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Does anyone else have an SR in this division?

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@Richelle: I don't think these are our 929 guys for a couple of reasons. 1) my hubby is over 6'4"...all the guys are about the same height in that pic 2) my hubby told me he was voluntold to be 2nd in command of his div. (when the RDC's aren't there). The guys on the right with the white belts are the RPOC and AROC, and he is neither of those.


Meh, I've been stalking the RTC facebook page waiting for a pic of our guys to be posted, but haven't seen my man yet :(

Wait! You talked to your hubby?!

lol, no that info was on the form letter, sorry for the confusion


Also I had a question along those lines...has anyone with a loved one in this division gotten a letter yet? Our mailman delivered the form letter to the wrong address the first time, so I don't know if it's a delay in the mail, or my dumb mailman.

Just grad letter
No letter here either.  And to think I ran home and headed straight for the mailbox.
Ugh, me too. I check the mail twice a day in case the mailman is late or something, lol

Does each Div have their own facebook ?? If so how do I find it ...Sorry didn`t mean to butt into your conversation .

Just an Mom searching for any glimpse of her daughter.

The facebook page is run by a sailor who is stationed at Great Lakes. the address. Everyday photos are taken of SRs from various divisions doing various tasks, and the person who runs the page updates it. Also, the sailor who runs the page helps answer common questions that people have in regards to boot camp or PIR.


Just a heads up, because people seem not to understand this, you cannot pass personal messages along through the sailor who runs the page, you cannot request (and expect) for specific divisions to be photographed, and you still should not put too much personal information about your recruit on the page.


It's very thrilling to see pics of the divisions working so hard everyday :)

No letter UGH

its getting old real quick isn't it


At least we're all in the same boat  :)  or ship/div......hahaha

Thank goodness lol


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