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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 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.

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."

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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.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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anyone else with an SR there?

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my son is in Ship 11, but Div maybe neighbors?!?!

so if we have the same ship numbers, that means our children are together?  What exactly does DIV mean?

Ship is the building they are in just where they are living.(See the post Ship/Div how it works for more info. It is in the pages section undrneath the members pictures. Click view all if it is not right on the front only shows ten at a time). Div is division this is more important. They train with their brother div.Your brother div is 351.

Just got my letter.  My daughter is Ship 11 DIV 352


Hi everyone,finally got my form letter today with all the info.So happy to be able to join a ship/div group :)

yeah, good to hear from others with the same division!! feel free to add me as a friend if you would like!!
thanks so much for all the info and support fireteamleaderwife!!!
my husband is on this ship and div. =) i guess ill be seeing some of you at the graduation ceremony!!

RECEIVED A PHONE CALL TODAY!!! unfortunately my boy is not adjusting well. he said they just finished p-days.

i am hoping and praying it gets better for him! if any of you that have men in this division could enlist them to help him I would greatly appreciate it! He is only 18 and has never really been away from home for long! his name is SR Benoit!! thanks


yay! Hope i get a phone call! i havent yet.
I was lucky to receive two calls this week from my SR.  She needed more information for her security clearance.  It was so good to hear her voice.  I can't wait until Oct 21st to see her....  We are so proud of her.  When I talked with her on Tuesday she said that was 1-1 for training.
I was hoping for a letter today,I know some moms have gotton them,but no :(.Nice to know what week/day they are on...they are basically just starting with their training then.


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