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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Division 909

Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A School together.

Get to know each other, your SRs are!

Please still use the Main Wall of the PIR Group to post questions and concerns, we “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion area as often as we would like.

Every single question that is asked is important Every single concern is genuine Every single member is important to us We don't want to accidentally overlook any of them or you.

Hang in there!!!

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Hi Ladies.  My son is also in Ship 02, Div 909.  I'm just a little late getting connected to this site.  We have received three phone calls, (excluding the day he arrived at BC on 11/13/13) and several letters.  Our last call was on Christmas.  He wasn't adopted by a family, but said everyone in his division who wasn't adopted by a family was able to go to a church for the day.  He was in great spirits and was looking forward to PT.  I'm wondering, where are most of you staying for PIR?  I have our airline tickets and rental car reserved, but not our hotel.  Suggestions??

Thank you, Savannah.  This helps.

K7, we are staying at the Marriott Residence Inn in Waukegan. It got pretty good reviews on this site.
There's a meet and greet?
My SR was adopted for Christmas
Found him on this FB page

My SR told me what he thought the date of battlestations was for this division.  I understand we are not to post it, but if you want to know, just private message me.  (I hope that's okay!)  It would be nice if we could get extra prayers going for them during that time.

ProudMom93, I just sent you a friend request, since I think that is the only way I can private message you.  I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate this site (which is a great resource).

Thanks so much for the link.  I found a great pic of my SR.

Ok I feel really dumb. What is the sarges meet and greet, pir ribbons, and challenge coins?

Today we received a very short letter from our SR.  He asked several questions about his brothers. He ended by saying everything over there is alright and he should be seeing us on the 10th.  I'm hoping everything really is ok.  I know that as of our last call (on Christmas) he seemed very happy but there were still a few who were talking and getting the division in trouble.

I am feeling pretty silly right now, but the other day my sons bunk mates wife and I connected and I cannot for the life of me find her again. Division 909. My Son is Anderson from Texas.

 Proudmom, That tracks with what my SR said at Christmastime, that their BS was 1-7-14.


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