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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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Any one else?  My son goes to A school in SC, then to nuke.

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Nice to meet you giftededucator, I sent you a friend request.

My son is going to HM (Hospital Corpsman) school in Ft Sam TX.  I wonder what my son will be doing in this "Performace"Division.  He was in NJROTC in High School.  So maybe flags or rifles.....

My son played trumpet, but only through the 9th grade.  Never in NJROTC. I'm wondering too.

Haven't heard from mine either.  I haven't cried much.  I was beginning to think there was something wrong with me. But jackiequeen said the same thing. My son is going to A school in SC then to Nuke.  What's your sr doing? Did he get to bootcamp on Jan 4?  

do you know if the nuke school guys get 24 hour leave before taking off after graduation?

My son is also in 02/914.. Going to A school in Texas for MA.

Thank you for the big welcome! And the friends request. I need all the support I can get right now! MA is Master at Arms - The Navy's version of Military Police. Still not sure how I feel about that. I have also learned the 900 div is either performer, or staff for other PIR and/or special events. I have no idea how mine got there! He has never been in band and took choir in high school just to have an easy class. LOL I hope he is in here to act as security since he is going on to be a MA.. That's my best guess.. When I hear from him on whats going on I will update you all.

I can answer your question.. :)  It stands for Master-at-Arms..

Hi Tracie! Mine is going to TX to for MA too!! Nice to meet you!!  I got a letter from my son on Friday.  Sooooo good to hear from him!!

I hope our boys are sticking together.. I think it is neat to be in basic and A school with the same people. Hopefully this is a great experience for all of our kids. I am honored my one and only son made this choice!

FYI --

Comment by golfwannabe5 13 hours ago

@Jamie and Shades of purple, did the two of you know the 900 divisions are considered "elite" divisions? I wasn't aware of this until Lena (her husband is also on ship 02, div 915) told me about it. She's right, I confirmed it with my cousin that was in the Navy also. These divisions either have high ASVAB scores, play instruments, march, carry the flags, or usher people into the ceremony. I'm sure there are other reasons, but I'm not aware of them. The SEALS are in the 800's.

my son is headed for Nuke school in sc. does anyone know if they get 24 hour leave before taking off?


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