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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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i have 3 great children, with one deciding to pursue a career in the Navy, or a start there. He is now in his Power School in the Nuke Program in Goose Creek SC.
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At 10:29pm on November 1, 2010, Hoosiermom Ship12DIv.036 said…
Thanks. I'm really doing pretty well. Jon's been all over on mission trips, so I know he can handle himself away from home. What bugs me is not knowing things, like if he is the recruit command petty officer. He was going to volunteer if they called for one. I also want to know if he's in a performance division or honor guard. Want to know his grad date, etc. I've only lost it once. I opened the truck he drove all the time and his cologne wafted over me. I slammed the door quick and moved along. I'm anxious to see him mature and grow. I appreciate your comments and I'll call if I need to.
At 1:35am on March 5, 2010, Kaye S. said…
Hi "88," and welcome to Indiana Moms! I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for 3-1/2 years.

I'm only an 18-month resident of the Hoosier State and have no idea where Rochester is, so I'll have to get out my map again! If you're near Indy (or willling to drive), there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (on the west side of Indy) which meets on third Mondays. Click Mar 15 on the Events calendar (right-hand column) for those details. We're also discussing a future shopping trip to the Edinburgh outlet stores, so stay tuned!

The 8 weeks of bootcamp are tough for the sailor AND the mom, but they WILL pass! Just write as much as you can, keep telling him he can do it, and that you're proud of him and love him, no matter what happems. And if you attend PIR ("Pass In Review" = graduation), you'll be so proud that your chest will hurt!

Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.
At 6:26pm on March 4, 2010, Pat said…
Has he chosen MM, ET, or EM? Has he decided to try for surface or sub service?
At 10:20am on March 3, 2010, tinkerbell said…
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As a new member, you will have many questions. Join the New Moms Stop Here group immediately. For new members, this group will be your safe haven - we will support you through those tough weeks before, during and after boot camp. We have members with various experiences and skills available to help you. NOTE: this is not an auto-generated message. You are getting this message from a real live Navy mom.

At 6:29pm on March 2, 2010, Pat said…
Welcome aboard! Come join us on the Indiana group page on this website! I see you have already found the boot camp mom's group. How soon will your recruit be going to bc?

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