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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.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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.


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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 123 and 124

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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Oh hooray! My SR is DIV 124 - has anyone gotten a call from any in this div? Mine arrived from Texas 1/29. I pray that he is hanging in there. I look forward to sharing and getting to know others.
Ellen0502 you are awesome for all that you do to connect people through N4M. Thank you!

Hello!  My SR is Div 123.  :-)  No call yet.  His beloved Grandpa (my husband's dad) passed away this AM.  We were trying to figure out how to tell him and it appears that most seasoned Navy moms are suggesting to go the route of the Red Cross.  It seems so sad that we can't tell him ourselves, but we don't want to do the wrong thing and make it worse.  I just hope it doesn't distract him too much.

If you feel you need to let him know while he is in BC, the Red Cross is the one to help you on this. They will contact the right person, and also make arrangements to let your SR know.

We were thinking of waiting until he graduates, but with facebook and texting these days, we are afraid one of his friends will find out and mention it in passing in a letter or something and that would be worse.  There ARE no secrets these days, even when we feel we are so cut off from communication...

My husband is going to call Red Cross and go from there.

The Red Cross routine worked great.  We got a call this AM and got to talk to SR.  He was crying about his grandfather dying, but there was a chaplain with him and he was away from all the other SRs, so it worked out perfectly.  He told us not to worry about him.  He is fine and is still glad he joined.  That was a relief amid all the other emotional stuff going on.  :-)

Glad to hear all went well.

Good morning..=)

i have not got a call yet my son is in this group too
wondering if our boys lost phone due to a behavior? or if they are juat really focused

Calls are not a given, and it doesn't take something to happen to not receive a call. Some division just "get" more calls than others.

For the past several months recruits have been granted more calls than they have in the past. Be prepared, the standard phone calls are, "I am here", "I am still alive", and the "I am a SAILOR". Above those are very lucky. :)

Hang in there, at least one phone call should be coming soon.

thank you :)


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