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


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Welcome to the Division Discussion for divisions 097 and 098.

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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Praise God they're alive!  :)  Thank you so much for sharing!!! :)  Sadly, I still have not gotten a letter from my daughter.  I wonder why they had 2 weeks of "P-week"??  So happy you heard from your son....and thank you again for sharing. God bless!

Sherivi,  I am betting you will get a letter on Monday or Tuesday since yesterday was the first anyone has heard from our SR's ship14/div098. I read on another site that when SR's come in they are ramdomly assigned to a ship/div (1st come type thing) and when one ship/div fills up they start another. The thought was that our SR's did not make a full div so they had to wait for the next SR's to arrive and fill up their division which means our kids had 2 weeks of p-week and the rest had 1 week. If that is the case, I am just glad that they kept the graduation date of 2/8 and didnt push that back a week. :) 


There is a facebook group just for our ship/div if you are interested I can send you the site.

Yes please send the site

Hello everyone, Div097... have not heard anything from my son yet ;-( I keep hoping since some have been receiving letters, never knew how much I look forward to the mail man, my dogs are not the only one's excited seeing the mail main, lol!! Glad to hear some are receiving letters, one day soon.

Hoping to send another letter out today along with a book of stamps.  Still haven't booked my flight.  A bit of confusion with the other invited party but his is all booked, so I'm able to go now.  I'm planning on attending Sarge's Meet & Greet. Have a great week.

The face book link for ship 14/ divisions 097 and 098 is

There is also a Facebook link for all ships/divisions that will be graduating on 2/8/2013

Both pages have a really good group of people...

We are on both Facebook pages.  Great people with a ton of info.

Thank you for posting the links.

Any new letters today.  Would love to hear any info about Ship 14 Div 97 & 98.  Our son Max Neumueller is part of 97, CTM headed to Pensacola for A School.

Received a letter today. 14/97 All good news. Dated Jan 4. Did not mention anything about the comments that have been flying around facebook indicating that those divisions have had difficulty & extra PT. Said he is doing great. Says the weather has been great & no snow. Still can't get over that the others are actually cold. His nickname is Wisconsin. It has also come up that he is from Oshkosh, and others have started making " B'Gosh" comments. Only one letter, but he sounds wonderful.

We got our first letter today, well not me my sons girlfriend did. The were in processing for two weeks and then mail was delayed because there was no one qualified for mail. They made my son Educational Petty Officer, if anyone can elaborate on that and port watch. Any help on what are both the duties would be great. He is ALIVE!!!!

Hi everyone. Looking for families of Wiggins & Wooten. Let me know if they belong to To answer a theme below, yes, there are FB pages specifically for our SR's graduation date. Let me know if you would like the links.


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