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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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**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.


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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 discussion group for divisions 367 & 368.

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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Awww Beth, I am so sorry.  Most of us got letters last week later in the week, so keep your fingers crossed for tomorrow-Saturday!  And I think we are all hoping for them to get to make calls, hopefully this week will be the one! Keep your chin up, it will be PIR day before you know it!

Beth I can feel ya...

ugh still no letter today...o well there is still tomorrow

Hooray!!!! Finally we got our first letter today! He actually had two letters in there, guess he was saving them up! He said he hasn't been homesick yet and he is doing fine. He said he didn't think it was as bad as he had imagined...except for IT. He said he's had that once, but didn't mention why, lol! His letter was very funny sharing all the RDC's favorite, lots of bad words lol! He said he really likes his division and as fate would have it one of the guys he was in MEPS with is not only on his division, but is his bunk mate. He said the hardest part so far is dealing with so many age differences and some of the immaturity, but he says it's getting better and they are all coming together and he's making lots of friends. He says he's good at everything except marching and folding. Lol! I could have told him that! He said he was so nervous for inspection and had spent 2 hours folding. The Petty Officer came by and threw all his stuff out of his rack because it wasn't done right. He says he's going to pay someone to do it for him. Lol!! He said they have had their swim test and he passed that and personal inspection. Sounds like today is day 2-5 for them. He said he spent a good part of Saturday in medical getting blisters taken care of. I don't think he likes his boots! Lol! I'm finally smiling ear to ear, he sounds great. Whew!

I KNOW how you were feeling.  Ok I am on such a high right now!  I can not even think straight...what is week 3 day one?  You know where the info is for what they are doing?  the link?

We got our first letter today and a surprise phone call.  At first we thought that something was wrong.  His 19th birthday was the next day so we got to wish him an early birthday.  The phone call was a 'reward' for the division being good while sitting around waiting for whatever was coming next.

My SR said they have all agreed not to eat desserts.  I can imagine they are all doing so well.  She sounds so positive in her letter.  I am soooo happy.




                Kitten says Hello                        Good morning!

how cute!

My SR son called yesterday.  He said that Hell week was not as bad as he had feared.  Things are getting easier for them.  I contacted calling cards for recruits again to get more access codes for him.  He has been able to call us 4 times so far.  Oh how wonderful to hear his voice!

How is everyone holding up...16 days left all!  Hold on, and hang in there.  Be strong for our SR.  Getting excited...well past excited!


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