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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.

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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.


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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Divisions 053 and 054

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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Sorry Sarahs mom, I hope she is okay... I know you will be glad she is home but also sad at the same time.

I hope she is going to be OK. Prayers for her and the fact she tried this means a lot big hugs from all us moms.

Thank you so much for your support.  I really appreciate it.

I just got a call from my daughter. So nice to hear there voice when you cant see them. Shes doing good and she said its really cold like 8 degrees burr. Wish I could see her for christmas but I cant afford to go there. This will be the first year without her. But I am excited to go see her graduate. :)

I just got a call also. (I missed the call, but thank God he called his brother's phone so we were able to talk). He still has his sense of humor, thank God. And sounded more content than the other times I've spoke to him.

Hello, I have a 19 year old son in BC and he is graduating Jan 10th. Im so excited, He is on Ship 14 Division 053 Is anybodys loved one on same Ship and division?

my husband is on that ship & division my SR's Name starts with an AL (:

We have a son in Ship 14, div 54. The last time I spoke to our SR last weekend, he said Christmas on base would be fine, they are all in it together, and I think by now they have made some good friends. My son didn't seem too worried about it, we are from CA, going twice in 2 weeks is just too costly, he said Thanksgiving was fun so they're expecting the same for Christmas. He turned 18 five days before shipping out, so this will be a first, but in the bigger picture, our SRs are no longer 'ours' they belong to the US Navy and that makes me incredibly proud. He has a new life, an exciting, adventurous, scary (sometimes), but above all fulfilling life ahead, tough times, but the Navy is making them stronger every day. Bootcamp days are counting down - we're nearly into the 20's! 

That is so true and I'm glad to hear there are others this young. My daughter is in the same ship & div as your son & is also just 18yrs old. I also can't go for Christmas so I'm glad to hear they will be OK.

Hi Im a nervous wreck, My son Jesse is on Ship 14 Division 053, I have only got 1 phone call that lasted 1 min and a small note about 4 sentences. Havent heard from him since but his girlfriend has gotten a letter saying he has been sick and has had shin splints that might be stress fractures, it sucks when you cant get a hold of him for an update, no curious to see if he is able to graduate......

I heard no news is good news my husband is in that ship same division if u inbox me ur sr last name I would ask for you I know how stressful the not being able to ask is I do know they're last call was last Friday for most (:


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