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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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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My SR is Div 124, no call yet either....he arrived 1/28.  No news is good news, I am so thankful I found this site!! It is keeping me busy, educating me greatly and an overall fabulous support system!

I agree.  It is a great site!  Thanks to all the moderators  :-)

No phone call yet from my SR who's in DIV 123.any one hear from their SR who's in DIV 123

Why is my SR address diff. He gave his girlfriend when he talked to her. I been going off the letter I received a couple of days when he got to BC can someone please help. Here is the address he gave his girlfriend:
USA Marvin Sheild, div 13. 3600 Ohio st. Great lakes, I'll 60088-7103
I been writing to : 3420 sailor drive great lakes, I'll so he can get his mail please

Got my phone call from my SR happy 

Got my form letter and call it. Was awesome to hear from him

My son's girlfriend got a 40 minute call today.  He said others in his Div were getting calls.  Our SR spent the whole time talking to gf and didn't call us, but we got a good second hand report.  I'll take it!  :-)

Got a 30 minute around noon yesterday.. Most guys in div 123 has a cold but doing fine! Food is amazingly great. Eating well! Autopilot kick in for him already:)) Passsed swimming but He has room for improvement in his baseline PFA.
. No Cart PI/DMI inspection yet. Cart is phase 1 boot camp and PI stands for personnel inspection while DMI stands for dynamic material inspection. First DEPPER advancement exam is not until this coming week. Division 123 aspiring to earn many competition flags, most importantly the Captain'Cup! It Will not be easy but it's a great motivation and an admirable goal! HOOYAH!!!

k-love, you got a lot more info than we did.  We didn't talk to SR directly.  He called his girlfriend.  He also had a cold.  Evidently, they are having our son help with workouts (he is in very good shape).  I guess that is idea.  He has become good friends with his bunkmate, but his girlfriend didn't get the friend's name.

..with the help of this site, I had my questions jotted down & asked away when I had a chance, lol!  I have been waiting for that call for since he left end of Jan...been sick and hospitalized missing him.  A call from him was a medicine I need, true euphoria and I would love to have more of it!  I hope you get same call soon too:=)

Sorry you are sick.  I'm praying for your healing.  I'm so glad you got to talk to your son.

thank U for your concern and prayers..forgot to tell you that it's a good thing for your SR to help with workouts and that he's in great shape.  One less thing for him to worry about to earn the FFD release (fit for duty)!  Division 123 needs someone like him to lead and help others pass PFA.  My SR needs him too.  So I thank him/U in advance ((hugs)).  Would it be funny if they're bunkmates?  


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