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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"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

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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."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Sandra
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Any one ship 7 division 363????

Started Aug 18 0 Replies

i got the form letter from him yesterday I m so happy that he is making good but sad  because still hurts me deep I can’t wait until see him again he didn’t write a letter he just write some words…Continue

Aust1/2019

Started Aug 16 0 Replies

Any mom who’s son get into boot camp on August 1/2919Continue

 

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"Hi Sandra, How you Holding up? just checking to see if all is well."
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"Hi Sandra, I’m just ready to hear his voice ! I wonder if our sons are in the same division . "
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"I’m just ready to hear his voice! Miss him so much ! I wonder if they are in the same division "
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Any one ship 7 division 363????

i got the form letter from him yesterday I m so happy that he is making good but sad  because still hurts me deep I can’t wait until see him again he didn’t write a letter he just write some words but for me few word I a lot for me he said love ma and miss you ;( See More
Aug 18
Phoenixmom left a comment for Sandra
"Hi Sandra, Thanks for friending me. So glad that you found this site. It will give you insight in so many ways. Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you."
Aug 16
Sandra replied to RoseRed Ship 12 Div 306's discussion 'Looking for other NJ moms....NY is good too!!!'
"Hello I’m Nj mom too but my son just get ship out on 8/1 doesn’t any one know how long I have to way to get new from him "
Aug 16
Sandra replied to Claire's discussion 'how many weeks at Boot Camp'
"Thank yo so much my son arrive there on August 1 so I will be receiving the letter around this week o next week is already 16 days past still not receive nothing I’m worry abou it "
Aug 16
Sandra replied to Claire's discussion 'how many weeks at Boot Camp'
"Hi can you tell me how long have to wait for the former letter please can sone one let me know "
Aug 16
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Any mom who’s son get into boot camp on August 1/2919See More
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Sandra replied to InTheNavyMom's discussion 'My son left yesterday, Aug 13 - I'm surprised at my emotions.'
"My son left 8/1 I just get the phone call and I just hear his last word I love you and I miss you ;( is been two week since he left and still crying and praying for him I k le he will end this but for me is hurt it hurt me deep my first boy never…"
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At 5:38pm on August 23, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Sandra, How you Holding up? just checking to see if all is well.

At 10:04pm on August 18, 2019, Celeste said…

Hi Sandra, I’m just ready to hear his voice ! I wonder if our sons are in the same division . 

At 9:49pm on August 18, 2019, Celeste said…

I’m just ready to hear his voice! Miss him so much ! I wonder if they are in the same division 

At 9:23pm on August 18, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 363 and 364 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call.

There is info on Ship 07 and more in Ship/Division--How it Works.

At 4:46pm on August 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Be sure to make at least change 3.

At 4:45pm on August 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is 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 your recruit's arrival at RTC. Let me know when you know your recruit's ship and division. I will have more info for you.

At 4:44pm on August 16, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

If you would like information on your recruit’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 2:33pm on August 16, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Sandra, Thanks for friending me. So glad that you found this site. It will give you insight in so many ways. Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.

At 11:58pm on August 15, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

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

At 1:41pm on August 15, 2019, 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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