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Anyone out there have a kid who actually communicates? Just wondering if we have any idea what training day they will be on this Monday. I like to follow along in the schedule and feel like I have some idea of what he is doing. Here's a great link written by a recent sailor:

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Corretion, it was 2009, but it' a great explanation.

I know as of Aug 2nd they were on 2-1. My son has been really good about putting the week-day training on each letter. His last letter was dated Aug 5th with no week-day training on it as that was a Sunday and doesn't count. Hope this helps. 


Got 3 letters this week and as of yesterday they were on 4-2 so I know every Friday will be a 2 day. So I am trying to keep up with it as well so I will know when they go to BS21. I am really looking forward to BS21 because I know I will definitely get a phone call then as I have yet to get one from him. He happened to have watch when everyone else in his division was able to make calls. But who knows maybe his division will earn another phone call before's hoping. :)

Thanx for keeping me up. I like knowing the training day so I can see what they're going to be doing. I have yet to get a phone call. I even sent him more phone cards and my pone number in case he forgot! But the letters are coming and I love that. Sorry Dylan didn't get to call. Sounds like their group is doing really well so he'll get another chance soon!
Well I happened to get a call today and we all got to talk for a whole hour. He said that because his division past inspection with a 4.99 out of a 5.o the chief let them make calls. I am one very happy momma right now.

My son Evan is in your son Dylan's group. Isn't it great that they did so well? It was wonderful getting that phone call. Evan hardly ever talks, but we chatted for 25 minutes. So proud of him, and everyone that is undertaking this challenge.


Hi...My daughter is in Ship 14, Div 290.  Not sure if her division is on the same schedule, but according to the letter she sent me yesterday, today (August 16th) would be 4-1.  Lisa

in all the letters I have received from my daughter, there was never any mention of week-day. From what she has told me in the letters, it's about on schedule with what I have read on that navydep website. I got a letter yesterday and it was dated last Thursday (Aug 9) and she had said they were supposed to take pictures one day this week which puts them this week as training week 4 (which just ended, or will end tomorrow). So according to the navydep site, they should have taken their pictures yesterday, Thursday. I hope this is true. Which means they have 2 more weeks of training left then BattleStations. But I haven't gotten any confirmation on that as of yet. I have asked her to let me know as soon as she finds out a date for BS21 so that I can be expecting a call once she passes.

The training week/day is not same as M-F ( or Sat). There are "brother" divisions that train together ( like 290/291) but even divisions with same PIR will not be on same training day at same time. Probably a better use of resources than everyone together all the time.

Yes, I can't wait to hear from my son. He has talked to his dad once and his dad missed a call one week. I did tell him in a letter that he was just going to have to tolerate hugs and pictures!

as of last friday 8/24/12 my son who is in division 291 says that their division was at 5-2.  from what has been told, not all divisions are on the same week & day number sequence.  so then today 8/28/12 is 5-5 for 291

Just a reminder that Monday is labor day and does not count. Spoke with my son on Friday and he said they would be 6-3 on Tuesday 09/04/12. And that his next scheduled call would be 09/07/12...and I'm pretty sure I know what call that will be. ;)


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