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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."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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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I was wondering if anyone else on the site had someone in this division.

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Me too!  My son is Ship 9, Division 200 as well!

We will be at the same PIR. We need to plan every thing then our Sailors will be proud of us too. What do you think?

I got my first letter today. Did you hear from your son? Hope so!

My son will be in air traffic control. Does yours know what he'll be doing? Can't wait for PIR!

Got my letter today too!  Written on Mother's Day -  So sweet.  My son will be a Machinist Mate and will stay at Great Lakes for A School I believe.  I am super excited about PIR!  Do you know where you are going to stay?  I'm thinking I'll probably book at the Navy Lodge.  Still looking in to all that.

Haven't made plans, yet. Am reading blog sites and FB and waiting just a bit. Lord, this is hard!

There is a FB page for our ship/division that I find comforting, too.

I got my phone call today!!!!! I am so Happy!!!!! After 24 days without any information any notice not letter. Today After being crying all over the place. Today my sailor called me...... Division 202 !!!!! Getting Phone calls.......

Has anyone heard a BattleStations date for 199/200 from your SR?  We cannot post the dates on the pages here, but can private message them.  So, if you heard a date, please friend request/private message it to me.  I'm keeping a schedule, but so far have no confirmed dates for this PIR group.  Thanks!

Have been out of town and without phone/email/computer for a couple of weeks. Got the great news yesterday that our son is a sailor! I have finally exhaled! :) Can't wait to see him. Congrats to all the others who are now sailors/sailors' loved ones!

Wondered where you were!  Welcome back!  Do you have all your plans made for PIR?  I'm practically packed....Can't wait!


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