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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"

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Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

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

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My oldest son shipped out yesterday. Got the call about 10:35 last night. So proud and sad, and happy, and nervous. Eagerly awaiting for his address do I can send him letters.

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I am not sure what that means. Is that the position stemming from the contract?  If so, hull technician. We (and he) received no paperwork.  

Marth731, I put info on HT on your My Page.

hello my son also started bc in march 28. glad to be on board with you ladies,

Tania, I left info for you on your My Page.

Yes, that is his job. I don't think that they/we will get any info on the job. My son wanted to be AO, Airman Ordinanceman. But he wouldn't ship out until May 2nd. He really just wanted to get going so he agreed to go in under PACT Airman or A-PACT. Means he is undesignated. He will learn about each Airman position and then choose (after passing test and if that position is available). It can make his first few years more difficult, but hopefully it all goes smoothly.

hello ladies my son started bc on the 28th. was anyone prepared for that fist call. I feel awful I had no idea it was going to be so quick. I should have read the info in this website before.:(

All the websites I looked at said the calls would be about 2 min. On here I saw between 10 sec and 30 sec. I really wasn't prepared either. As soon as he finished, before he said goodbye, I tried to get in as many I love yous as I could.
Right here!
Hi. How are you doing?

Hi everyone my son left March 28,2018.

Hi Winksmom527, how are you doing?

rrmrm, it will get easier once you get The Form Letter and can send those letters you've been writing and will actually have a date to plan for.

I left info for you on your My Page.


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