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All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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Hi everyone!

I'm so happy to hear some of you are getting to talk to and see your loved ones!! The first few weeks of boot camp were the hardest with zero communication. New Moms.. my heart goes out to you!!!

Along with many other families, I haven't been able to see my son since January when he went to boot camp due to this virus.

He is now in A/C school (I think that's what it's called)in VA. We are able to talk/video chat which I am SO thankful for!!

My son is struggling and I know he just needs to see us and he'll be okay. He is in a two week quarantine after leaving GL. We have been quarantined at home since March 21st so we're all clear and healthy.

Does anyone have information about on base visits in VA? Who can I contact to find out more information?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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I was just checking to see if you have talked to your son more and find out how he is doing?

I was going to let you know that the latest news I have for visiting my son is that he has to have special permission for us to come see him since we live farther than a 250 mile radius, and I don't know if we come to see him if that would mean he would have to go into quarantine afterwards. His ship just came back into port and I have not had a chance to talk to him yet, for further details. 

Hey Joanna,

Sorry to hear this about your son. How is he doing now? I worked today tis the reason I am answering you late but I did want to touch base with you and see how you were doing.

Hopefully you will be able to get that information from your Sailor as he will be the best one to know. I know they are reviewing whether to lift up some of the restrictions for traveling. I know this doesn't help much. Prayers for you to be able to find out some more information. Let us know ok. God Bless.

Hi Joanna- I am signing off from here for now... just wanted to say hello and that I hope you, your SA and family are well!! Hugs, Jill


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