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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

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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. 

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

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


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Greetings and welcome aboard to all of us SHIP 12, USS TRITON, DIV 097'ers...

Go Navy! God Bless us all!

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grandma called and had received hers... ran to the mailbox and had TWO! one for us and one for sister! we've been enclosing S.A.S.E. in each letter... some addressed to parents, sister, brother and friends...

hope you get one soon! it's a super good feeling! ((hugs))

Okay Lady is this were you want me to be  ; )

 I logged myself out of the other one!

So glad you got a letter today!! ...hopefully one get to Kansas soon!!

yes dear! ; )  but now i cant figure out how to delete the old one! hah! hope you get ur letter soon, if not let me know ur address and i'll write  : )  ((hugs)) mz

How is he doing?  I'm so glad for you.  What did he say in general?  No letter for me  :-(

of course the yelling was expected, just not to that degree... aprox 6hrs of sleep, they get to write on Sun. only... learning to write in all CAPS, the division hasn't learned to work together quite yet, more to do in a day than time to do it...

love ur pupy pic! ((hugs)) mz

Sooo happy for you....tears of joy wishing I would get one too :-)

I received two letters this week.  She said that the will get some writing time on Sundays and mail call for them is Tues/Thurs.  So lets keep those letters going.  

News from 12/097: out of 14 DIVISIONS, they got "sponsored" which means they carry a special flag and will get t-shirts... congrats to our 097! ... keep praying that they learn to work together quickly to get done all that needs to be done! amen sistas (and anyone else reading)

ps. include a S.A.S.E. with each letter for your SR to get those letters coming home : )

YAY...This is great news.  My daughter is in this division and ship.  Great News.

Hello everyone, 

I am new Navy mom and oh so very proud, my son left for BC on 1/25/2012, and still no form letter, but received a 2 page hand written letter from him today..yipppeee!  We have had no word other than the cardboard hamper that came in the mail just days after he left.  I am so relieved as he sounds wonderful, loves the food, classes etc.  "Killed" the swim test (his words), all so very positive.  Not a word about missing us or his life left behind!  Have to tell you my son hardly speaks let alone writes and his letter was very discriptive, my husband and I had to read it over and over again, he already sounds different ( in a very positive way)  Can't wait to hear about your letters that are coming.   Hugs and Prayers to all.

yaaaaay! so excited for you! i'm wondering if you rec'd his ship/div and PIR date from recruit? all that info was on our form letter...if you just got it now from his letter, you are a very patient, full of peace woman! : ) thanks for you post and welcome aboard!

Our son also got to GL on Jan. 25th, we have not gotten a hand written letter yet. thanks for sharing!


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