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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows 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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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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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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 347 and 348

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions, and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important

Every single concern is genuine

Every single member is important to us

We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Hey there guysmom, I got a letter also. My son sounds exactly like yours, lol. He said he wants to be in A school already. He said they are supposed to call the 19th so keep your phones close just in case.

Cancelled plans to sit by the phone. I can't wait. He does sound like he has met some guys that he talks with and they try to encourage each other. 

guysmom check out website Navy it tells you what ever they do day by day and it explains a lot of terms. I found it very useful.

Thank you I did check it out.

and it was helpful.

guys mom my son also misses Pa and is upset about missing hunting and archery etc  that's all he talks about .

Benson's mom, I hope my SR is sharing the hunting articles I send him from the PA Game News. They should do well with rifle shooting. 

guysmom  I hope so all he talks about is missing hunting with his dad on HAWK mountain. I hope they do really good with the gun course so far he's doing good with everything else. Except his health he had to get 2 bottom wisdom teeth out allergic to med throwing up broke stitches 2 days in sick bay. Then he got strep throat and when I talked to him yesterday he has a bad cold. I felt so bad.

  • I hope he is feeling better. I am sure they are run down from little sleep etc.
Hi Guysmom- did you find out about Marlinspike? It is where they learn basic seamanship, knots etc. I'm sure there is a ton of other info but that's all I know about it

Well I just watched today's video of graduation and now I am wondering the best place to sit. I didn't realize how many recruits there were going to be and I want to make sure I sit as close to his division as possible. Any ideas on seating?

I have read from other moms that if you sit right in front the view was not good because they line up in rows & you might not see your recruit very well. I hope some veteran moms can help us with that answer ;-)


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