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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. 

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Please share when you recieved your "I'm a Sailor" call.  

I saw one Mom was called just 2 days before PIR. Is that usual?

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i got my "call" via facebook!  my oldest said, "MOM, TONE'S ON FACEBOOK, HE'S A SAILOR!"  come to find out he had lost his phone card, SECOND TIME, and he didnt want to buy another one, so he took the easy route.  keep that in mind because ive heard this has happened before, not just to me.

Hi Red

Just wondering how do they have access to facebook?

They have at the NEX what they call recruit heaven they get this reward after Captains's Cup which is typically the Saturday before they PIR. They have phones and computers there a Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Subway an arcade area ie: recruit heaven LOL. Of course they have to have $ to pay for the internet access and food but they all have $ LOL and they have the best time those 2-3hrs they are allowed to be there. But I digress thats how they have facebook access.
My SR's PIR is 10/7/11.  I haven't received the call yet.  I'm guessing that his DIV (337) isn't through with Battlestations?  Anyone from 09/337 received a call yet?

Hilarie - I have those dates - I'll try to message you.


Hilarie, 337 will have BS this week sometime. hang in there they are all doing great!!!
Yes this was my experience because my SA PIR'ed on 9/9 and BS was a day later because of labor day holiday so I got the call on Wed. afternoon.


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