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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

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LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116)'s Blog (13)

HOPE THIS HELPS SOME OF YOU MOMS I WROTE IT TO MY SAILOR HE in now on the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) IN SAN DIEGO NOW! ANY QUES FEEL FREE TO ASK!

A MOM GETTING STRENGTH FROM HER SAILOR

Where has time gone, I remember when you were small, The line you drew on the wall, every time to measure how tall. The running in the house, the hide and seek, I knew where you were, even when you would peek. I held you close when you were so cold, I offered my hand for you to always hold. I picked you up ever time you fell, Took care of all sickness to make you well. I rescued you when you felt any type of pain, Just to place you on the right path… Continue

Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on July 12, 2015 at 11:43pm — 5 Comments

A MOM GETTING STRENGTH FROM HER SAILOR!

Where has time gone, I remember when you were small, The line you drew on the wall, every time to measure how tall. The running in the house, the hide and seek, I knew where you were, even when you would peek. I held you close when you were so cold, I offered my hand for you to always hold. I picked you up ever time you fell, Took care of all sickness to make you well. I rescued you when you felt any type of pain, Just to place you on the right path again and again. You have grown into a man…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on June 11, 2012 at 11:51pm — 7 Comments

A PROUD MOM, OF MY YOUNG MAN, INTO A PROUD UNITED STATES SAILOR!

Thursday 2:02 p.m Central time, my phone rang and I saw 847 area code, I knew who it was. I said, "Hello Hello, Brian" and  He answered, "Mom I am a Sailor" we both were so excited and yes I cried..we spoke for a few minutes and then he said, "Mom, we took pictures in my Blue Uniform", he told me "I put them in the mail to you" and he said "Mom, I picked the one I was smiling in because I remembered you always said, "Brian you have a a beautiful Smile!"...I…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on April 7, 2012 at 12:49am — 13 Comments

A MOMS LETTER TO HELP HER RECRUIT, REALIZING IT I ABOUT THEM NOT US! (Thought some of you new moms, girlfriends and wives needed this)

This is a letter written that helped her recruit see who they really are;

I want you to be happy in your life’s choices and where ever you go and what ever you do…The friendships you will make will be for a life time. Your superiors who are yelling at you now, I know is hard to comprehend but they will be your friends, leaders and mentors for your Life. You will see that everything they teach you, tell you and show you will forever be a guidance for you and most of all protect you, in…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on March 29, 2012 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

TOOK THE NAVY TO GIVE MY SR A REVELATION....

I received a letter from my SR today....I was so happy...I was on cloud nine yesterday after a 20 min phone call that was wonderful.... and today a beautiful letter; if I didn't know better I would say my SR has become a young man, this is how his letter ended;

"Mom, I just wanted to tell you that I now realize how much you have done for me over the years and I want to tell you I appreciate it and love you very…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on March 8, 2012 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

I HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR ALL YOU MOMS AN DAD'S! JUST AN EXTRA FEW MINUITES OF YOUR TIME!

"A Moms Letter to help her recruit, realizing it is about them not us! "

I want to thank all of you who appreciated that POST of the letter I wrote to my son. It did come from my heart and from all the knowledge and words that have been shared on NAVYFORMOMS.COM. So I Salute all you mom and dads who have added to the wonderful words of wisdom that I wrote to my son...it was greatly appreciated.

Some of you said you are copying it and sending it to your recruits and by all means…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on March 7, 2012 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

A MOMS LETTER TO HELP HER RECRUIT, REALIZING IT IS ABOUT THEM NOT US!

This is a letter written that helped her recruit see who they really are;

I want you to be happy in your life’s choices and where ever you go and what ever you do…The friendships you will make will be for a life time. Your superiors who are yelling at you now, I know is hard to comprehend but they will be your friends, leaders and mentors for your Life. You will see that everything they teach you, tell you and show you will forever be a guidance for you…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on March 4, 2012 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

I have been reading so much and about PIR day. Many are saying they are bringing their sons/daughters cell phones to them, laptops etal...and some recruits are allowed to take them and some no... whe…

I have been reading so much and about PIR day. Many are saying they are bringing their sons/daughters cell phones to them, laptops etal...and some recruits are allowed to take them and some no... where is the best place to stay; most convenient; I have a 76 year old grandpaw with me..I am renting a car...also where to go after PIR..some are saying the time is crunched..any suggestions; what are others doing? I am a single mom, with his grandfather and little brother coming for my sons PIR…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on March 3, 2012 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

REC'D LTR FOM SON TODAY SHIP 3 DIV 116

  • He sounded sad in his letter, tired. He said he folds his clothes and they keep
 making him refold them, and he said he knows they are right and what he is there for 

so he continues on...

He said he and 8 others clean the bathroom floor everynight and they call them

the "dirty 9". He say she doesn't mind, he is getting to know many people

and making may friends. I AM SICK! I think it is much harder on us moms…
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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on March 2, 2012 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

SUMMARY OF WHAT HAPPENS THE 1ST 3 WEEKS HE/SHE LEAVES; & until Grad Day! SHIP 3 DIVISION 116

2 days after I dropped him off at the recruiters office/to go to hotel;Received a call from Chicago airport he made it there safe

Week 1;  at the end of the week; received a box; addressed to me; MOM in the box is all his clothes he wore going there down to his underwear and a copy of his enlistment papers at the bottom of the box

Week 2; End of week 2; Received 1st of three phone calls to receive;

He said " Mom I want you to know I am ok, you will be receiving something…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on February 29, 2012 at 11:55pm — 1 Comment

SHIP 3 DIV 116, Still Cry everyday...He left Feb 13th; Graduation April 13, 2012

SHIP 3 DIV 116; My son left for boot camp 2 weeks ago Sunday. I think it was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. Dropping him off at his recruiters and hugging him goodbye was like knife through my heart. I cried all the way home and everyday since he left. I received a phone call the next night that he landed in Chicago and that he was using a friends phone that he made it there safe and had to go.   Then I rec'd first of three phone calls that we will receive; Friday the 18th…

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Added by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on February 29, 2012 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

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