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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.


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.

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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 everyone.. just wanted to drop in a note here since I am a proud mommy of a son in this division and ship...

Hi flutterflyship2devision909 - I'm a proud mom too, with a son in div 02 ship 909.  I haven't gotten a letter yet.  I suspect he's sending important info to his dad.

During my call today I was told that they were given extra time to write letters but not all letters have been mailed yet, but that we should be receiving them soon. 

Thanks.  My son hates handwriting.  I guess I'm basing my lack of letters on the fact that when my oldest was in Marine Boot Camp, I got a letter at least twice a week.  They make them write.  :)

Ohh I cant wait to get letters. I am starting to talk the mail I guess we will patiently wait.. or maybe not so patient.
Hi everyone! I know we are all getting nervous as PIR gets close and we still have no letters answering our questions, but I know he is safe and being taken care of. If you want please friend me so we can keep in touch. I am not on here a lot as I have started back to school, but I will try to do better now that we are almost halfway!! Yay!! Prayers to you all!

You will be one proud mommy when you see your child graduate.  I've been through one already with my oldest as a Marine.  Bring lots of tissue, and don't be nervous - everyone is so friendly and helpful.

I have gots lots of tissue handy nowadays as that's all I can seem to do... Cry at the drop of a hat and I am sooooo not a crier...

But, I know PIR will be so very special and I am more than excited to see him perform and PIR... We are officially half way and now I can't seem to sit still!

So today I got my first letters and gosh does he write so very neat... Unlike when he was in

Well, gotta get dinner started, have a great day!

ohh my goodness,, need to get dressed and raid the mailbox.. fingers crossed...

I have mine crossed for you too! Let me know...

So on a bright note of all the waiting and worrying.. How is everyone making their soon to be sailors a part of Christmas>? I have started a If I had a million dollars what would I get you this year.  Each letter gives a new gift. As well as his little sister has brought back a tradition they had by writing Santa a letter for Christmas. She wrote hers and sent it to him. She is waiting for his which she will put with cookies and milk. They add a list of all the things they want. Oh and an appology for anything they did wrong. lol.. They did this together up till 2 years ago.

I got it today... ty... i was soo excited..


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