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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"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

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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. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

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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lisalove
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Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bern Aug 4. 13 Replies

My son left for bootcamp last week, Thursday, but due to weather conditions they did not arrive until Friday - I received his scripted phone call at about 3:45 pm on Friday. It's been a long weekend,…Continue

 

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MammaBear Ship 06 Div 358 liked lisalove's discussion Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19
Aug 19
Bern replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"As of August 29 it will be 2yrs he has been gone. He's a nuke so he just finished school. I have to be honest it hasn't gotten easier. I was young when I had him and raised him alone. I didn't get a lot of letters but I wrote a…"
Aug 4
HoneyLemonTea replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"Thank you"
Jul 29
HoneyLemonTea liked lisalove's discussion Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19
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Phoenixmom replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"Here is the site. I am Phoenixmom and I help out on the site. Let me know if there is anything more I can answer for you. And Welcome to Navy Moms. Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)"
Jul 29
Phoenixmom replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"LisaLove here are the area codes to watch for. And the Key is to stay busy. I know it's easier said than done, believe me. come join Boot camp Moms you can learn a lot and get many great answers as well. If you have a phone call from the 847…"
Jul 29
NavyMom liked lisalove's discussion Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19
Jul 28
HoneyLemonTea replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"My daughter shipped 7/17, just missed the bad weather. Today is the first day i have not been busy with work and have started a questionnaire to send to her just to be doing something. i am at over 40 questions i will probably split up and send in…"
Jul 27
Gelique replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"Just like you, my son was scheduled to ship out on Thursday 07/18 but his flight was canceled.  He arrived in Chicago the following day—the 19th—but didn’t get picked up until after midnight.  I didn’t get the call…"
Jul 27
lisalove replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"Thanks for your response, glad to hear your son is doing well. I can't wait to know my son's graduation date, planning your trip to graduation is an awesome way to Las time. Good News: my son called this afternoon. He just completed his…"
Jul 25
Melinda replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"My son left for bootcamp July 2nd. I feel your pain!! I send a card or letter twice a week so that he will get something from home. He has written and I have sent extra stamps, envelopes and paper so that he can use them to write or to share with…"
Jul 25
lisalove replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"I received "The Box" yesterday, it was good to smell his scent and to see what items they made him return.  I have watched the you tube videos, Making a Soldier and I agree they helped me a great deal.  I'm trying to keep…"
Jul 25
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"Be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the welcome message on your page.  You'll find lots of good info there.  Once you get the official letter (9-14 days after arrival) you can then start writing and you'll be…"
Jul 25
NavyMom replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"My apologies... your daughter. I’m reading every post and message that I can and learning how to use the site for the first time."
Jul 24
NavyMom replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"Any word on the PIR date for your son. My son left on 16 July as well."
Jul 24
E3 navy mom replied to lisalove's discussion 'Son left for bootcamp on 7/18/19'
"My daughter arrived 7-16. Her personal items came home yesterday, and I'm still "blue", but so proud at the same time. I YouTube what boot camp was like so I could get a feel for what was going on. Stay busy, mark that calender for…"
Jul 23

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A little about me:
I'm a mother of three, my middle child (son) has enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program. He will leave for boot camp July 19th and I simply want to connect with other Navy Moms.
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At 4:49pm on August 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

What division is your recruit in?

At 7:45pm on July 27, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I sent you a friend request and will give you info on your recruit's rating and more in a PM once you accept. Friend requests are found in the upper left. 

At 7:43pm on July 27, 2019, lemonelephant said…

I invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there.Arrival and What Happens at RTC will tell you what is happening and what to expect.  

Take care and blessings to you and yours. 

At 4:12pm on January 8, 2019, 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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