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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)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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Photos (in u inform) after boot camp

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chipmunk Jul 24. 8 Replies

I know recruits are given a chance to buy a photo package if they want while they are in Boot Camp.After that, does the Navy ever offer sailors a chance to have other professional photos (in uniform,…Continue

 

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CryptoDad replied to Catherine's discussion 'Photos (in u inform) after boot camp'
"This is the official portrait from my Sailor's second duty station. She got to bring her kid sister along to meet the CIC."
Jul 24
Catherine commented on Brenda Sue's group 'Moms of "A" school Sailors'
"Kellyrene, looks like my son is on the same path as yours, just a couple weeks behind since he just arrived at quarantine earlier this week!   We hope to get to Groton to visit as well. Have to wait u til he gets to Aschool and finds out when,…"
Jul 17
Catherine commented on Brenda Sue's group 'Moms of "A" school Sailors'
"Hmmmm, crickets for A school in Groton, CT   :-("
Jul 14
Catherine replied to Catherine's discussion 'Photos (in u inform) after boot camp'
"THAT. IS. SO. TRUE.  ;-)"
Jul 2
Catherine replied to Catherine's discussion 'Photos (in u inform) after boot camp'
"Thanks for the replies.  He will be in school in Groton, CT for a few months so will talk to him to get dressed up and have a friend take a picture sometime while he is there. "
Jul 2
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Catherine's discussion 'Photos (in u inform) after boot camp'
"They do take "professional" pictures when they are on deployment - at least on carriers I know.  They do a "Cruise book" that you can purchase along with the pictures. No sure about subs though...."
Jul 2
Catherine posted a discussion

Photos (in u inform) after boot camp

I know recruits are given a chance to buy a photo package if they want while they are in Boot Camp.After that, does the Navy ever offer sailors a chance to have other professional photos (in uniform, maybe a flag in the background) taken?  Don’t know if there are photography services on base.  I would  like to have  a photo after he has finished A school and once he his at his first station.  See More
Jul 1
Catherine liked Catherine's discussion Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs
May 23
navyvet replied to Catherine's discussion 'Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs' in the group Sub Moms
"three people share 2 racks so they get 2/3 of storage space. "
May 19
JayDee659 replied to Catherine's discussion 'Personal Storage on Fast Attack Subs' in the group Sub Moms
"Catherine my SIL always talks about having a locker for his things "
May 18
Catherine added 2 discussions to the group Sub Moms
May 18
Catherine commented on Brenda Sue's group 'Moms of "A" school Sailors'
"Barring Covid delays, my son will head to RTC in July and then to Groton, CT for sub & A- schools. Any tips or info onThat area and/or that base  I know sailors will be very busy the first month there with sub school and then several weeks…"
May 17
Catherine replied to Francis's discussion 'BC classes with initial quarantine period'
"Great info, thanks.   So your son left boot camp with 3 pieces of "luggage"?  Is the garment bag navy issued and how they carry any uniform pieces they are issued at boot camp?  So that and the sea bag are baggage checked…"
May 13

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At 1:23pm on April 26, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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