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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

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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).  


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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 305 and 306

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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Thank you ellen0502! Hello fellow ship 11 div 305/306 moms. I look forward to getting to know all of you through this overwhelming yet exciting new venture in our families lives. Have a good day!!! 

our son is in 306

Helen P, thats great. I wonder who all our son is getting close to?  Im sure they are all depending on each other. :) Now if we can just get an actual letter in the mail from him!! Waiting very impatiently for sure. Is this your first Navy experience? 

Mandy_0329, yes we also talked to him on Saturday.  My husband said he just sounded tired however, I think a moms heart can sense other things. For the most part, he sounded great, it was the first of the phone call, I think when he heard our voices and us his, that made that heart sinking moment take over.  We still haven't received a letter though :(  I am really hoping tomorrow or Friday for sure.  This is very very hard.  I think about him constantly.  And I agree completely that keeping busy is the best.  Just think, only 6 more Friday's til we see our kiddos! 

Hello! My daughter is in Div 306.  Also waiting for her first letter.  

Hello, My Son is in 305 and if I understand right 306 and 305 are together training  lot of the time. I have commented several times on here to others but there are always so many conversations going on I get a little confused as to who and what I have commented on when I get on later. I work full time so I only have a limited time to access the site and groups so I kinda feel lost when I log on to read. I saw DIV 306 in your post and thought ..".ah ha, they have someone close to my Jacob". It excited me to see anyone who would have a loved one close to my son. He is going into Aviation Ordnance after RTC so that will take him to Pensacola for 9 weeks. What is your Daughter going to do after RTC?    

Received a letter today, he said it started out as torture and now he is doing great. Makes me so happy to hear this :)


Hobie that's awesome news!!! We too got our first letter today with 2 letters. Definitely a big difference from the 1st (it's awful) to the 2nd (I love my friends and division). :))) oh I miss him so much!!!! He said he has been praying so that made my weekend. ; ) such a proud moment.

J'sstepmon, so glad you received letters and 2 at that, awesome!!! My son said he was able to talk to a guy who is in his rating and gave him some awesome advise, that really brightened his day.  He told him that his job is the best in the Navy, which got him really excited.  This letter really put my mind at ease. Have a great day

Hobie, How wonderful of your sweet boy to help someone else?  That must really boast your heart with pride.  :)  Who would have thought that going back to letter writing would be such a big part of our lives? The ease feeling is a definite in these situations.  You have a wonderful day and weekend yourself.  May God bless all of our babies! ♥

Good morning everyone. I'm sure I can speak for everyone in saying starting off this Sunday morning after receiving calls yesterday from our loved ones feels great!!!!!!  : D   Only 5 more Friday's!!!!!! Whoohoo 

Hi everyone. I just found out about this and joined! Exciting to think next Friday at this time I will be with my sailor (Div 306/Ship 11). Cant wait!


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