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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.
Bill, thanks for getting back to me. I'm glad you have a copy of the DVD. I think our boys are about together in where they are. I mentioned Michael is awaiting A school, but I meant ATT. Maybe he has heard by now like your son did. He graduated SCC just about the same time as your son, too! We'll wait and see I guess. Have a great day and I'll see you on "Ask the SDC." Vee
Hi Bill, I have been watching your comments in Ask the SDC and I think my grandson, Michael, and your son, Brett, are about at the same level right now. Michael's PIR was 01-09-09, also. He is on the USS Porter and awaiting A school, so I will be interested in Will's answer to your question. I'm not sure what you are looking for as far as video, but I have a video of our boys' PIR and would be glad to make you a copy. Michael was in Divn 058. Feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if I can help you. Vee
I sure know about hurry up and wait...mine has been out of school 10 months and has not been to sea as yet, he calls himself a glorified janitor. Although he keeps his mind busy, old movies, video games, and lots of books (usually 2 or 3 at one time); he would rather be doing what he was trained to do. Continue to encourage and in the Navy's time all things will come to pass.