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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

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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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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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 again and again. You have grown into a man choosing your own way, A journey that guides you making every new day. Surprising me by joining the Navy, signing what only you really know, Asking me to drive you to your recruit, and having letting you go. All the way you were saying, all will be fine, as if nothing was wrong, All the while me not seeing your words were only to make me strong. Not knowing day in or day out, where you will be, I know your eyes are wide open every challenge you see. My tears are not for all sadness, I am happy how you grew, My little boy, now a man…seems like only yesterday, who knew! My thoughts and strength I hope reaches you in your time of need, For when you left I was weak and you were my strength, you planted the seed. So now I send, that seed of strength, you gave to me every minute of every day, So that prayers will reach and guide you as you find your way. Growing into a man, as you no longer are standing by my side, For you chose a new journey, may your guardian angel be your guide. For now you have joined the United States Navy, under a new command, You have proven to be a True United States Sailor, United you now stand
SO PROUD OF YOU MY SON, SO PROUD!

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Comment by LA-BriansMom (Ship 3 Div 116) on March 15, 2015 at 4:41pm

They will be fine...they learn and teach them well..them come out young men and ladies...they learn great strength and discipline...hang in there...those phone calls come..those letters come...it seems like a life time but it is only a few short weeks....the grad day will come and you will be so proud....Hang in there....for your Sailor will arrive...! 

Comment by TexasBird(Robin) on July 14, 2015 at 8:32pm
Loved this post
Comment by ProudNavyMom on July 15, 2015 at 2:05pm

Beautiful..now im crying like a baby

Comment by lemonelephant on July 18, 2015 at 11:54pm
Beautiful.
I left info for you on your My Page.
Comment by momto navymat on July 27, 2015 at 11:27am

this was beautiful and I shed tears. My son wants to join the Navy after high school (next year) and although I am very proud of him, I would lie if I didn't say I was devastated, nervous and every other emotion I wish I didn't have.

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