Thank you to Angie F.- WA: HM mom for this information :)
Hi all. Just wanted to help you get off on the right foot here. There are things that loved ones with 800 Division Spec Opps Recruits (Pre Buds/SEALS, SWCC. EOD, SAR-Rescue Swimmers etc) must be extra mindful and aware of from the get go...
FYI - posted by our former Navy For Mom's Admin Elle a few months ago:
"After speaking with NRC and members of the SEAL community, we are requesting that NO photos of any of your loved ones that are current or future SEALs are posted on this site - period. This includes profile photos. Per our existing site guidelines - please be sure to make no mention of sailor last names or contact information.
Thank you for your compliance!"
FYI: All 800 Divisions are made up solely of Spec Opps Recruits. They will have more PT (Physical Training) than the other Divisions. They develop teamwork like the others, only the Recruits from other Divisions are often scattered and sent to many different "A" schools and such after PIR for further training. Spec Opps Recruits headed eventually towards SEALS training in Coronado CA, will stay together and move as a team over to Pre Buds in GL first for further intense physical training. The Div # from BC is dropped, and they will be assigned to a new three digit Class #. The other Spec Opps Sailors will also move on to their next schools after PIR, in Florida and elsewhere.
I have made a separate OPSEC discussion. Please familiarize yourself with all aspects. We must do everything in our power to protect all of our Sailors, ESPECIALLY those in Spec Opps! Be deliberately mindful, always, think before you post. If in doubt, use that little "x' button to delete and/or edit, or p.m. a more "seasoned" Mom and ask if if would be o.k. to share what you want to post. Check with your Sailor too and see what their preferences are, or what they have been instructed to do, or not. Less said the better. Also, pictures speak a thousand words, but they also sometimes give away too much information about your loved one! Its not an easy path your Recruit has chosen. They need all the help, support and protection you can give! Best wishes to all of your amazing Recruits HOOYAH!