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Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

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Dec 2, 2018 first day of bootcamp

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 7, 2018. 6 Replies

Any moms out there with kids traveling to bootcamp today or tomorrow? We dropped our son off today to travel out tomorrow. Missing him already, but so proud of his choice and courage!

 

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Dec 2, 2018 first day of bootcamp

Any moms out there with kids traveling to bootcamp today or tomorrow? We dropped our son off today to travel out tomorrow. Missing him already, but so proud of his choice and courage!
Dec 2, 2018
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for E3 Navy Mom
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your…"
Dec 2, 2018

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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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At 2:26am on December 9, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Since you have a recruit at RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to “Enlisted” or “At Boot Camp now.” Either is appropriate, but if you make the change to “Enlisted” now, then you will not have to change it again. 

You can make that change when you make the changes below.

At 9:53pm on December 2, 2018, lemonelephant said…

JaniceE...e, I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your full name. You also need to change the URL (address) to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)   

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.   

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 9:53pm on December 2, 2018, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in December. You will meet others with loved ones leaving 12/03/2018  or this week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together.

It's getting a bit late, but be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC Know that your recruit will most likely only be able to invite three guests to PIR since the last two January TG's and the first two February TG's are large TG's, so be prepared for that possibility.

I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there.

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what will soon be happening and what to expect.

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at the RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.

At 9:51pm on December 2, 2018, lemonelephant said…

If you would like information on your future Sailor's rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 1:33pm on December 2, 2018, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

We ask that our members not use a last name or email address in their Username - even if it differs from their Sailor's - so please head to “Settings” on the main page right away to set your new Username (be creative!) and add a profile image (no last names visible) to complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.  

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you.  We look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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