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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."


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My daughter left for basic on May 24th. I already got the "Im here call" I have recieved her box, her form letter and all seemed well to this point but I just got a call from her asking for non relatives phone numbers AND address "for a reference"  SO anybody have any earthly idea what is up with that???  PLEASE give it to me straight, I am big girl and can handle it. LOL  But  I hope she is not having trouble adjusting. I hope its for something good but they keep saying "no news is good news" she didnt elaborate and sounded tired but said she was "okay"  I dont know what to make of it but it does give me pause to be a little nervous about it all. 

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I am glad this was brought son is leaving next week for bootcamp and I have been reading the forums & blogs for several months now just trying to get all the information I can and this is the first time I have seen any mention of phone calls for names & phone numbers....I will start a list so if I get the same type of call I will not be caught off guard....
Hopefully I wont receive this call because I was told by his recruiter that his security clearance was done with on Monday He is on the plane to Great Lakes as we speak
My son's PIR was 2/19/10, he is graduating A School now. I received calls from him from bootcamp requesting this type of information as late as 2-3 weeks before PIR. It's not a big deal, just for security information. My son is a Nuke MM, so the clearance is pretty high and it's also quite high for IT ranking. So don't be alarmed if they call you again and ask for this information.

Oh that's good to know; that it can happen that late in the BC time-line. Thanks! Yes, her rate is IT so it all makes sense to me now. (with the help of moms who've been there, done that) I also called all the people from the info she asked for and let them know they'd likely be getting a call or a visit from someone in either the FBI or the Navy. They were grateful for the 'heads up'.


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