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**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED

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900's division sailors

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900's division sailors

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900 Division Duties

Here is a description of the 900's Division duties written by a former Sailor:


900 divisions are performing divisions. There are 3 types of 900 divisions which will be explained in depth a little further down; staff, state flags, and triple threat. 900's PT less and have much less slack for people who can't pass their PFA or their swim qual, not because we're assholes, but because our "free time" is spent at the drill hall.

Staff divisions, which are all male, run graduation. Their division provides the reviewing commander, master-at-arms, and adjutant for the graduation ceremony. Basically those are the guys that stand right in front of where the CO is sitting and issue commands to the divisions, etc. Their division also has an honor guard that gets inspected by the reviewing officer and/or commanding officer (not 100% sure on who performs the inspection lol). Other than that, they have door openers, bell strikers, bodysnatchers, etc. They go off of very specific cues that help graduation run smoothly.

Next is state flags, which is an integrated division. Obviously they carry state flags, along with U.S. territory flags, and they're kind of like one giant color guard. Their division also provides the actual 5-man color guard (2 rifles, U.S. flag, Navy flag, POW flag) and the drum line.

Last, but not least, is triple threat, which is also an integrated division. They have a band, a choir, an armed exhibition drill team, and non-performers if you don't make the cut or get cut from one of those three. Not sure if all MUs have to be in a triple threat, but I know if you are an MU in a triple threat division you will be performing a solo while the band is playing. The Navy band plays at the beginning of graduation and provides the music you hear in the drill tape during the ceremony, but the triple threat band plays a few songs by themselves and with the choir. I wasn't in band, but I heard the music was prettyyy easy. As for the choir, most of our non-performers came from not making the cut for choir. If you've never done armed exhibition and only have experience in band color guard or armed regulation, you can still do triple threat drill team. For the band people, the rifles are a lot heavier, but you'll get used to it pretty quickly. For armed reg. people, most drill teams do simple, clean moves and save the cool fancy spinning for the RPCO or ARCPO, so as put in the work you're fine.


If you're interested in being in one of these divisions, be aware that only one 900 division is formed per week, but not all week. For example, I arrived on a Tuesday which happened to be the first day they were screening for triple threat. We got a majority of our division strength on Wednesday, with a few stragglers on Thursday. We're housed in ship 02, the USS Reuben James, which is the closest ship to pretty much everything. Only 900 divisions live in ship 02, and when you first get there you'll be sharing a compartment with a senior division that's about to graduate.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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Comment by Wendy on September 10, 2021 at 1:43pm
Belly's mom, thank you. I did hear or see that somewhere. That's so exciting! Congratulations to you for your daughter's success thus far! Good luck to her!
Comment by belly's mom 25 on September 10, 2021 at 12:25pm

Hi Wendy That is awesome you finally got to hear from her. I know that is the longest wait ever. My kiddo is in 908 and is slated to graduate 10/1. In her more recent letter I found out she is playing the base drum. You  have probably already read the posts but you should check out the 2 PIR's before your daughters because there is a good chance she will be participating  and you may get to see her early.

Comment by Wendy on September 7, 2021 at 4:02pm

Hi!  Thanks for the welcome!  Just found out Sunday, after hearing from her for the first time since 8/4, my daughter is in div. 910!  

Comment by belly's mom 25 on August 19, 2021 at 2:19pm

Thank you everyone. I watched a few PIR's online just to start to get a sense of what to expect. Do you know what the role is for these recruits when they assist in the PIR's leading up to their own?  I will watch the few before hers just in case. Any chance to get eyes on her early I'm going to take it :)

Comment by Tammy⚓️Girl on August 17, 2021 at 7:32pm

belly's mom 25, congratulations on your daughter being in a 900 division.  What an honor.  I hope you get to see her in-person at her own PIR.  Woo-Hoo.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 17, 2021 at 12:56pm

belly's mom - glad to see you here!

Usually they are "voluntold" that they will be in a 900 division lol!

And yes, with the live PIR's back now you will have a very good chance of seeing your daughter in the 2 PIR's prior to hers - so be sure to watch them!

Be sure to read the info I have posted up above about the Division Duties - that will give you an idea of what she's doing.

Comment by ShawnMom on August 17, 2021 at 9:39am

And she might have volunteered, or they may have asked the group and she responded. In my daughter’s case, they asked if anyone could play an instrument. My daughter was had played piano for 12 years and raised her hand. They asked her to play the marching bells. 

Comment by ShawnMom on August 17, 2021 at 9:36am

Welcome Belly’s Mom,

My sailor was in a 900 division also. Scroll down to see my list May 12, 2020. I think the live graduations are back (hopefully someone will correct me if I’m wrong on that) and if so you might get to see your recruit on camera a couple of times before her PIR. 
Either way, you can ask any questions you have here.

Comment by belly's mom 25 on August 17, 2021 at 7:42am

Hello - I wanted to post here as I just found out our daughter is in a 900 division. We just got our first letter yesterday with a projected graduation of  10/1/ . I think she was volunteered for it as she has marching band experience? 

Comment by Tammy⚓️Girl on May 22, 2020 at 5:38pm

Catherine, sorry I'm late in responding.  

To my knowledge, recruits are selected for a Division 900.  Our son was never in the band or JROTC.  I'm wondering if our son was picked because of his "can do" attitude and also being physically fit and always hitting his performance tests.  I think being in a 900 Division is an honor.  But really all divisions are awesome in my book.

How's everything else for your recruit?

 

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