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Anyone's recruit on this ship and Division?

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i think 5-5 day is tomorrow... FIRE FIGHTING DAY.... im thinking early next week for BS

Yes, tomorrow is 5-5!  Almost done!

Yes, if I had to guess, I'd say early next week.  As for me, I'm hoping for earlier than later as I'll be travelling starting Tuesday afternoon and not always able to get a call.  And, I can tell you, this is one call I DON'T WANT TO MISS!!

I have some info about BS, but it doesn't make sense with everything else.  Something is messed up with it. Therefore, I'm pretty much as much in the dark as everyone else.  I'm hoping that this week's letters have BS info.

I could very well be wrong;  I thought Captains Cup was before BS,  who knows I am so confused I have no idea.   I have no more info than anyone else does.   

Captains Cup IS usually before BS (not always, but usually).  Captains Cup is this coming Saturday.

See. . . if we could just talk to our SRs it sure would help clear up some of this confusion!!  We are all just guessing in the dark.

Exactly I vote for RTC to at least allow them to call home once a week.   LOL

That is maybe where I got confused,   I thought they did the firefighting and everything last week during hell week and then this saturday was captains cup so that is why I was thinking BS was with in the next few days or so.  

I have a hair AND nail appt on Wednesday!!!  I am taking my daughter and my SR's girlfriend for a day of pampering before Graduation!!!

Good morning Navy moms....weekend went by quickly for me but I do have today off from work so a nice extra day.  My letter that I got on Thursday was pretty clear that he wanted OFF base the minute he can and he wanted his iphone and ipod. he didn't mention anything about BS so I know know anymore than the rest.  Excited to meet you all at the Meet and Greet at the Ramada.

My Sr did not say anything about BS either...all I know is we are only 11 days from seeing our Sailors !!! I even made my won ribbons this weekend and they turned out awesome, which is amazing since I do not have a crafty bone in my can't wait to meet all of you. We are staying at the Ramada, so we will attend that meet and greet.

Great job on those ribbons! Bravo Zulu Bamamom! I love that they are different, especially the rope and sailor's cap, so cute!

Wow those are awesome

Thanks so much ya'll. I enjoyed making these so much that I am thinking about getting in on having people place orders. May as well do something I enjoy doing for a living. lol...This Insurance Agent job is getting on my nerves :) Do ya'll think I could sell these like the other ladies are doing? Feedback Please :)


Do it.   I work for a personal injury attorney and deal with insurance companies all the time.   I go crazy with my clients I could not imagine having to deal with them as their agents.   At least once their case is done with us we are done with them until the next time.  LOL 


While LALA did a great job, I would have paid for you to do mine.  


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