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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.

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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 055 and 056

These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from the beginning through BS21 their final test. 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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Got my long awaited phone call! Was 7 min, so great to talk to him.

Thanks, happy for all who have heard from their sons/daughters today! What a perfect day.

I just got 14 min call

We just got a call too! So happy to hear his voice!

hope they all get to call tonight

Hello everybody!   Just received call from my son  Ship 11 Div 055!  He sounds fine.  Says he is going with a friend for adopt a sailor and the arrangements have already been set up.  I think the friend is from Chicago.  Anyone on this site from the area?  and plan on visiting for Christmas?

I would like to have a chaplain speak to my son about a loss we had in our family. I spoke to my son tonight and gave him the bad news. He was devasted. I just want to make sure he gets the emotional support he needs while he grieves in bootcamp. Does anyone know how to get him some help?

mrodr12   post this comment on the main page for PIR 1 10 14 and diannep, one of the senior moms on the site, may be able to help you.  Going through the red cross is how we notify our soldiers of death and maybe this is also how you would ask for chaplain services.  I am not quit sure.  You also might contact his local recruiter and ask them if they could give you someone to contact.   Hope this helps!  So sorry for your loss.

Has anyone recieved a phone call today?  I am hoping for one! He told me in his letters that he thought they might be able to call yesterday but they must not have been able to. 

Hello ProudNavyBlue#1  I received a phone call yesterday evening and my son is from the same ship and Div as yours.  Hopefully you will get one today.   Maybe they split them up and some get to call on Saturday and some on Sunday.  I will be praying for you to get a call today!

Thank you Mom2Bella!  Prayers much appreciated right now!   Its so nerve wracking hoping and waiting for the phone to ring.   I have been glued to the phone hoping for his call!  So happy you and some others got one! 

Hi everyone! Looks like a bunch of you are getting snow today. Our SRs certainly are.
We got a call yesterday! I say "we" like I am a group, but as it turned out I missed the call (because I was in the car rocking out), so he turned around and called my aunt - whose house I was headed to watch the game (congrats to my FSU Seminoles ACC Champions!!!). Glad he got to talk to her so now I have info from another perspective. he got his ingrown toenail fixed. - they actually removed the entire nail (ewww) and he got two days light duty while it healed. He says it is bitterly cold, but they have the kids bundled up so good that the only thing that got cold was his eyeballs.

He did say they were not getting mail as regularly as we have been sending letters. Between me and my aunt, we've written at least six letters and he said he has only received two. Does anyone know is this a function of having to train someone to do the mail? He said he thinks "they are hiding the mail", but then he also thought they microchipped everyone with the peanut butter shot. Don't worry - my son has a very dry sense of humor. He makes me laugh and I miss him so much!

Oh - and he did tell my aunt he thinks they will be able to make more phone calls on Monday. keep those phones close!


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