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Here is the link to BattleStations info, which is their final test before they become sailors.  Please click on the link for info:

They will be going through with their brother divisions.  I will add those later.

If you have any questions, please post here and not on the link page.  Don't forget to check out Craig's link at the bottom of the link page for more info!  A great presentation!

We can no longer post BattleStations dates on this site.  However, as it gets closer, we are allowed to private message the dates.  I will keep a schedule of these and send it out to all by private message so that all will know when their division is going through to pray and get those blue candles lit!   





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Thank you for this info dianne! Good stuff here!


You're very welcome, kjkooz!
Did anyone hear the dates of when specific div are going through battlestations?
Don't have 948's yet.  Be asking your SR in a letter or if you get a call and then message me or Send Message to Group from the PIR page.  We can't post dates on the site any longer, but I'm collecting them and keeping a schedule that I will send out.
Did you hear of a date for 07/345 yet?
date for 02/344?
and 07/346 ?
No, not yet

Do we have the date for02/ 948?  Thanks.


No not yet.
My daughter is ship 7, div 345. I received my last letter on Saturday, October 1st but she did not have a BattleStations date yet. Could someone please explain the blue candles? Just when I think I have everything under control, I find out something new...

No dates for these yet that I know of.


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