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Please post the most recent date of your recruits Battlestations on here.  Please include their Ship and Division numbers.    Thank you




New is Filtering In!  The line up seems to be as follows; please confirm as you hear from your SR:  


We are posting as soon as we get updates.  We are hoping that these dates are correct.  If you have other information that may suggest that these dates are incorrect, please post a reply so that we are able to edit.    


Monday - December 13: Divs. 019 and 020, 021 and 022 

Tuesday - December 14:  Divs. 904-905

Wed. December 15 Divs 023 and 024  (Edited per diannep thoughts on BS)

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Battlestations date for Ship 4 Div 019 is Monday December 13th (as of 12/5)
Hi Tracy, Thank you for this update. I just got a letter from my son (ship 4 div 019), but he did not mention the date for the BS. He sounds like he is ready to graduate! Sounds like he is still struggling with a couple of things, but sounds like he will get through. Thanks again!
Hi Kathy! The letter I got was pretty lengthy and based on the information he gave me, they have been VERY busy! I'm sure your son is doing fine, and from what I hear the division has earned a few flags!! Yay =)

Thank you Tracy.  


Kathy, my son sounds like he is too.  ((hugs))  

Wow !! Then this means the fun begins for our recruits tonite ?? !!  Maybe a phone call tomorrow or Sunday ??!!

I am really confused is this info for ships 03 and 04?


My son (Ship 04 Div 019) said their Battlestations will start on Monday Dec 13th. I see their brother division 020 is going tonight? Does that mean that the brother divisions aren't going together.

Some of these dates have yet to be confirmed.  For Ship 04, Div. 19 & 20, we have received 2 different dates from more than one of those recruits.  If these dates are not correct, we do apologize.    



This is what we have from some of the letters, so far.

New is Filtering In!  The line up seems to be as follows; please confirm as you hear from your SR:

Friday - December 10:  019 and 020 (Confirmed by Sharon T)

Saturday - December 11: Captain's Cup; a Field Day with competitions between the Divisions (Confirmed by Anita)

Sunday - December 12: 

Monday - December 13: 021, 022, 023 and 024 (confirmed by Anita)    

Tuesday - December 14: 900 Divisions (confirmed by Wendi)  



I've sent Wendi a message on her date.   I got a message on FB that 900's were on Wednesday.   

Thanks Tysmom, I'm thinking that she meant midnight, which would be Wed. a.m.   



I saw on the RTC page on facebook that a date was Mon for div 19 &20. My letter just said that it was last thing to do and that 19 & 20 would be together.


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