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Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

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Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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Well, from the look of this forum it looks like no one has been hurt during bootcamp lately. I'm happy for other recruits and their parents that are not having to go through the agony. Unfortunately, my seaman recruit daughter and this anxious mother is in the throes of it. She was doing really well until the dreaded call this evening. I am going to take the advice of the previous postings and send her funny and uplifting encouragement. I am praying she heals fully from her stress fractures and is able to continue on with her dream. If anyone has any other suggestions or stories to share of how they overcame an injury and succeeded- then it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!

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JMOM...hang in there.  We got the call on Wednesday too.  Long road ahead but lots of letters and encouragement will help.  There is a great facebook page that has given me alot of information, along with this sight. Feel free to message me for info.

JMOM I have been told to send LOTS of letters and encouraging cards. Books and magazines can be sent but wait for them to tell you whatvis ok to send. They do get to call every other week if I remember correctly. Recovery can take approx 8 weeks or longer so we are looking at mid to late Nov before they finish. I will try to copy and paste some great info sent to my by Lemonelephant on the website. Most of all they need encouragement.

JMOM I just sent you a friend request. Once you accept it I can forward some information to you. It was extremely helpful to me and helped me understand this division better.

JMOM, yes definitely send lots of encouraging things. My son has been there since mid August. Keep reminding your SR that this is just a bump in the road and he will get through this. I will definitely keep both of your SRs in my prayers.

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