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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"

...and visit - America's Navy and to learn more.

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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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July 2013 Blog Posts (92)

Im confused 0.o

So I just got a call from my boyfriend and he told me that he is being allowed to make a new list of guests for his graduation. He told me that he had put me on this new list with his family. How will I know if I have actually been put on the list? Is there some official "something" that I am supposed to receive? It would be a shame to fly all the way out there just to find out that I cannot attend....So my overall question is how in the world do I know that I am actually allowed to attend…


Added by AsYouWish<333 on July 31, 2013 at 11:28pm — 9 Comments

A school in Mississippi

My son’s wife has been debating on what to do about my sons A school.  My son wants her to go stay where he is going to be so he can see her on weekends.  His A school is only two months how much time will he even get to spend with her? Overnight visits? Weekend leave? Is it worth it? What are the general rules for A school in Mississippi regarding leave, what can they bring there and what can be shipped there?

Added by latinnative on July 30, 2013 at 7:17pm — 6 Comments


When do Sailors get their orders? Do they go straight from their A or C school to their duty station? Are they allowed any leave time to go home and get ready to be relocated? I am hoping that my son gets orders for San Diego or even LA. It’s a big military town so maybe, but I know it’s a long shot. 

Added by latinnative on July 30, 2013 at 3:17pm — 3 Comments

Missing my son !!!

My son left for boot camp July 8, he's on Ship 12 Div 331.

Sure would love to talk to someone else who has a son or daughter there with him :)

Added by Sunshine1994 on July 30, 2013 at 2:12pm — 8 Comments

Lost my password-help!!!!

I am in panic mode!!!! I think I have misplaced the paper with my password on it to be able to get on base????????? I just wrote my Son to see if he still has that info somewhere???? I'm stressing about this trip to PIR/graduation! Hope all goes well on August 16, 2013!!!!!

Added by highlyfavored on July 29, 2013 at 11:33pm — 1 Comment

Last week home

Well this is the final week my SR will be home.  I still don't have a definite date for his departure.  I always thought he was leaving on the 1st, but he kept telling me was the 31st.  I get a text from him at the recruiters office saying he is leaving on 1st.  I think I will call the recruiter just for verification, I am NOT going to miss his swearing in.  I have known since fall of last year that he…


Added by smurfette84 on July 29, 2013 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments

*Touch-Down* - My 3rd Letter From My Sr.

I just got home & FOUND a LETTER in the mail from my son. Apparently it came last Fri 7/19 or Sat 7/20 & my husband didn't see it. In many ways I am *Happy*  :) but Sad. I could not read the Letter from crying. He said it was hard for him to hold back the tears while writing to me.

Added by funparklady Ship14 Div318 on July 29, 2013 at 3:55pm — No Comments

First Call

We got our first call yesterday and my son is so homesick to the point of questioning his decision to join. He left for boot camp July 10th so he has only been gone for 18 days. I managed to hold it together until we hung up and then proceeded to cry like a baby.

Has anyone else gotten similar calls? He is only 18, lived a very sheltered life thanks to this very (too) protective mom, he is missing his girlfriend and was just so sad. All I can think about now so any words of advice…


Added by diannad on July 29, 2013 at 12:40pm — 9 Comments

#2 Phone Call

I got my 2nd phone call today from my Sailor, Ship 3 Div. 328.  He sounded good, said it's getting easier and 4 weeks left.  He is still glad he decided to join the Navy.  No regrets.  This makes me feel happy.

Added by HuntersMom94 on July 28, 2013 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Sarah's Navy Mom

Looking for a group for SR in Ship 11 Div 345. 

Added by Sheila (Navy Mom) on July 28, 2013 at 8:04pm — 5 Comments

Anyone have a sr ship 12 Div 349 ?  

Anyone have a sr ship 12 Div 349 ?



Added by Katie's mom ship12 div349 on July 28, 2013 at 9:50am — 3 Comments

ship 13 div 345

Received my sons form letter yesterday. I would love to hear from anyone who is in the same ship & div as mine.

Added by Fabiansmom on July 27, 2013 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Today is my day to cry for no reason

For a Mom who is always the strong one who everyone else leans on in hard times today is that day that nightmares are made of.  I am so emotional for absolutely no reason. My SR has not given any indication that anything is wrong there, my other children and grandchildren seem to be happy and healthy but I simply can not go ten minutes without crying.

I really just want work, people, traffic.....well, everything to just go away. I know that this is not helpful to me or any of my kids…


Added by Flo'sMom on July 26, 2013 at 2:39pm — 4 Comments

Roots and Wings

I have always believed in the old saying that the very best thing we as parents can give our children is roots and wings...the. My mamma bear rears its ugly head. Earlier this week when I got that first phone call I remember taking a deep intake of breath...he sounded so very tired...and I could hear with my heart so much more than he was saying. I would have won an academy award with keeping the gears out of my voice...doing all the things that the veteran moms said...encouragement...keep it… Continue

Added by Jordan'Mom Ship 13 Div 333 on July 26, 2013 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

"C" school Graduation

My son is graduating from "C" school.  I plan on going to his graduation.  Typically how many people can attend?  PIR limited guests to 4, is it the same?

Added by jasastef on July 25, 2013 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

Should we get married before A or after A school? I really need help!

Thanks for taking some time and checking out my blog! I'm new and suuuper confused! I could use all the help I can get :)

My fiance just signed up for the Navy in May of this year. A week after he met with the recruiter, he proposed :)! I'm so excited but we haven't made plans yet, nor set a date! We're afraid to make any plans because there is no telling what will change in the next couple of months as far as A school and shipment days go.

He is leaving Sept. 5th of…


Added by Lucille21 Ship 09 DIV 417 on July 25, 2013 at 3:24pm — 4 Comments

He is 18

Well My Boy is 18 Now and leaves for BC 9/30 its been a busy summer shortly after graduation we went on Our Last Family vacation with the 6 of us, it was such a bittersweet trip and so wonderful to have time with my 5 favorite guys in the whole world, my best moment was watching all 4 of my sons play on the beach together laughing and having so much fun, i took many pictures with my camera and with my heart that trip, shortly after we got back My Triplets turned 18 and Summer was in full…


Added by sassymom9503 on July 25, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Feeling Overwhelmed but yet so Proud and Elated.

As a mom with 5 kids with all but one grown up and over the age of 18 it was a shock for my youngest daughter (#4 of the 5 kids) to tell me at the beginning of her senior year that she was joining the Navy.  I felt fear and pride at the same time.  It was not difficult to accept her choice to join the Navy it was difficult to accept that she would be gone from where I could be actively involved in her day to day life.  Her Dad and I divorced almost 6 years ago and she chose to live with her…


Added by Flo'sMom on July 25, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

New Navy STEM PSA! Check it out!

Hey everyone!

Make sure you check out the new Navy STEM PSA. Filling the needs in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) is crucial to the future of the country. That’s why we want you to watch the PSA and share it with friends and family. Get the word out there, encourage and be proud if your Sailor works in a STEM related area!…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on July 25, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments


Looking for a group page for HSC-15 in San Diego or a Coronado Island Helo group   

Added by Sunny N Kansas on July 25, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

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