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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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Tomorrow will be the 1st week my daughter has been gone and I am finding It is getting harder to not think about her every second. I have twins and she is the youngest. I am reading a lot of info on here that has been very helpful.

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Welcome to the journey. There is a LOT of info and support for you here.

Arrival and What Happens at the RTCwithinBoot Camp Moms (and loved ones)will let you know what is happening and what to expect. 

Check out the groups and other info I left on your My Page.

My daughter has the job of a logistics specialist. I just received her box of belongings today. Can I or do I need to send stamps and can I mail more than one letter in a yellow envelope or can they only get one at a time? Also will they be able to talk and stuff more at A school?

 Snoop35 when you get her address you can send a calling card already activated of course, book of stamps, I would watch sending Manila envelopes becayse they tend to get opened in front of the RDC. here is a site you can read and make your decision. In A school YES! it isnt so critical as BC, it is but you and your Daughter will have more communication. you will Love it!

Hi Snoop35, your Emotions will be all over the Place, this may continue for a few weeks. Believe me Ma'am we have all been thru it. I was a total mess when my son had left, it will be a year July 5th but I can still remember when he left. Nothing anyone could tell me would make it better and my thought was if you havent been thru it you dont know. Right! My Son was never away more than a week and that was camp. if it helps any please know you are not ALONE! and it does help if you stay busy doing something to take your mind away from that part, think Positive thoughts, maybe starting writing letters, words of encouragement, scriptures. thinking of making decorations for the Hotel door? Throwing some suggestions out. but if at any time you need anything please reach out, I help out on Boot Camp Moms, pleae come join the Ladies are Great! stop by!

Thank you so much for the encouragement I am very glad I found this. It is definitely a whirlwind of emotions but I know this part is only temporary. I will find some things to do to help keep my mind off of it. Thank you again!


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