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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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My daughter left on the19th of November. I have not received any mail or the form letter. How long does it take to get mail or the form letter

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Hi Welcome, this site will give more insight as to when the form letter will be sent. See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT).   The form letter includes your recruit's address, so now you can mail out all the letters you have been writing. There is more on this in Letter Writing & Fun Stuff/Questionnaires to send to your Recruit.

Does the form letter come regular mail 

It does come regular mail.

Hi Navymom98 - it normally takes 9-14 business days before you receive the official letter so you are almost there.  Hopefully it will be arriving any day now!

I left the link the the boot camp group in the Welcome message on your page.  Be sure to join that group as you will find answers to most of your questions there!

Hang in there - and remember, no news is good news!

Have you signed up for USPS Informed Delivery?  Here's the link:

USPS Informed Delivery

You can see what mail you have coming each day (if it's available in your area).  They take a picture of the mail and email it to you.

It's not offered in my area

My son left November 19 also and we received his letter yesteday

Thank you. Keeping my fingers crossed 

No letter 

Finally got a letter it was heartbreaking. I don't understand what is firing everybody is.she is so stressed out 

Oh no,  I am not sure what that means.  Did you get the form letter or a letter from you daughter or both?

My heart goes out to her and you.  With us being new to this hopefully someone can answer this for you. So you don't know what Ship or division she is in yet?


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