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Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

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

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Anyone in division 285 ship 11?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Jul 9. 8 Replies

I was just wondering if there were others that were at RTC in the same division as my SR. Thanks :-) Continue

 

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Julie replied to schen's discussion 'Anyone in division 285 ship 11?'
"My son is in ship 11 division 286, so very close to yours.  We've received a few letters but not much. I can't wait til graduation!"
Jul 9
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to schen's discussion 'Anyone in division 285 ship 11?'
"Hoosiermomma293 - here's the link to join your PIR group: PIR 8/16/19"
Jul 9
Hoosiermomma293 replied to schen's discussion 'Anyone in division 285 ship 11?'
"My son is on Ship 11 Div #293 PIR 8/16/19. How can I join that group?"
Jul 9
AmyLynn replied to schen's discussion 'Anyone in division 285 ship 11?'
"My son is ship 12 Division# 295... Hello from Erie, PA"
Jul 9
Kinsmi left a comment for schen
"Hey..so I downloaded an app that’s called live collage, it’s free, I go in make a collage with multiple pics and then save it. I’m then able to attach the collage as my pic on the letters that way he gets multiple pics. "
Jul 2
okiemom left a comment for schen
"Have you received any letters today?? I didn't see if you had mentioned you getting them on the facebook chat for boys division so I wanted to check with you  "
Jun 28
schen replied to schen's discussion 'Anyone in division 285 ship 11?'
"Yay how are they doing. Have you heard much from them?"
Jun 28
Ashley H replied to schen's discussion 'Anyone in division 285 ship 11?'
"My SR is!"
Jun 28
NavyWifeNavyMom replied to schen's discussion 'Anyone in division 285 ship 11?'
"My son is in Div 284 ship 11. So they are in the same building. That's close."
Jun 28
okiemom left a comment for schen
"So exciting!  It would be so cool if they have met  :)"
Jun 25
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Anyone in division 285 ship 11?

I was just wondering if there were others that were at RTC in the same division as my SR. Thanks :-) See More
Jun 25
Staci left a comment for schen
"Oh how exciting! I cant wait to find out if our boys are together!"
Jun 24
Staci left a comment for schen
"I literally feel like a crazy person stalking the mailman haha! He probably thinks I'm waiting for a check or something! :)"
Jun 24
schen replied to P's discussion 'Divisions' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"I would like to know how to find this out too. The PIR date is 08.09.2019"
Jun 24
Staci left a comment for schen
"I haven't heard anything! I asked his recruiter and he said he will see if he can find out but still no word from him! I hope our boys are together too!"
Jun 21

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A little about me:
I am an account manager who works with non profit organizations and the processing of their donations. In addition, I am a mother of two with my oldest (Son) currently at boot camp. My youngest (daughter) is a junior in high school.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it, had concerns or fears
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At 9:42am on July 2, 2019, Kinsmi said…

Hey..so I downloaded an app that’s called live collage, it’s free, I go in make a collage with multiple pics and then save it. I’m then able to attach the collage as my pic on the letters that way he gets multiple pics. 

At 8:06pm on June 28, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 285 and 286 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. 

At 4:34pm on June 28, 2019, okiemom said…

Have you received any letters today?? I didn't see if you had mentioned you getting them on the facebook chat for boys division so I wanted to check with you  

At 4:55pm on June 25, 2019, okiemom said…

So exciting!  It would be so cool if they have met  :)

At 3:16pm on June 24, 2019, Staci said…

Oh how exciting! I cant wait to find out if our boys are together!

At 1:26pm on June 24, 2019, Staci said…

I literally feel like a crazy person stalking the mailman haha! He probably thinks I'm waiting for a check or something! :)

At 11:34pm on June 21, 2019, Staci said…

I haven't heard anything! I asked his recruiter and he said he will see if he can find out but still no word from him! I hope our boys are together too!

At 10:43pm on June 19, 2019, Staci said…

Honestly, it has been rough. The not being able to talk to him part and the unknown is so hard for a Mom for sure. I received his box today. It is literally sitting on my table unopened. I just can't yet. I don't want him to know how hard it is for me because I know it is harder for him. I need advice on how to write him letters without letting him know that! :)

At 10:12pm on June 19, 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." 

Also consider change 4.

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

At 10:11pm on June 19, 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.

 
 
 

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