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lemonelephant commented on NavyMom456's blog post 'New to Boot Camp'
"Indygoteacher, ten calendar days after arrival is the average time to receive The Form Letter. Some will have it 7 days after arrival (a few earlier than that, but not many) and most will have it by 14 days after arrival. It will tell you your…"
Jul 17
Indygoteacher commented on NavyMom456's blog post 'New to Boot Camp'
"My son is also the youngest in our family. He left a week ago. I received the box but still have no address or PIR info. His recruiter assured me he would call with the information by the end of last week, but he isn't returning my calls or…"
Jul 17
NavyMom456 commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 16, 2017 TG 32 - 7 Divisions (187-192 & 932) Graduate Friday, June 16, 2017. Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"I was told there are several recruits that never receive letters the entire time at basic training.  I was wondering if there is a way we could send letters to them...my son said when they get letters it is like a Christmas gift.  They all…"
May 15
NavyMom456 commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 16, 2017 TG 32 - 7 Divisions (187-192 & 932) Graduate Friday, June 16, 2017. Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Mary Ellen...my son is also Ship 14 Div. 191 I am curios what your son meant when he said the Division has shrunk in size. and New Navy mom...I did not receive my first letter until yesterday, I am sure yours will arrive soon!"
May 12
NavyMom456 commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 16, 2017 TG 32 - 7 Divisions (187-192 & 932) Graduate Friday, June 16, 2017. Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Happy Friday Eve!  SHIP 14 Div 191 - I received a letter today!!! It was very short, but I am grateful and happy for any news.  I am glad to read a lot of you also received a letter or phone call...either or both wlll be the best Mothers…"
May 11
NavyMom456 commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 16, 2017 TG 32 - 7 Divisions (187-192 & 932) Graduate Friday, June 16, 2017. Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Hi Mary Ellen; no letter or call yet, I keep sending letters with hopes I will soon hear from him! I am happy to see others are hearing from their loved ones!"
May 10
NavyMom456 commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 16, 2017 TG 32 - 7 Divisions (187-192 & 932) Graduate Friday, June 16, 2017. Each recruit will be permitted 4 guests.'
"Hi Mary Ellen...it is nice to see another with a loved one in Ship 14 Div 191...bankladymom....you are lucky!!"
May 9
lemonelephant left a comment for NavyMom456
"Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible…"
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lemonelephant left a comment for NavyMom456
"Divisions 191 and 192 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division.  Since your recruit is in one of the last two regular divisions in the TG,…"
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NavyMom456 commented on M'smom's blog post 'New to boot camp'
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NavyMom456 commented on ellen0502's group 'PIR June 16, 2017 TG 32'
"So happy I found this group.....my son is in Division 191"
May 4
lemonelephant commented on NavyMom456's blog post 'New to Boot Camp'
"NavytMom456, join PIR: June 16, 2017 TG 32. Check your My Page."
May 4
NavyMom456 commented on NavyMom456's blog post 'New to Boot Camp'
"I know that feeling Lorri....We received the Form letter the other day so now I can start writing....I am so looking forward to getting a letter from our son.  Any other Mom's out there have a daughter or son graduating on June 16th?!"
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M'smom commented on NavyMom456's blog post 'New to Boot Camp'
"I'm new to boot camp too. My so left last, April 27. Feeling lost since he is our youngest, and last one out of the house."
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New to Boot Camp

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 12:30pm 11 Comments

This is my first time on this wonderful site.  My son arrived at boot camp early AM on the 21st.  We just received the  box yesterday with all of his belongings except his wallet, I am hoping they allowed them to keep this. 

Would love to hear from other Mother's who have a son or daughter that arrived the same time.

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At 6:42am on May 6, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 1:28am on May 5, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 191 and 192 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. 

Since your recruit is in one of the last two regular divisions in the TG, you can expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call only a day or so before PIR (probably Wednesday). Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect that call.

At 1:00pm on April 27, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Since your recruit will be in the Nuclear Field, you will want to join NUKE moms and you may also want to check out Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ.

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.)

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, NY at that time. Some stay in Charleston.

At 10:13pm on April 26, 2017, lemonelephant said…

I invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC will let you know what is happening and what to expect.

 
 
 

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