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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)

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USS Lake Champlain


USS Lake Champlain

Family members of the sailors of the "Champ"

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2018

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Comment by NavyMomKO on January 4, 2018 at 8:31pm

Enter your Sailor's last name into the search field. Click on a pic then the "Visit the Image Page" button to see the write ups.

Comment by NavyMomKO on January 4, 2018 at 8:30pm

USS Lake Champlain

Just arrived home after the deployment. We were on the ship by 6:30 and they sailed at 9:00. The departure was very low key compared to others. Not very many people on the pier. They left early and manned the rails in their coveralls which may be why there was very little drama on the pier. The Captain endeared herself to all by coming onto the pier just before they sailed. She shook hands and spent time chatting with everyone, one by one.

Comment by NavyMomKO on March 17, 2017 at 3:59pm

I started a new Group. Tiger Cruise 2017. Please jump in if you have questions or are planning on taking the Tiger Cruise from HI.

Comment by NavyMomKO on March 17, 2017 at 3:07pm

Hi from CA.  Is anyone planning on doing the 2017 Tiger Cruise from HI?

Comment by BowHenn on May 19, 2016 at 9:26pm

Hello out there!  This group hasn't been active in more than 2 years. My son just joined the USS Lake Champlain and I'm curious if there are any current members with loved ones on this ship. 

Comment by meli_gz on November 5, 2013 at 12:51pm

hello ochaos, welcome :)

Comment by ochaos on November 5, 2013 at 2:18am

My son is now on board this ship.

Comment by meli_gz on August 28, 2013 at 10:29pm

Good Evening!! My sailor has been assign to this ship, I'm glad to have found its group :) . He will be arriving there next month 

Comment by sewcrazysue_proud sailor mom on April 22, 2013 at 3:12pm

New to group, hope we can connect about those we love and the ship they serve on.

Comment by sewcrazysue_proud sailor mom on April 22, 2013 at 3:11pm


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