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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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edandkim
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bootcamp graduation 4/24/15

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Apr 25, 2015. 21 Replies

I sill haven't heard from my son and he is supposed to graduate 4/24/15 from bootcamp.  Do you know the typical time to when we will be getting the " I am a sailor" call?Continue

 

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Enlisted
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:21pm on May 6, 2015, lemonelephant said…

If he hasn't called, then he didn't pass, but he may have passed today and then would have BST tomorrow night with a call on Friday.

At 3:36pm on May 1, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You still need to make at least changes 2 and 3.

At 3:36pm on May 1, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Your recruit will not be able to call until his status changes. See Battle Stations-21 (BST). Hopefully, that is to say "I'm a Sailor!" Once he passes the PFA he will complete BST with the next division and then be scheduled to leave for "A" School when the flight can be arranged, typically with the graduating Sailors. BST has been taking place Monday/Tuesday, Tuesday/Wednesday, and Thursday/Friday lately due to the smaller TG's.

At 4:11pm on April 19, 2015, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make at least changes 2 and 3 below.

At 4:10pm on April 19, 2015, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined NUKE moms; you may also want to check out Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ.

The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at https://www.cool.navy.mil/usn/enlisted/rating_info_cards/nukepower.pdf.

Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.

Your Sailor may have Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY; if so, join Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY at that time. Some stay in Charleston.

At 1:37pm on April 9, 2015, KathyProudCorpsmanmom said…

Hi edandkim,

Welcome to Navy For Moms. We have a group in the San Fran Bay area, and have several members in the Brentwood/ Antioch area.

Check out our Directory & come join us!
Here is the clickable link, when the page opens up click +JOIN:

SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

KathyProudCorpsmanmom

At 12:48pm on April 9, 2015, lemonelephant said…

I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL 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.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your recruit.

At 12:47pm on April 9, 2015, 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 the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info.

What is your recruit's rating (job/specialty) or field going to be? There are groups for most ratings 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 12:03pm on April 9, 2015, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)

-Tiffany

 
 
 

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