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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"

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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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I received the Form Letter and my son is on SHIP 13 DIV 320. I'm looking for the PIR Group for August 30, 2019.  I can't seem to find it here...Anybody else have SR's scheduled for PIR 8/30?  Thanks!

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AK907Tammy - one of the administrators sets up the PIR groups after they are posted on the RTC site, I believe. Depending on her time and ability to be on this site and the information she needs, she may or may not be able to set up the next PIR group yet. Just be patient.

I will have the new PIR groups up this week sometime.

Thank you, Ellen0502! :)

   My son is also SHIP 13 with a PIR of August 30

Congrats! :)

My son is also Ship 13 Div 320! :) 


My nephew is also Ship 13 Division 320. My sister received a letter from him today, but has not yet received the Form Letter. Anyone else experience something similar? We're wondering if they were both mailed close to the same time and his letter just arrived first. It was great to hear an update from him and start mailing letters back.

I haven't gotten the form letter yet, but my son thought his PIR would be on August 30 before he left for BC.  When did your son start Boot Camp?  That may give me an idea on when I should expect the form letter. 


  • Hi Kathy, My son arrived 6/27 and I received the Form Letter on Saturday, 7/16. The Form Letter comes after they pass the initial PFA. It can take 9-14 days before you receive it. Hope you receive it soon!

Got the letter today!! September 6 graduation!

Thanks.  My son arrived on July 4 so I should here soon!


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