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All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

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"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

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

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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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Molly's Proud Mom
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  • San Jose, CA
  • United States

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Molly's Proud Mom replied to Margaret's discussion 'Getting past the empty feeling' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Kinsmi...Congratulations! Welcome to this space. It will help you so much. I can't tell you how amazing these women are and how quickly you form a bond to them. I hate opening my email and having no Navy Mom emails! Come here to vent and cry…"

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A little about me:
My daughter is in BC now, PIR 6/7/19
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Will help my daughter be strong and confident and make the world a better place.
Our Navy experience so far...
is challenging and exciting.

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At 6:12pm on May 20, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

When it asks if you want to log in or create an account just click "Not now".

At 6:11pm on May 20, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Here's the link to the FB page - you don't have to be on FB to view it.

At 11:03am on May 12, 2019, Karilyn1962 said…

I prayed she would make some good friends while at BC. Glad to hear that is happening! Sounds like you raised a great kid as well. I would love to be able to take another new Sailor or two to dinner. 

Where is Molly going to A school? Caran is going to Virginia for Culinary Specialist school. 

At 7:39pm on May 11, 2019, Karilyn1962 said…

PS.... would be awesome to meet up while you are in OC. We live in South County :) 

At 7:38pm on May 11, 2019, Karilyn1962 said…

MollysProudMom... yes I did get a call today and Caran sounded so much more upbeat. They are doing great, though she said the division is struggling to march still. They were going to have a challenge of some sort today as they marched back from the NEX. Hopefully that made it better. 

Glad you thought to have Molly give your cell number to Caran so she can mail it to me. Great idea! I am really looking forward to meeting you and other families on June 7th. 

I asked Caran if there were ay recruits without family so that we could invite someone to dinner after PIR. She’s going to ask around. 

At 4:05pm on May 10, 2019, Karilyn1962 said…

I'm in Orange County. I'm so thankful to have connected here. Our daughters are pretty awesome and brave!

My daughter's name is Caran by the way. Pronounced Kuh-ron. Every letter I get she sounds better and better. Today's letter said that their division is not very good at marching so they didn't earn the drill flag. They also didn't earn their academic flag. But, they are pushing through and will make it through to graduation. 

At 12:27pm on May 10, 2019, Karilyn1962 said…

Molly's Proud Mom - I received a letter from my daughter yesterday. In one of my letters to her recently I told her that I was connecting with other moms through Navy4Moms and that there is someone named Molly in her division. She knew exactly who I was talking about and said she ran right over to tell her that you and I were connected on this site. She said they are good friends and that they hold each other accountable. I love that! It makes my heart happy! 

I'm looking forward to meeting you and Molly at their PIR. 

At 4:19pm on April 23, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Here's the link to the 6/7/19 PIR:

PIR June 7 2019

At 9:52pm on April 21, 2019, Anna said…

Molly's Proud Mom,

I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!  We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor.  I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now?  Please feel free to jump in and join our conversations on our group page.  You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life.  We are all in different phases of our daughter’s Naval careers - from newbies to those whose daughters have been in for several years - from officer to enlisted!!! We support all our sailor girls and each other as well. Not just during the Bootcamp days but the weeks and months following, as they go off to school, first duty station, or first deployment.  Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!

At 10:12pm on April 17, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.


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