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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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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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Stephanie
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Belated birthday

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie on Monday. 2 Replies

My son birthday wax April 26 I had a birthday angel to deliver his birthday gifts to him at A school. She sent birthday pictures and my boy looks soo good.

Sigh Of Relief

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Apr 23. 6 Replies

I had posted about my son being on ship 5 for legal holding for giving his bunkmate an ibuprofen. Well yesterday he calls and say mom my chief gave me a job while in THU. I said good son. Then he…Continue

Birthday Boy

Started Apr 21 0 Replies

My sons birthday is in 5 days and I asked him what he will like? He said just to be able to hug you mom and hug dad. I wish that could happen but we are still waiting for captain mast at Great Lakes.…Continue

Better Days Are Coming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Apr 20. 2 Replies

After getting all of you all input about my sons legal holding at GL I begin thinking about how God makes no mistakes. It just was not my sons season as of yet. I feel God did this for a reason…Continue

 

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Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Belated birthday'
"Yes her and her husband was awesome"
Monday
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Belated birthday'
"Stephanie - Happy belated birthday to your son!  Thank goodness for birthday angels!"
Monday
Stephanie posted a discussion

Belated birthday

My son birthday wax April 26 I had a birthday angel to deliver his birthday gifts to him at A school. She sent birthday pictures and my boy looks soo good.
Monday
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Sigh Of Relief'
"Yes thank you so much for all prayers. God is just awesome not just good things but pray to him got bad times as well"
Apr 23
Gr8NavyFam replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Sigh Of Relief'
"Yay! That is wonderful. So glad that things worked out. I tried to contact you before seeing this discussion. Yes, you are right about God at work and is worthy of praise. Well wishes to you and your Sailor."
Apr 23
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Sigh Of Relief'
"I’m thinking the same thing they never spoke to him about it again."
Apr 23
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Sigh Of Relief'
"Yes ma’am I’m so ecstatic and so happy for them"
Apr 23
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Sigh Of Relief'
"Stephanie - that is fantastic news!  I'm so glad everything worked out and he is able to move on.  Thankfully his chief realized there was nothing more to it than him wanting to help out a shipmate.  Lesson learned. Good luck to…"
Apr 23
Stephanie posted a discussion

Sigh Of Relief

I had posted about my son being on ship 5 for legal holding for giving his bunkmate an ibuprofen. Well yesterday he calls and say mom my chief gave me a job while in THU. I said good son. Then he comes back and said mom guess what I’m on the list for a flight to A school. I’m like what? I said I thought you going to captain mast he said my other chief just spoke to me about it when I first got there and I didn’t have no legal stuff pending. I was like omg son look how God come into the mist of…See More
Apr 23
Stephanie posted a discussion

Birthday Boy

My sons birthday is in 5 days and I asked him what he will like? He said just to be able to hug you mom and hug dad. I wish that could happen but we are still waiting for captain mast at Great Lakes. I did remind him once this is over we will celebrate at his A school and it will be epic. My son will turn 19 and he such a strong young man. I’m proud to be his mother.
Apr 21
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Better Days Are Coming'
"Thank you so much"
Apr 20
Stephanie posted a discussion

Better Days Are Coming

After getting all of you all input about my sons legal holding at GL I begin thinking about how God makes no mistakes. It just was not my sons season as of yet. I feel God did this for a reason because there is a better outcome in all of this and plus it’s a lesson to be learned before he gets into the fleet. Also, he is doing well and being confident and I’m so happy of them young man he has grown into. We will not allow this one incident to control us mentally and emotionally we will rely on…See More
Apr 20
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Ship 5'
"Thank you so much the reason why my son had ibuprofen was for a fever medical gave him but he only took one of the 2 and since his friend was crying abs developed a headache he volunteered and gave it to him so the bunkmate can rest. Yes both told…"
Apr 19
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Ship 5'
"They both told the truth in bootcamp now they just have to go to captain mast they call it and explain it to them. My son has a heart of gold and he was helping someone who was grieving who had a headache. I really appreciate all the prayers you got…"
Apr 18
mern replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Ship 5'
"I will add a prayer to both recruits. I hope, that if they both stand up and are honest on this issue, they should be looked at favorably. They may get rank reduced or some other action, I just pray that's all and they can move forward. "
Apr 18
mern replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Ship 5'
"I will add a prayer to both recruits. I hope, that if they both stand up and are honest on this issue, they should be looked at favorably. They may get rank reduced or some other action, I just pray that's all and they can move forward. "
Apr 18

