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At 5:43pm on November 8, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

here is a direct quote form RTC's FB page (link at bottom)


Battle Stations-21 is the recruits' final test that can take place anywhere from eight to two days prior to graduation. We do not give out the specific date your recruit's division will be taking this test nor do we allow the dates to be posted. We do not post any specific training details and we urge everyone to practice Operational Security by not posting such information.

At 5:41pm on November 8, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

I had found this a long ago....great reminder.....

Do you like OPSEC and ham?

I do not get it, Sam I am.

I do not get OPSEC and ham.

We must use it here and there.

We must use it everywhere.

You CAN share it in a car.

But you CANNOT in a bar.

You CANNOT share it in a text.

You CANNOT share it at the NEX.

You CAN say it in your house.

But should NOT tell a random spouse.

You CAN say it in the shower.

But do NOT go sharing at happy hour.

DON'T make the Ombudsman sweat.

DON'T post it on the internet.

You CANNOT share it in a tweet.

That would not be very sweet.

Beware of Facebook and Myspace too.

It's tempting to let your feelings through.

You Cannot tell it to a friend.

NOT even at the very end.

It is a privilege to know a date.

DON'T tell ANYONE or they may be late!

Oh, I get it, Sam I am.

Now I get OPSEC and ham!

I will not tell anyone. I will keep hushed until they're done!

I will not tell him or her. I will not tell my dog with fur.

I will not tell my child's teacher. I will not tell any creature.

Thankyou, THANK YOU, Sam I am.

Thankyou for clearing up OPSEC and Ham!!!
At 5:37pm on November 8, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

Ron....this was sent to me by the PAO at RTC:


"We do not give out any specific training schedules of the recruits including Battle Stations. Your recruit is the only one who is allowed to give you that information."

the entire quote was on my old computer which died last year, but I know it still IS on the RTC FB page- but as replies by RTC staff to comments made and are a pain to find in print........but I'll see what I can do

in essence: posting schedules would define a location and time where sailors would be massed. That is a no-no......

At 5:01pm on November 8, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

sorry missed your message Ron...was busy at the stove with dinner!!!!

At 12:00pm on October 19, 2012, NavyDads Co-Admin, Gary said…
Ron's Videos Rock!!
At 11:38am on October 19, 2012, jim peterson said…

omg what a video its brings tears to my eyes and trhey are tears of pride

At 11:36am on October 19, 2012, jim peterson said…

hey ron hows it going

At 12:42pm on June 21, 2012, NavyDads Admin (Paul) said…

good job on the profile page Ron!!!!

At 11:44am on May 30, 2012, Chuck said…

I got the Phone Cards yesterday just as you said.  Thank you! They are in the hands of my future sailor.

At 9:04pm on May 14, 2012, Gerry Davis said…


Just wanted to let you know that we just got a call from our daughter, Jessica.  You were correct.  She needed to her recruiter's phone number because the paperwork for her E2 rank had not come through.  She is doing great and said she is in the top 20 of her division out of 70 recruits.  Great to have communication.  Thanks for the support.

At 10:39pm on May 13, 2012, Gerry Davis said…
Have not heard anything. I guess no news is good news. I appreciate your responses and concern. I will certainly keep you updated. 
At 2:09pm on April 30, 2012, Chuck said…


  Thank you for the quick reply!!!!!

At 12:35pm on April 16, 2012, George said…


We did not make any of the meet-N-greets. I,m sorry we did not get a chance to meet. Later on Friday evening my daughter in law mentioned she saw where you were. I guess we were too focused on everything else. Had an outstanding time, spent quality time with our son. I wanted to thank you personally for all the work you and your wife have done with the calls for recruits. It is outstanding this is done for the individuals needing them. We were able to spend time at midway sunday am with Randy, we did have to head out at 5:30am. At least Samantha was able to spend time also. great bonus. He is now as of midnight at NAS Pensacola.

At 12:44pm on April 9, 2012, George said…

I don't think we are at this point, but who knows.

At 4:15pm on March 30, 2012, Paul Fernandez said…

Ron I just wanted to say thank you for the phone cards. They will definately come in handy.

At 10:05pm on March 29, 2012, KenH said…
Hi Ron
I understand you are willing to give out free phone cards. I don't know exactly how this works. Do I mail the info to my son (ship 07, div 129)?
If you could spare some, I'd be grateful. Thanks.
At 12:53pm on March 23, 2012, Charles Faulkner said…

That was supposed to be Hello not Hell Sorry about that

At 12:52pm on March 23, 2012, Charles Faulkner said…

Hell Mr Bowen I would like to ask for some of the phone cards for my son Dalto who went to Boot Camp in the Great Lakes RTC on March 20th 2012 I don't know much about all this for I was not in the service.I would appreciate any help or feed back  Thanks Charles Faulkner

At 10:01am on March 14, 2012, George said…

No worries, I get in such a rush I ask the same questions over constantly. We are staying until Sunday also. Gambling for time with our son at the airport. From what I can tell he may be at o'hare as long as 10 hours or short as 4. It is worth the wait to spend time with him. He is going to A school in Pensacola. His rate is CTT. Glad to hear you got the call, this makes it the half way point. Have a great week.

At 6:33pm on March 13, 2012, George said…

HI Ron,

We talked a little here on March 6, My son Randy just called his wife. She said he sounds good, but tired. They are not getting much sleep do to "homework". In a letter I sent him around 3-6 I asked about your son. Durring the phone conversation, Randy told his wife to tell me, he knows your son. Said he is a real good guy! But you and your wife know that for sure. Just thought a update from any source is good. Hope you got a call also. Have a great night.   George


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