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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.
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I'm a mom of 3 grown daughters, have 2 grandsons, and love to quilt. From 2010-2012 we went through a really difficult time as a family so I am now divorced. Now I live with a wonderful man who loves to fish and has taught me to love it too. It's my youngest who is joining the Navy and while I worry, I know this could be the best thing for her to move not only forward, but on to a better life for herself.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
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"No news is good news" could be a mantra! The Navy takes very good care of our children, although it is not quite what they are accustomed to from home. And NAVY MOMS are the best! I now have a wonderful extended family of Navy Moms (and Dads, Wives, Girlfriends .....) who would help me if I asked, and whom I would do just about anything within my power for them, too.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Just wanted to let you know my phone number is 269-251-0537 and Colleen gave hers in the discussion in case you need directions to her place. The address is 5363 Jack Morris, West Branch MI. I hope you still plan to come as I didn't get a message with your phone numbers. Let us know when you can be there Saturday and we'll plan the meal according to your time frame.
Thank you so much for all those kind words of encouragement and guidance.
Good lord knows how I needed to hear this. I feel so welcomed already, I had no idea the support here. I am so new at this and need to learn the lingo and Navy family life.Im super excited. Thank you once again I really appreciate it.
My son, Ezra, ended up back home, too, after being in college and then on his own for a year. We had to give him some hard ultimatims. (We had thought the military would be a good choice for him since he was in Air Force JROTC in high school, but we never pushed it.) We knew that working a minimum wage job was not what he wanted to do after 3 years of college! That's where he ended up. Anyway, Ez made the choice to go into the Navy, and that is why it will work for him! Your daughter will do well, too. There are so many distractions for kids today, and the military teaches them the discipline of sticking with one thing and making it work. A great life lesson. Y'all don't have too very far to drive to PIR, do you? That's great.
I just made the decision yesterday to bite the bullet and go to PIR. It's a big trip from SC! But I'm glad to be able to.
I'd love to see some pics of your quilts. I went to a folk school for a week and made one... it's just a wall piece, about 24x18". Would love to make more, but right now that's not my priority.
Looking forward to talking to you more, and meeting too, in a very short time!
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