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At 8:59pm on April 19, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Stephanie -  I am just letting you know that I have accepted your request to join the Christian Navy Moms group. Please come join us and introduce yourself. We don't post a lot, but when we do, it is often for a prayer request, so I encourage you to follow our comments via email. The group should be showing up on your profile page here to the left. I apologize that I did not post a note here when I accepted you into the group the other day, to let you know. Since I am now an admin of that group and it requires approvals before members can join, I am still learning the ropes some. :-)

At 1:19pm on April 18, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Stephanie, I have accepted you into both of the groups! Welcome.

At 1:10pm on April 18, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Stephanie, I see that LeAnn has sent you a friend request. Do you know how to accept it? She will likely have the best information to share with you. If you aren't sure about how the "friends" work here is the link to a discussion that I have posted elsewhere on this site. 

How to send PMs (Private Messages) to friends on N4M & some OPSEC/PERSEC info - Navy For Moms (ning.com)

At 12:55pm on April 18, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Stephanie - It looks like B'sNukeMom (one of our admins) has posted a welcome note to you below. I think she was doing it as I was typing and it just showed up for me. 

At 12:45pm on April 18, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Here are links to the two groups I mentioned if you would like to join - Beyond BC - Navy For Moms (ning.com)

This one will allow you to join automatically when you click the Join button in the upper corner. The following, if you would like to join, ✟CHRISTIAN NAVY MOMS - Navy For Moms (ning.com)

will require me to accept your request and I may not get to it immediately, I am sorry. 

I am a group admin on these groups, but I am not a site admin. Only the site admins are able to accept someone to N4M or know who joined. I am sure that one of them will post a welcome to you as well when they are able. We all volunteer or time on this site and no one holds special "hours" here. I am sorry if you are looking for more legal information or something. 

At 12:39pm on April 18, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Hi Stephanie, Did you get accept to the N4M site or a specific group on the site?  -  Part of it is how this site works with mobile devices versus something like FB. It is not as up to date for Mobile devices and not everyone "follows" the main N4M group discussions. 

I have posted a note on my Beyond BC group and we also have lifted you and your sailor up in prayer in the Christian Navy Moms group. Whether you feel comfortable or not being a part of those groups are up to you, but they are two groups on this site that I am a part of. 

This site is made up of moms, a few dads, and other loved ones who join and visit and share their experiences. Some of our more "veteran" moms who might have more information for you are probably not on the site today, or as able to reply since it really is easier to use this site if you are on a computer versus a mobile device. 

If you are using a mobile device, be sure to put it into desktop mode. 

I wish I could give you more answers, but unfortunately I don't have any and probably the others who have viewed your post, don't either and that is why they have not given any feedback. 

At 12:37pm on April 18, 2021, 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 and 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!!

Your NAVYforMoms Admins

Please note - there are blue hyperlinks up above.  Click on them and they will take you directly to the groups.

At 12:15pm on April 18, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Stephanie - I am not seeing you are a part of any specific group other than the N4M and it isn't even showing when you were accepted. 

I wanted to reach out to you. You posted your message in the general discussion versus a specific group so you may not receive a lot of replies and not everyone is likely to see these, so I wanted to reach out to you and say hi. I am actually not likely to be back on the rest of the day, but I wanted to share my hugs as I know this is a tough place to be in as a mom - the not knowing and no control. 

At 10:01pm on April 17, 2021, Stephanie said…
Hello and thank you for adding me to the group.
 
 
 

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