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Just wondering if there is anyone else out there who's SR is in this division, has the same PIR date.  I am from Washington state and this is all  very new to me

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RTC. is.taking the pic tomorrow am

Hi everyone,

I heard from my son tonight around 6:30pm so excited and soooo good to hear his voice.  He sounded good and says I should be receiving a letter in next few days because got to write on Sunday.  Sounds like he's been doing alot of watch duty.  So I look forward to his letter to find out more...Yeah 30 days to go...way to go SHIP 07 DIV 079.  Can't wait to see the pic posted...Now I can put down my cell phone for the night. 


Wish my SR would have called no call here so sad

Thanks...what a great pic of div079....mar 2nd will be here before we know it....can,t wait.

Here is the actual photo so you can look at it as much as you want here!

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Thank you... I can't find my boyfriend though. Neither can his mom and sister, we are all very worried. We sent the picture to him for him to circle himself. I think he may be 18 in from the top right but it's really hard to tell. =/

it could be that he had watch when the pic was taken or could have been at dental. I hope you find out soon if he was in the pic and if not why not :-)

yeah my guy decided to be head of security watch so that is possible =) we think he's in the backrow but we really can't tell!

he actually turned out having watch! I am so relieved!

You too!! =) 

If you haven't checked out the new encouragement questionnaire in the discussions be sure and check it out. It is funny and has a great paragraph of encouragement for battle stations. This is the one I made for my daughter, you may have to tweak it a little since my Sailor is a girl. I hope you all like it :-)

I received a letter today from my SR so happy.  He said that he is on shipstaff.  Is anyone on shipstaff and what do they do?


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