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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 mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow 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. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit - America's Navy and 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."


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

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If your child is having a hard time with the pfa's or anything of that nature i would love to chat. My son is also in RCU so if anyone would like to talk about that we can

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What comes after rcu

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Comment by Tracey on September 26, 2019 at 4:06am

He did it!!!!! He will graduate next Friday with his original division!!!❤️

Comment by Tracey on September 24, 2019 at 1:26pm

Thank you!!!!❤️

Comment by niakianavymom on September 24, 2019 at 1:23pm

We are here for you Tracey. You can't help but to worry but please pray and don't worry because God got him and you. 

Comment by Tracey on September 24, 2019 at 1:19pm

Thank you for the info! Sounds like he’s in limbo at this point until he passes that PFA. Thank you for setting my mind at ease a little bit, I needed it! Thank you!!!!!

Comment by Navmom on September 24, 2019 at 1:03pm

Well my son got it wrong the first time also, and I could not find it until he called again..I am hoping he will call soon. You may want to contact one of the administrators and see which divisions are in ship 4 and maybe try that way, but nothing is certain at this point until he calls back, or writes to you, which they do every Sunday.

I hope this helps some:(.

Comment by niakianavymom on September 24, 2019 at 1:02pm

Hi Tracey, 

I do know that if they don't pass initially they are placed in Ship 4 Div 747 and still get the opportunity to take the test again on tomorrow. Either way it will work out and he will pass. Anthony gave me his new ship # after he passed the run. Ship 4 is for the Sick and those who did not pass the run. Soon as you get  his call, please update us. The scripted call gives him the Div 747 Ship 4 because he is immediately placed out of his original Division. It will be fine and prayers and I hope this helps. Div 747, Ship 4  will never be a graduating division, its the holding division basically.   

Comment by Tracey on September 24, 2019 at 12:56pm

It was a voicemail because I missed the call, but he did say Ship 4 Division 747. I don’t know if that helps you with anything or not, but I’m guessing the best thing to do is wait for him to call again, unfortunately :( I can’t find any info with the information he gave me. 

Comment by Navmom on September 24, 2019 at 12:52pm

Hi Tracey,

It's possible that the other mom may have gotten the division number wrong. What did your son say? Was he going to a new division?

The navy quit putting them into FIT a few years ago, and started placing them with another division with a later graduation date,  or they would sent them to ship 5 to start the separation process. So he is better off being placed with another division than the alternative. The advantage here is that has more time to prepare.

I am very sorry about all this, but I promise you in the end it all works out!.

Comment by Tracey on September 24, 2019 at 12:35pm

Thank you Navmom, I don’t see anything for division 747, I was told by another mom he was put into FIT so I’m not sure if that means he still has a chance to graduate next Friday as long as he passes before that or not? This is so confusing, and yes, it was the hardest call ever, but I’m sending him all the positivity in the world right now. Thank you for your prayers, I truly appreciate it. 

Comment by niakianavymom on September 24, 2019 at 12:35pm


I missed the part where he was moved into another division. If he was moved to another division, I don't think he will graduate Friday. I apologize for that info. He got this and yes it sucks but he will get extra training and Anthony passed on his initial graduation. Pray and wait for your next phone call for him to state he passed his run. I know this sucks but you have us. Prayers to your SR and you. It will be fine. I worry everyday about mines as I know he is fine just like yours will be. No news is good news and this site was a God send when Anthony got placed back. Thank all you moms and your SR"s for their service.  


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