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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. 

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**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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Welcome to the Division Discussion for Division 805 and 806

Be very aware when posting about your SRs who are in this division. Make sure you read the OPSEC rules (everyone should).

sjtina, cor and a couple more ladies will be joining this discussion to answer your questions about the "800" division.

Although your SR is still in BC, what they are doing may be slightly different from what the other divisions in this training group are doing. It is also recommended that you go into your "settings" (clickable link on the right side) and change your privacy setting to "private" and change everything to friends only.

Please still use the main wall to post general questions, and concerns, such as meet and greet questions etc. Specific questions regarding the 800 division should be posted here.

We “veteran” moms don’t always get to into the discussion groups as often as we would like to, and the ladies helping out with the 800 divisions don't always get to the main wall as often as they 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 ladies!!!

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I am doing pretty good.   I also spoke with my son on Saturday and got his take on things.   I have not yet received a letter but I am hoping for one this week. 


I got my plane tickets and booked a suite at the Navy Lodge.   I can't wait to see him!

Hello, I have a son in the 806 division also. Spoke to him on Saturday. All booked and ready to go see him...counting down the days. My son is staying in Great Lakes after graduation. Does anyone know what he is aloud to have in his room at that point.  I know he is aloud is cell phone, what about a ipad or anything else. Anyone know for sure?

TANK, he can have all his personal items, such as lap top, ipad, and such. He can also have some personal clothing items

Could someone please confirm Monday? I have been told we would now have them on Monday. 

Normally Monday is not a day off. You will have him Friday thru Sunday during the day

Hi all! My son is in 805. Weekend was made after hearing from him! I did order the ribbons from Lola Ribbons on this site.  She was wonderful!! They can have their cell phones, laptops, ipads, etc. after boot camp. Thank God!

If it is a Federal Holiday, then you would get the extra day to spend with your boy. What holiday is it?

Martin Luther King Day

Hi everyone! I have a son in 805 and I am going by the motto, "no news is good news". 

I am glad to read others' news and look forward to hearing more, hopefully in a letter or call here at home.

we are trying to figure out the PIR travel arrangements and can't wait :)!

My son is in the 806 and says some guys are not getting mail. I missed his call on Saturday am. I need to send him xmas gifts need ideas what about personal grooming items ,snacks is there anyone in the 806 who will not get Xmas mail, gifts ect.  I am happy to adopt a few SRs for Xmas and graduation .

Susan, usually 800 divisions are not allowed packages. I would hold on to them until after bootcamp

I have asked my son the same


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