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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. 

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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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 225 and 226

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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No news is good news. Keep the faith ladies our recruits are almost through 33 days to go.  Beginning this week when I write my son I am planning to send a second piece of mail in the envelope with a * in the corner to indicate that this is an envelope for my son to give to one of his ship mates that is not getting mail.  I worry about the recruits that are not getting all the support from us at home.  As for the Mom who's son is only writing the girlfriend I know the feeling mine wrote his GF a 10 page letter and I got a couple sentence note.  Boys ugh.  Just keep writing them and being supportive maybe send some jokes and stay positive.  Happy Sunday I prayed for our division 226 in church today. 

I just got a call ship 13 division 226

We just got a call from our son also....division 225!!  He sounds really good. We got to talk for about 20 minutes.

Ok we get two calls in two lucky are we?  Today my son called his girlfriend yesterday he got to talk to his dad.  Anyone that got a call today...were they at the exchange again or just calling from the RTC? 

My son said they were at the nex

My son has called twice this week, he passed inspection and the swimming test.  He seems to be getting in the groove of the workload and is starting to talk about graduation and A school which is a good sign.  He said there are other recruits that their Moms are on the NavyforMoms site so it is working lets stick together.  I am a little worried about the visitation time we have a split family and everyone wants their time with him.  It should be interesting and I hope it all works out.  If anyone is familiar with the area please provide recommendations about the area what to do and the best roads to travel etc.

Hello everyone My son is in Div. 226 ship 13

My son is in Div 226 and today I am sending some of these questionnaires for him and some of the guys to use I hope you get one otherwise send it out you might get it back.  Also I am sending my son return address labels to save on time for letters.

Questionnaire for you to use.

I officially love Thursdays! Got another letter from my son in 226. He completed and returned a questionair I sent. He named two friends. One starting with a G from NY and one starting with a L from Florida. PM me if you think these are your boys. When asked what he needs, he said letters. When asked what the 1st thing is that he wants to do and he said "be in the SUN!!!".

Hello Everyone,

     My son is in Div 225.  Nice to meet everyone.  Just hearing info from other moms make me feel like I can get a little glimpse of my very own son.

Does anyone know of any sailors who don't have family coming to PIR I wanted to adopt a sailor or am willing to help out some way.


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