and ask her questions. I found a FB page but I am not sure about the Blue and Gold difference?? 

At 9:13am on July 8, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Jana - Congratulations to your daughter!!  I honestly don't know about subs much, I would post the question, if you haven't already, in the main Nuke Moms comment section. - Do it there, as it is more likely to get noticed than in a discussion. We have several sub moms on that might respond there. I have to scoot but I will check back in later.

At 7:45pm on November 21, 2018, Anmarie said…

Hi Jana,

I am bad at checking my messages!  where is your sailor in the pipeline?  Mine is finishing up prototype

At 9:49pm on November 15, 2018, Jen said…


My son is in GC.  He started his first week of school this week.  He arrived at A school on November 3rd.  I am not sure what his rate is but he is classified as FM.

At 2:38pm on November 15, 2018, Chipmunk said…

Jana, I received your comment, I just have mine set to approve first. I also saw your PM and I have responded. Look for it in your Inbox that is in the upper right corner of this page, which should be your My Page. 

At 1:34pm on November 15, 2018, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi Jana - saw your message to "all" members in the nuke moms group.  You should post your question on the actual nuke moms page - that way everyone will see it and can respond.  There's lots of moms with sailors at GC right now.

At 6:14pm on October 22, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 10:59pm on October 18, 2018, Stephanie said…

Sorry, I just saw this request. LOL Maddy has been really sick.  I hope to still meet you next week.

At 1:35pm on October 1, 2018, Kevin said…
Jana, sadly no response from her. No box, calls or letters
At 10:27pm on September 23, 2018, SailorsLIMom said…

Jana,  would love to talk to you more, I’m on a short vacation now, but will email you in the next day or so.  Yes, the daughter thing is big… 


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