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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


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OK that we've gotten the ball started on MadLibs for our recruits and sailors...let's keep them in a safe place where we can reference them for later and make them available for other Moms on N4M to find.  I was afraid at first to attempt to make my first MadLib...but then as I got started, the sentences just seemed to work out.  Let's see what you can come up with!  

Here's my first MadLib created for SRs who have just arrived at BC:

When we first got to boot camp at Great Lakes and stepped off the bus, a adjective noun started shouting out directions to us. We all were adjective and tried to pay attention to all of the plural noun given to us. We had to put our civilian clothes in a box to send home. I made sure to put plural noun in the box to freak out my Mom. We were then issued our new uniform called cartoon character that signifies that we are new recruits. We were so past tense verb by the time we called home, that we sounded like a noun on the phone.The next day we woke up at military time and ate breakfast at the place. The food was different than what I ate at home. It tasted like a adjective nightmare. Then the military doctors started poking and prodding us with a noun and filling vials with body parts. Once we got all of our plural noun, we had to label them with a set of kitchen utensil. You should see how they turned out! We also had to go to the barber to get out head past tense verb. I look like a animal with no hair on my head. At the end of our first day we finally got to get some sleep. I dreamt about geographic location and plural noun before the rude awakening at military time by someone verb in our faces.

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Last (day of the week) I had my (event) from Recruit Training Center. I just finished the most (Adjective) 8 weeks of my life. I spent the rest of the day (verb) with my family. At (time) I was on a (noun) on my way to the (Noun for Place) to catch a (noun) and (verb) to my new home.
Upon arrival to the (Adjective) (noun) I was assigned to my (noun) with my new roommate.
All this (amount of time) we have INDOC to learn the (noun) of the base. I learn when I have (verb) I also have to learn how to (Adverb) handle the (noun) for Colors. The food here is (adjective) compared to (place). I can't wait till I (verb). and then Phase (direction) then I can (verb) off base and (adverb) (verb). I will go to school at (time) until (time). I understand that it will be (adjective) but I feel (adverb) that I can do this. My roommate (name) has been (place)( amount of time) and has lots to (verb) me. (name) has a (noun) and has offered me (verb) in his (color)(noun). PT doesn't seem so bad, we (verb), (adverb)(verb) and we (Verb). I had watch yesterday at the (place) from (military time) to (military time) now I have to (verb) for (noun) at the Galley.My fellow sailors pulled pranks when you first got (pronoun) and I was (verb) to as a "booter" for example, in ( a State) new arrivals were told to do things like get our seabags checked for (a function) integrity and to have our mattresses(verb)for use at the (place on base). some were even reminded to be sure to (military action)"LT Squirrel" , a legendary squirrel the (branch of service) are said to have (verb) and (verb) with a LT collar device.

Sounds pretty funny. I'll have to print it out and test it on the family.


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