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Posted by Stigzmom on July 5, 2012 at 7:19pm in Boot Camp Mom's

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HELLO EVERYONE!!  We received our form letter from our son today and he jotted a short note on the back page.  He sounds really good and very positive.  It was so nice to hear from him!  :)  I miss him like crazy, but I feel so much better today because I can now be in touch with him.  Hope you all have or will be getting them real soon too! 

Look forward to keeping in touch and getting to know all of the other moms. 

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We received "the box" Tuesday, July 3rd.  So less than a week.  Shouldn't be much longer for you now.  

And the clothes were in the box, pants rolled up (they have to roll them up to get measured for their boots)  just like people have been telling me.  LOL

lemonelephant's Reply:

Since your Recruit is in a performing division, you may also want to join the Group, 900's division sailors (clickable link).  There will be information on there that relates to your situation.  Here is a site I found that explains about 900 Divisions:  The Requirements for the Navy RTC 900 Division  I believe that Division 941 is Ship Staff/Honor Guard.

Ship Staff is in charge on PIR day.  They greet and welcome the Officers and their distinguished guests as Sideboys, they play the role of "Body Snatcher" walking up and down the rows of Sailors, watching for and sometimes catching any Sailor about to or going down. They lock their knees sometimes and pass out). They help the Navy Corpsmen in he back room, they Guard doors and perform a myriad of tasks behind the scenes and in front. It is their job to help make sure all goes smoothly. The Honor Guard Drill Team (they're the ones with the yellow ascots) also does a rifle performance at the beginning of the ceremony.

Stigzmom Reply:

Thank you lemonelephant this is exciting news.  I checked out the 900's division sailors and joined.  Thank you again!

Sorry for the confusion.   LOL   I wanted to move my discussion into the correct group. 

Therefore anyone looking for SHIP-02 DIV-941 can feel free to post onto this discussion if they wish. 


Hoping to get in touch with moms on this same ship.  :) 

Hi. My SR is also ship 2 division 941. I am curious at what capacity my son will be performing in this division.

We are curious as well!  He isn't a singer and he doesn't play an instrument.  LOL   So I can't help but think that he is probably doing something in the Ship Staff (Side Boy or Body Snatcher), or maybe Honor Guard since he has experience with rifles.  We thought it was pretty exciting when we found out that our son was chosen to be in the 900 we are anxious to know what he will be doing in it.  It would be neat to find out if they have met one another.  :) 


Same here with the music thing. Is this the only separate group for I was not totally sure if they sign up for stuff, go on high test scores, or is it really that random. 941? My SR has shot rifles and generally is an outdoorsman type as far as handling other weapons like bows, paintballs, rifles.. He was in a Sea Cadets program so not sure if that gave him any more clout to be chosen or not.

I bet Lemonelephant can explain it better. 

The 900's group that lemonelephant posted may have some insight. Also, LaLa Ribbon Queen (a regular veteran mom on the PIR groups) Sailor was in a 900 Division. So she may have some insight as well!

Thank you FTLW!  

Why do you suppose there are not other div. 941 families joining in this discussion?

Looks like some are finding us now cincymomdp.  I was kind of wondering the same thing.  I would like to get to know some of the other moms in my son's ship & division.  :) 

So how are you doing?  I wonder if my son Dalton has met your son?


AAAAHHHH another 941!!!  how are you?  My son Steve is in ship 02 div 941!! I have only found one other mom!! 


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