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JessicaB posted this on our page so I just moved it up here to help keep track...


Here is what I know about BS21

1. They ALWAYS go in numerical order.
2. They always go with their brother division as they have done all training with them.
3. 800 and 900 div are thrown in anywhere in between (however, I imagine if they have a brother division, that they would go with them).900 div usually goes on Mon
4. Anywhere from 2-4 divisions can go per night. Why sometimes 2 and sometimes 4- who knows.
5. BS is from 8:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.
6. You will get your calls between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
After the capping ceremony in the a.m., they have to clean the ship, eat, shower, etc

Not all the new Sailors call home...some have othere dutys, have to stand watch, if they are honor rcts or award winners have to practive for PIR

So when you get your call ask if everybody in the div passed and then post it here





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my son said BS for him was 29th he thought, 13/326
so that means when would they call us i wonder with the "i'm a sailor call" robbi? we'll already be traveling on thursday the 30th at 3am!
yes me too, but don't take my word for it, he didnt come right out and say that was the date...if BS for 13/330 is 28th or 29th then that would make sense if our division follows them.
Robbi, BS goes in order of division. 323/324 go together, 325/326 go together, etc. The 900 division and the 800 division are thrown in somewhere. 329/330 would go last. It is possible that 327/328 and 329/330 would go on Wednesday night to Thursday morning and therefore calls would come while family is travelling. What we need are phone calls to confirm when each division is going.
whoops I messed up what I was trying to say, we at 326 would be before 13/330 not likely to be so late ....sorry for MY confusion on the issue.thanks Elaine, good thing someone is keeping track of me :)
So, Robbi, do you think our Div 326 SR's will go on the 27th???? (I haven't heard a word from my son about BS)
jan if you scroll down and go to PIR's mainpage on the bottom for 10/1, LTLY has an estimated date for our divisions BS!! it's not definite but might be!! check it out :)
thanks elaine. so ours may possibly be then on the 28th. i guess all we have to do is wait and see :)
I am still missing some BS21 dates, if you have info for your SR's div please post it here!
You so hCW 328, RIGHT?? THE 28TH - 29TH
HAHAHA ABNER Stepped on the keyboard!! LOL 328 on the 28th through 29th
Wow so it sounds like 327/328 329/330 are all going on the 28th-29th? My SR said in last letter that he would call on the 29th too.

That is a bunch of them all going at one time.


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