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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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Boot Camp - Ship 11 Div 381

Started this discussion. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Sep 16. 1 Reply

Good Afternoon -Any fellow mamas have a son/daughter currently in Boot Camp assigned to Ship 11 Div 381?Our son arrived in Great Lakes on August 11th. We are over halfway done now! I have been…Continue

 

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Jill replied to KitaJ's discussion 'The Day Has Come'
"Hugs to you mama! Our son left August 11th, so not too long ago. It was a time of so many emotions; proud of what he was setting off to do, sad that the past 18 years went by so fast, scared that we now have to trust that he himself and the…"
Sep 16
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Jill's discussion 'Boot Camp - Ship 11 Div 381'
"Hi Jill - I see your division is scheduled for a 10/8/2020 PIR.  The October PIR group hasn't been formed yet.  Hopefully you'll find some other moms with the same PIR.  Be sure to jump on the boot camp group with any…"
Sep 16
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Boot Camp - Ship 11 Div 381

Good Afternoon -Any fellow mamas have a son/daughter currently in Boot Camp assigned to Ship 11 Div 381?Our son arrived in Great Lakes on August 11th. We are over halfway done now! I have been praying every day that our recruits make it through to the end without any set backs.~JillSee More
Sep 16
Brenda402 left a comment for Jill
"We received personal  letters yesterday - 3 envelopes, so the letters were written different dates. He sounds like he is doing well.  It was just nice to finally receive a personal response.   In one of the envelopes, he included…"
Sep 15
Brenda402 left a comment for Jill
"Hi Jill - I think our sons left for boot camp around the same time, so just thought I would reach out bc I think we should be on the same schedule.   My SR left for Chicago on Aug 11th.  He’s in div 379."
Sep 15
Jill is attending Storymom's event
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A Blue Candle Event ♥ at Anytime, Anywhere, Any Home or Office

December 4, 2019 to December 3, 2020
When you're missing your Sailor -- Light a Blue Candle!A wonderful way to honor Sailors Anytime, Anywhere!During Boot, PIR, specialized training, deployment or when you're just thinking about your loved one on distant shores.Don't forget holidays, family events or birthdays - Just light a a blue candle, any type of blue candle (Blue for Navy) and allow its warm glow to bring you comforting joy & peaceful solace, and while separated from your Sailor.Blessings to all our Sailors all over the…See More
Sep 10
Jill replied to BunkerQB's discussion 'Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbies'
"Wow, there is a lot of good info here! Thank you!"
Sep 10
partyofseven left a comment for Jill
"Jill- Good Morning.  Have you been able to post on the main page yet? I am stopping by to say hi and to see how you are doing? Let us hear from you.  :)"
Sep 10
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"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Sep 1

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A little about me:
My husband and I have two children, 1 son and 1 daughter. Both of our children have been competitive soccer players since they were in kindergarten, so we have been a soccer family for many years. We have two dogs that also keep us very busy!
I am here to support my
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
Our Navy experience so far...
is challenging and exciting.

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At 9:45pm on September 16, 2020, VintageGal said…

Hi Jill, I just got your message. That's so awesome to meet a mom who's on the same journey! My son is Ship 11 Div 386. We got a letter from him saying that he has made some great friends so you never know it could be your son. He wrote this letter in quarantine so it could very well be boys that aren't in his division. 

I'm about to go check the mail for a letter. :) 

Let's keep in touch :)

At 9:28pm on September 16, 2020, Brenda402 said…

Hi Jill -  agree - it’s hard to believe they are already over halfway done, but at the same time seems like it’s been forever since I’ve seen his face. It’s great to find other moms who are going through the same emotions.  I am very proud of all of them, too.  They are doing something that not many people can say they accomplished.   

Its very disappointing that we can’t go to graduation.   Yes, my son just graduated from high school in may as well.   At 18 they still seem so young to be sending off.   His school pushed their ceremony to August, so he was able to walk across the stage just a week before he left for boot camp.   But you are right - it wasn’t the full experience.   Half of his class chose not to participate.   

My son is going into an IT job - his A school is in Pensacola.  But my brother-in-law was in the air force for 30 years and went in as MA.   That’s great!  Does he want to get into law enforcement?   Just wondering.... my husband is a police officer.  

Still hoping you get your personal letter soon!  

At 8:56pm on September 15, 2020, Brenda402 said…

We received personal  letters yesterday - 3 envelopes, so the letters were written different dates. He sounds like he is doing well.  It was just nice to finally receive a personal response.   In one of the envelopes, he included separate letters for his sisters - they were so happy that he wrote to them! I hope you receive a personal letter soon.   Waiting to hear from him has been the worst, but I know that’s part of the deal.   

At 10:04am on September 15, 2020, Brenda402 said…

Hi Jill - I think our sons left for boot camp around the same time, so just thought I would reach out bc I think we should be on the same schedule.   My SR left for Chicago on Aug 11th.  He’s in div 379.

At 1:10pm on September 10, 2020, partyofseven said…

Jill- Good Morning. 

Have you been able to post on the main page yet? I am stopping by to say hi and to see how you are doing? Let us hear from you.  :)

At 7:52pm on September 4, 2020, Chipmunk said…

You are welcome!!! If you ever get stuck maneuvering this site go to the top where it says My Page and it will bring you here, then you can click on BC Mom to go to the group or my picture to reach out to me. 

At 6:55pm on September 3, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Jill Welcome to BC Moms group!! Partyofseven posted a note in the comments there welcoming you - If you haven't already been to the BC Mom page be sure to click on your group here and join us. Scroll down most of the page till you find the comment section with a window similar to this and post a note. Please introduce yourself to the others there and let us know where you are at in your BC journey.

My son went through BC 3 summers ago and is now out in the fleet as a Nuke. We all volunteer our time on here, helping and encouraging you. 

At 1:36pm on September 1, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and 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, and 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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