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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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Leah
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  • Houma, LA
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Plans for graduation

Started this discussion. Last reply by AmyBeth1991 on Sunday. 2 Replies

Hi. My son will be going to nuke A school after Boot camp and I’m just wondering when he will most likely be flying out of Great Lakes to Charleston. I’m thinking it may be the day after graduation.…Continue

March 13 th boot camp first phone call

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Mar 29. 11 Replies

When should I expect my first phone call?

 

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AmyBeth1991 replied to Leah's discussion 'Plans for graduation'
"Do not expect him to have much time at all. We were told repeatedly that because our son was going to an A School away from Great Lakes, that he would be flying out the day after graduation. What we weren't told is that by "the day after…"
Sunday
Mary replied to Leah's discussion 'March 13 th boot camp first phone call'
"Hello, I am new to this group and the military thing. My son graduated college and decided to join the Navy. He left on March 27th and I received my mechanical phone call very early on the 28th. I know he will do fine; as this is what he wanted, but…"
Mar 29
Jessk replied to Leah's discussion 'March 13 th boot camp first phone call'
"My son also left for GL boot camp on March 12. I got the call that night that he arrived safely. It was like 30 seconds long and sounded so "mechanical"  I received another call from him on Monday, he informed me that he had a…"
Mar 29
Moopoomom replied to Leah's discussion 'March 13 th boot camp first phone call'
"My son left March 12. I have been an emotional roller coaster since and just wanted to say thank you for sharing it is really relatable and more helpful than I ever imagined!!!"
Mar 22
Leah replied to Leah's discussion 'March 13 th boot camp first phone call'
"Thanks for the responses !"
Mar 22
Susan_Proud Mom replied to Leah's discussion 'March 13 th boot camp first phone call'
"That sounds really good!!"
Mar 21

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At 3:10am on April 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined NUKE moms; you may also want to check out Nuke A School FAQ and Nuke School Charleston. You may want to check out these facebook pages: Naval Support Activity Charleston, SC and Naval Nuclear Power Training Command Facebook page.

The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/nukepower.pdf. (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)  https://www.thebalancecareers.com/navy-enlisted-rating-descriptions-nuclear-field-3345847 has some good info for you.

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. Plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

Your Sailor may have Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY; if so, join Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NYat that time. Some stay in Charleston.

At 12:48pm on March 17, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

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