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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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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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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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My fiance that I have been with for the past 3 1/2 years has just left for boot camp this Monday 5-7-12 and I feel like I am dying without him here. I have went from spending every waking minute with him to no contact at all and it sucks. I'm trying to stay positive but I still find myself thinking about him and I can't help but notice the swelling of tears in my eyes. Its only been 3 days!!! I feel like time is moving so slow! As far as I know we haven't received his box of things or that form. I have been writing him letters everyday so I can be ready when I get him address. I just miss him a lot. I hope that time goes by without my noticing and I blink and I'm already in Chicago at his graduation. 

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Comment by Anna Aviation Mom on May 10, 2012 at 3:13pm
Caram try to keep ur self busy... He's probably still processing and after that he will be extremely busy. You should get letters and a call week 3-4... Clean and get a hobby it helped me get thew it and so will you. :)
Comment by lemonelephant on May 10, 2012 at 7:32pm

Joining the Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors group is a good idea.  You may also want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Mom's, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here.  Another thing, you may want to edit the title of this Blog to something short (fiance' left 5/7/2012, for example).  Anytime you post a Discusion or Blog, be sure to give it a title; otherwise the program will use the first 200 characters as the title, which gets kind of crazy.

Comment by CaraM on May 10, 2012 at 8:25pm

Thank you for the advice everyone! Caroline I am from Garland, TX.

Comment by lemonelephant on May 10, 2012 at 8:25pm


Comment by CaraM on May 10, 2012 at 9:01pm

Also sweetcaroline have you received the box yet?

Comment by CaraM on May 11, 2012 at 12:16pm
His recruiter just gave me his address so now I can send him all the letters I have been writing! He is Ship 2 Div 934
Comment by lemonelephant on May 12, 2012 at 12:48am

Double-check the address you were given against those at Recruiters sometimes give a generic address for the RTC, so check the address against those on the RTC website and use that address in the format on that website to keep letters from being delayed. 

Since your Recruit is in a performing division, you may also want to join the Group, 900's division sailors.  There will be information on there that relates to your situation.  Here is a site I found that explains about 900 Divisions:  The Requirements for the Navy RTC 900 Division

Your SR will have PIR in July.  The group for that TG will probably be formed early next week.  Watch for it to be posted on or in Boot Camp Mom's.

(Group names within this comment are clickable links.)

Comment by Evansmom on May 12, 2012 at 7:48am

My son left May8th for bootcamp and I feel the same way. Worry, worry, and worry so more. It sure seems like its been longer than 4 days. Praying for time to fly by for his sake and mine. :)

Comment by sday on May 15, 2012 at 6:10pm

CaraM I am in the same position, my boyfriend left sunday and it's been two days and feels like forever! It still hasn't hit me that this is real and happening. I've spent nearly every moment with him for the past 10 months and now,nothing :( its hard because he's my best friend and I just wish I could know where he is and what he's doing and how he's feeling all the time. It'll get easier I suppose, I just hope whatever he is doing he is happy.

Comment by CaraM on May 16, 2012 at 12:41pm

Sierraday trust me it gets better. I received his box and yes I cried and it felt so weird looking at the clothes I had just seen him not but 4 days before that. He had wrote me a note while he was at the airport and he put it in his back pack. In his note he told me that he would have me in his heart and that I shouldn't be so sad. My SR is also my best friend and I have been with him for 3 and half years now. I miss him terribly but I know that he is doing this for all the right reasons and he makes me so proud. It will get better I promise. Days go by slow but weeks go by fast. Im already working on my second week!!:) And I thought I wouldn't make it through a couple a days. Im here if you would like to talk:)


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