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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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At 8:02pm on September 3, 2010, KJ's MOM, Ken's Proud Mom, Cathy said…
Thank you letting me add you as a friend. I joined the ET/FC group. Thanks so very much for the info. I did a search and thought you would be my best bet to ask. Glad I listened to my instincts. lol
At 8:04pm on September 2, 2010, KJ's MOM, Ken's Proud Mom, Cathy said…
I added you as a friend to see if you found an ET group. My son graduated 8/27/10 and is to do ET A-School Great Lakes. Can't seem to find a current group for this.
At 10:59pm on August 6, 2010, keke's mom (Ship12, Div 262) said…
Are you online this weekend??? Do you get Brian for the whole weekend? Can't beleve how lucky we are. Any plans tomorrow? Maybe we could meet for dinner.
At 11:38pm on August 1, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Our son is an FC and is currently stationed in Hawaii, my husband was an FC for over 10 years as well. I had lunch with a local mom yesterday and her son graduated from boot camp last Friday. Her recruiter also expected her son to be an FC but after boot camp they told him ET but both are great rates so he is in a good place either way. We will look forward to hearing about your PIR excitement!
At 11:29pm on August 1, 2010, Mary, Proud Mom of Nick said…
Hi, wanted to welcome you to the AECF group! Looks like you are getting ready to have a NEW sailor! Congratulations to you and him, I hope that you are getting to attend the PIR - it is fabulous. You probably don't know yet if he is an ET or an FC but both are wonderful rates with lots of schooling on the front end. Expect him to be in GL for about a year for A school and then he will move to another state for C school - locations and length will be determined at the end of A school. Our group is a busy one, stop by often and please let us know if you have questions.
At 11:27pm on July 21, 2010, diannep said…
I believe it is a library over 100 yrs old, with unusual architecture in it. I scanned that part of the paper really fast! Sorry I don't have more info!
At 6:47pm on July 17, 2010, BrandonsMom said…
Hi Joan,
Was reading some of your recent, I'll be thinking of you on Thurs. 8/5 while you're driving. A 2 year old and an 80 year're a brave woman! I hope I make it in time for the Meet-n-Greet too. I'm looking forward to it. Have you received a call from Brian lately? I'm still waiting for one from Brandon. Just wondering how their Div is doing...Hope you're having a good weekend, Kathy
At 12:53am on July 12, 2010, BrandonsMom said…
The "accept" friend selection finally worked. It tripped up the first couple times....
At 4:22pm on June 25, 2010, dorothyn (12/262) said…
Great to hear that you got a letter from Brian! Glad to be friends, Joan.
At 6:11pm on June 17, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Yeah--you got a letter, a tentative PIR date, and plans! It took us about 5.5 hrs to get up to GL. We did somethng funny in one letter to boot camp. Went to one of his favorite fast food joints, got a clean food wrapper, and put it in a letter. He said they all got a good laugh out of that!

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