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A school

Started this discussion. Last reply by CryptoDad Apr 21, 2017. 1 Reply

Anyone knows where to send package to A school, had address for bootcam, not A school.


Started Mar 5, 2017 0 Replies

Still waiting for the box, has anyone received it? My son asked about it today., got plane ticket and hotel reservations for April, praying that all goes well


Started Mar 5, 2017 0 Replies

Got the call today, so happy, a bit worried he has a terrible cold, he says that they haven't given him medication, that makes no sense to me, he sounds tired and sick. I am praying that he gets well…Continue

My son, just left for boot camp,

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Feb 17, 2017. 3 Replies

Will be moving to great Lakes, don't know where to begin


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A little about me:
A single mom, just sent my son to boot camp, trying to survive
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
will, enrich my son, now and for ever
Our Navy experience so far...
is challenging and exciting.

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At 1:18am on April 20, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” You can make that change on the same page when you change the ZIP Code when you make the changes below.

At 1:36am on February 26, 2017, lemonelephant said…

The Page, 800 and 900 Divisions, within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will be of interest to you since you have a recruit in a performing division. I believe that Division 923 is Triple Threat.

900 divisions usually go through Battle Stations-21 (BST) on the Monday night before PIR. Write to your recruit and ask when BST is to know for sure.

At 11:35pm on February 24, 2017, lemonelephant said…

ismeniab.....r, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile)  (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

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

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your recruit.

At 11:32pm on February 24, 2017, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined AECF - FCs and ETs; your recruit will discover his/her rating while in BC, usually near the end of BC. "A" School is in GL, so you will also want to join Great Lakes A School Q&A and GL A-school moms. You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page.

The Rating Information Card for AECF can be found at (It has an error in the number of weeks for ATT; it should be 9 weeks instead of 11 for FC and 11 weeks rather than 119 weeks for ET.) The Rating Information Card for Electronics Technician (ET) can be found at and the one for Fire Controlman (FC) can be found at (If you get the security warning, it is safe to go there.)

You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. Plan to leave late Sunday or on Monday if you are able to do that. (See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend.)

At 8:06pm on February 17, 2017, lemonelephant said…

In order for you to be added as a secondary dependent, your son must be providing more than one-half of your actual living expenses. It requires proof of this. See the info in

At 1:18am on February 17, 2017, lemonelephant said…

The Page, What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology), will help you with many of the new terms you will come across.


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