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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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Did anyone's Sailor go to A school in Pensacola FL?

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Yes, mine did yesterday, he's very lost now after being told what and when to do things for 8 weeks. Hoping he'll call today and feel more informed.He said they were having a tour today,so that should help.
Mine has e-mailed but can not seem to find the pay phones.

Hi, my son took his cell phone, he wasn't sure it he could have it there, but he said yesterday they were told they could.

Hopefully after the tour you'll hear from your sailor later today, and he/she will know the rules etc,and location of the payphones.

I've just been putting his pictures in frames and its made me feel very emotional today, proud, worried and missing him all over again !!!!

Good Luck :-)

The last information I got from my sailor was last night saying he his flight to Florida was leaving and he would tell me when he arrived, has anyone heard anything from there sailor today? I will feel alot better when I know that he is safely in Florida.
- mattsmom, I'm not even ready to deal with the photos yet. I'm just going to relax and clear my mind so I can continue to be strong for my sailor. With time this will become alot easier, you just have to have hope and faith.

My sailor has his cell phone, so maybe the battery died and there hasn't been a time to charge it, that's the kind of things I've been thinking all day!
He called a little while ago and said all of the pay phones near him do not work.  Someone let him use their cell to call us.  They should be getting their po box tomorrow. So I will be sending out his cell phone then. They may have liberty in about two weeks and will possibly need civilian clothes.
I did receive a call from my sailor, I am very happy to hear that it is really nice. Though the 7 week training is going to take more like 5-6 months. Which was tough to hear, but day by day it will go by.

It will be exciting when they have liberty and we can start planning a trip!:)

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