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Hello All:  Looking for anyone whose loved one is in Ship 6, Div 919.  Has anyone received a letter?  Know how the Division is doing?  My nephew is a SR with PIR date of 3/26.  Thanks,



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the capping happens while they are still in bootcamp during the second to last week, and then the very last week is mostly out processing and practice for the graduation ceremony. This is the info I got from the navy website:

Week 7.Battle Stations. Boot Camp’s ultimate test. Here’s an exercise of 12 different scenarios incorporating what you have learned during the previous weeks. You and your team will be graded on your ability to execute the required tasks.

Successful completion nets you the ultimate reward — a U.S. Navy ball cap. The cap that tells the world you’re no longer a Recruit, but a full-fledged Navy Sailor.
This is pivotal. This is where you and your Commanding Officer recognize what you’ve always known: You were destined to do something extraordinary. For you. For your family. For your country.

You’ve done it. You’ve proven to yourself and to the world you’ve got what it takes. Your future is now in full motion.

Week 8.Graduation in your dress uniform. Pass the mirror. Stop and stare. Recognize that person? You should. Stand tall. Walk proud. You are a Sailor in the U.S. Navy. After today, your family and friends will envy you. Strangers on the street will thank you. Your Navy family will always have your back. Savor this moment. Not everybody makes it; not everybody should.

Give the guys a break on the mattress sliding incident! They are still young men, and I'm glad that some of them actually still have the urge to have fun after all of the stress and intensity they are experiencing. I don't like that everyone got into trouble for it, but please... I hope they had a few really good laughs as everyone knows the value of laughter in life, right? I sure do remember having a little bit of "unauthorized" laughs when I was in school, or in a dorm and supposed to be keeping quiet after lights out. Probably had tons of laughter just because we weren't supposed to!
I just found this group my son is also in this ship and division. I have not heard of any problems other than the pink eye some guys slideing on matresses in the compartment and some bunks not being made correctly. They did very well on the physical part of the inspection a 5.0, would like to hear from any one that has heard anything else. The matress thing should be behind them at this point Im sure yhey have learned from it
I've been mailing my son the questionnaires I found on this site and he loves them. He said it makes it easy and quick for him to tell me a bit of what's happening there. It sounds like he really likes it, even the RDCs. Seems like they know where they are coming from and that they have a job to do just like everyone else in the Navy and so don't hold it against them for being strict with them. I found them on the Bootcamp group.
Thank you Lucian for your replay, I will update you on anything i hear
Dans Mom my son is in the same unit, I may have also used some of the same questions, my son also says he gets along with the RDC mine were in mw format, I did change them a bit to fit the situation hope they have a little laugh from them. I had found a letter his mom had sent me when I was in West Algiers I sent my son a copy of the letter his mom had sent me. In the letter my sons mom talked about my son, when my x sent the letter my son was still in a high chair at the time. He should get some laughs from them.
I also went back to his grade school principal and one of his teachers that took him under her wing and gave them his mailing address. My mom had an announcement put in the local paper were she lives she sent him a copy of that. My dad sent him some letters he got when he was in the service in Germany during Korea, my Dad was a drill sergeant in the army. I believe my son should be getting lots of mail.


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