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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"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

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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Moms with Sailors in Sicily, Italy

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Moms with Sailors in Sicily, Italy

Do you have a sailor currently stationed at Sicily, Italy. Let's get acquainted.

Members: 42
Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2018

Clinton is Messina, Italy. I'm so happy he is having a chance to see the world.

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Comment by belovedbyHim on October 24, 2018 at 4:35pm

EAJmom-- Start saving now!!! Best trip of my LIFE was when we went and spent 3 weeks traveling all over Italy with our Bee!! I was so tired by the end but every second was so worth it!! Sigonella is Beautiful!!  My Favorite town is Cefalu!! I posted pictures on this thread I believe.(scroll back)  Skype became our lifeline!  He can get a cheap phone plan there. DO NOT take his American plan!  He'll need to get a phone there as well unless he has one that has been unlocked.  If he wants a car tell him to get a beater from the base. Sailors leaving are often selling them. He doesn't want anything super nice since the roads are rough and NARROW!!! USAA has the best overseas insurance.  A Mountain bike is better than a road bike and he wants a cheap one!  Temperatures are moderate most of the year but there is Skiing on Mt Etna.  It is a similar climate to Colorado.  He will need a civilian passport if he wants to visit any country other than Italy.  Travel in Europe is Cheap and travel by Train is the best way to get around the country/ Between countries.  Drive as little as possible!!  We told our Bee to go see as much of Europe as he could while he was there and not to come home (Heartbreaking to do so.) because we knew that this might be his only/best chance to see that part of the world! My bee is back in a stateside battalion now but misses SIg even though at the time he hated being so far from home!

Comment by EAJmom on October 24, 2018 at 12:30pm

Hello!  My son just finished "c" school and will report to Sigonella the later this month. Mixed feelings - excited for him and sad for us. We hope to visit him at some point. 

Comment by Wiffer peanut on October 5, 2018 at 12:11am

Asking for a friend:  Anyone know of a chiropractor on base as NAS 1?

Comment by Wiffer peanut on August 22, 2018 at 12:13pm

Hi John and Yvonne.  We have just joined too

Comment by John and Yvonne on August 8, 2018 at 9:52am

Hi Everybody!

It's August 8th and we just joined this group. 

Comment by MattsMom on October 22, 2016 at 8:13pm

Hello mysailorsmom and allie1928 how are your sons liking Sigonella? I made it over in August and got to see both bases. Of course Italy is beautiful so I'm sure they are getting to see lots of great places!

Comment by mysailorsmom on September 6, 2016 at 10:57pm
Autocorrect failure... That Sigonella!
Comment by mysailorsmom on September 6, 2016 at 10:56pm
Hi Everyone, I have a son who is in Somalia too. This is his first time in Italy. I must admit I am a bit anxious about him
He will be there for two yrs. I miss him already.
Comment by allie1928 on April 22, 2016 at 10:19pm

Hello all. Hope all is well. My son called me today from scicily made my day hearing from him . He is busy working 12 hr shifts everyday but all is well. Take care all.

Comment by J/J Mom on March 31, 2016 at 4:49pm

You are absolutely correct about the marriage being the main thing, thanks for the reminder!   

 

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