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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"

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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.

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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Hey everyone- my daughter left for boot camp October 2nd. I missed a call from her last Friday telling me that her graduation is December 13th. I feel like the worst mom in the world for missing her call. Really didn’t expect her to call so soon but it is/was great hearing the sound of her voice. Glad I have a voice mail to listen to anyway. Anyone else’s daughter graduating December 13th?

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No, not yet. 

Me neither
Gigi, I don’t know her division. I haven’t received the form letter or anything. Her voice mail was hard to understand but it sounded like “ours got set back a week.” So I’m not sure what’s going on.


Me too I haven’t heard anything from her.  


I received a letter from my daughter today and forms. Looks like graduation is Nov. 27

i hope all of you got some news as well. 

My nephew graduates Nov. 27th as well!

Congratulations, Gigi! So glad you got your letter and heard from your daughter. I haven’t yet but, fingers crossed, I’ll get mine soon.


did anyone received a call??? My daughter call me yesterday and her PIR is schedule for 11/27 so far she said everything is okay. 

also has anyone used Sandboxx??? She said some of her classmates have used it and their letters arrived faster than regular mail. 

Gigi, I use Sandboxx and love it! If you send it before 5pm EST, they receive it the next day, excluding weekends. It costs more than USPS but it definitely gets there quicker.

I got my form letter today!!!!! Woooooo hooooo! So thankful to have received something!

That's awesome Donita!  Now you have her official PIR date and can join                      the group ;-D

Thanks! Yes I will!


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