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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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Carole

SaSSY (Sponsor a Sailor @ Sea, Y'all)

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SaSSY (Sponsor a Sailor @ Sea, Y'all)

A 501 c3 non-profit org. that exists to help deployed sailors while they are away from their loved ones.

Website: http://www.besassy.org
Members: 48
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2014

Whether it is your son, daughter, wife, husband, boyfriend, cousin, brother, sister, mother, father, etc. that is away on a deployment, they all enjoy getting mail. It's a way that they can stay connected to family and friends. The most frequent response we get from the Sailors is that receiving mail from the home front is a huge morale boost!

 

SASSY is more than 80 moms strong with another 50 SASSY people (classrooms, teachers, civic groups, family, friends and just true blue Americans) who have come together to be a part of Sponsor A Sailor at Sea, Y'all (SASSY). We've made some excellent contacts on the Big E as well as the other ships in her carrier strike group, from the Ship's company to the airwing. And now the USS GHW Bush!  Through the Chief's Mess, we receive names of junior sailors who are in need of support - from cards and letters to the occasional care package - and reminded that their service to the country and their personal sacrifices are appreciated, and that someone back home is thinking about that sailor.

Many sailors don't receive much, if any, encouragement from home. Sometimes its because the sailor is truly alone, or is estranged from his family, who may not be supportive of his/her decision to join the military, or perhaps because of the family's financial situation, it isn't possible to send the care packages that make life a little better.

 

sassy@navy4parents.com

www.besassy.org

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Comment by Debi (Ship 9 Div 126) on August 5, 2012 at 9:55am
If someone can message me names of sailors that don't receive any packages i would like to send some also.
Comment by navymom3 on April 12, 2012 at 8:02pm

carol in fla-All packages have to be addressed to someone. They cannot go to any sailor. I know molly's adopt a sailor send packages every month to sailors. You might want to come to the site and check it out.

Comment by Carol in fla on April 12, 2012 at 5:09pm

Carole--do we HAVE to have a sailor's name?  Can't we just send boxes addressed to a sailor in need or something?  As long as they make it to the ship--couldn't they be addressed to the shops if they had to go somewhere more specific?  Obviously your packages have been needed and I hate to see this come to an end....

 

Comment by Lou on March 14, 2012 at 10:42am

Is there a link to familiarze yourself with the navy lingo?

Comment by jill on December 16, 2011 at 12:07am

loved the footage of the bush ship returning home, and the families to greeet them..  so glad everyone is back safe and sound.

Comment by Rhonda on December 13, 2011 at 1:03am

So Glad the Bush had a sucessful deployment!!!

Comment by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours) on November 14, 2011 at 10:39am

Robin...  your just full of wonderful info!  thankx hahaha!!!   Hey you know whats funny is that...  my one boy who emails me everyday... well, last Thursday he sent me an email saying that he would not be able to email until after the weekend cause he was taking a qual test and had to study for it...  anway...  man am I going through withdrawls..  no email Fri, Sat, Sun...  maybe this afternoon...  sheees Im addicted to that kid..  =0P

Comment by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours) on November 8, 2011 at 2:19pm
Robin...  oh  =0(   sheeesh...  well if you had said the GHWB then Id have known that hehehehehehe...  not...   CMC is a new one!  Thankx sista.. Ill stick with you and learn ALOT!
Comment by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours) on November 6, 2011 at 12:26pm

Robin GREAT idea!!!  Ill copy and past this to her email address...  I think I have it in my regular email..  Ill ask her to come read this...!!!  I dont know what GWB or CMC is but sounds good anyway...  hahahahahaha....   and yes..  we have affected their lives for ever but also ,.. they ours!!!!!!!!!!

Terry - very kewl!!!! 

Comment by Lydia (For B - The Sea is Ours) on November 5, 2011 at 9:23am
Terri - So glad your Sailor got the Halloween box!!!!  Do you get some emails from him/her????
 

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