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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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

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

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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. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

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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Rena aka Vincent' s mom
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 8:07pm on August 1, 2017, TessaNator⚓️ said…

My son is Vincent too!

At 10:19pm on October 9, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…
You are welcome! Have you heard from your son?
At 5:35pm on September 23, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

You don't need to send him any money!  He's getting paid now and he has meals in the galley so that is covered too.  If he chooses to eat off base he pays for that, but like I said he will have enough to cover that now LOL.  There is a subway and a McDonalds right there on base so if nothing else you can send him Subway gift cards.  I would always include one in a card or package that I sent to my son.  Hopefully you will hear from him soon and he can let you know how things are going and if he has started power school yet.  They do spend all day in school and then are often assigned mandatory study hours every's a long day!  The nuke program is tough but I'm sure your son will be fine!  Remind him to stay focused & study hard but also to take some time for himself to unwind on the weekends.  They need to find a good balance between work & play....

At 12:08pm on September 15, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi Rena - I see you are leaving comments for me, but you are leaving them on your page, not mine so I am not seeing them.  You need to click on my profile picture (the flower) and that will take you to my page.  Then you go down to the bottom of my page and type your comment to me and then make sure to hit "add comment".  That way it will show up on my page (or who ever's page your are trying to reach!).

It's very possible your son could be in power school right now.  It just depends on how much time he had to wait before he started A school and then how long he might have been on T-Track (hold) between A & Power School.  For example my son had PIR on 12/21/12.  He finished A school on 4/19/13.  He finished Power School on 12/18/13.  He got to NY on 1/13/14 but didn't start Prototype until 4/14/14.....he's halfway through proto but no grad date yet due to delays, etc.  First we heard Sept grad, then Oct & now maybe December!  Nothing for sure yet.  Overall the nuke program will take about 2 years (seems to be a little bit longer right now though!).  Hopefully you can get some info from your son as to where he is in the "pipeline".  (That's what the nuke school process is referred to!)  Good Luck - & let me know if you have more questions!

At 11:22am on September 13, 2014, Rena aka Vincent' s mom said…
Would he be in power school now?
At 11:17am on September 13, 2014, Rena aka Vincent' s mom said…
B'sNukeMom:Thank you, so he graduated boot camp end of January.
At 10:29am on September 11, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Hi Rena - A school is 14 weeks for MM, 24 weeks for EM & 24 weeks for ET.

At 9:14pm on September 9, 2014, Rena aka Vincent' s mom said…
Thank you for the welcome and comments for directing me to the right groups! This seems like a great place of friendship and information. Thankful
At 2:54pm on September 9, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

And here's the link to the Nuke Mom's group!

At 2:53pm on September 9, 2014, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Here's the link to "Your Sailors schedule upon arrival to GC".


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