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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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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. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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This is my first time on this site after joining and am having a hard time missing my son today.  I have been crying off and on all day.  He has been gone a month and I have only received his box and a form letter with no personal message.  Is there anyone out there that I connect with in this division so that I can feel closer to my son?  I would also like to know if anyone has any update on this ship and division.  On the RTC facebook site others are saying they are receiving letters now and some have been getting phone calls this week.  I have a sick feeling that something is wrong and that is why I have not heard anything.  It is that mother feeling I have had all day.  They say no news is good news, but this is drinving me nuts.  I thought it was suppose to easier as time goes by.

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here is the link to your PIR group. Here you'll get lots of info and support.

Right now the only thing you can do is write to your son and give him some encouragement.  This is not an easy task for him and he will need your support.  As parents we prepare our children to one day go out into the world as adults, however we never prepare for the separation.  My son left on 1/31/12, I have recieved his box and nothing else.  Still awaiting his form letter or a letter from him so I can write.  I am dying to find out how he is making out.  I don't even know his division or ship number and its been almost two weeks.  This is very cruel to the mothers.  Im sure or at least hoping your son is ok, have a little faith in him.  He will call or write first chance they allow.  Be patient most importantly be prepared for the call.  As I said before he will need your support and I am sure he misses you just as much as you miss him.


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